By Danny Baggott @Dan_Baggie
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In June this year photographer, Dax Ward, ventured to the Prachuap Khiri-Khan Province to capture the haunting attraction on camera.
Dax, 37, said: “Built in the mid 1990's but abandoned at some point during construction, this unfurnished mansion holds an atypical décor which sets it apart from other structures in rural Thailand.
“There are a number of strange rumours surrounding what I call the Dolphin Bay Mansion; many say this place is now haunted.
“Whatever the reason for its construction and subsequent dereliction, this garish site is unlike any other I’ve seen.
“It’s so over-the-top in terms of grandiosity that it seems to belong to 17th century pre-revolution France.”
Dax understands the property surrounding the mansion has gradually been sold off over the years.
“The location is off limits to the public,” he said.
“With a three metre wall surrounding a third of the perimeter and a guard on duty 24 hours a day – most of the pictures I took were from behind the wall.
“I had to be creative and get the shots that I wanted with visitors not welcome.”
The mansion is still up for sale and Dax admits if he had the disposable income, he would consider buying the stunning property himself.
He said: “I was overwhelmed by the strange beauty of this one-of-a-kind place.
“I really see it as a piece of art rather than an actual habitat abode – it didn’t strike me as a cosy house.
“I’m very happy I was finally able to shoot this amazing place. The mansion has been on my mind for years since I first discovered it.
“Being able to document this special site was a great experience!”