Today, the palace is still utilised by the present King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej (i.e. Rama IX), and the Thai Royal Family. They are are said to be in residence between the months of January to March when this attraction is closed to the general public.
Just outside of the palace grounds is a small village which seems to cater to the tourist trade by selling food and drinks along with a variety of souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, and other handicrafts. In 1964, the king’s mother, Somedet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani (1900-1995) is said to have visited the same village while on her first trip to Bhubing Palace.