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Address: 16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
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+66 2 628 6300 ext. 5120
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built by King Rama V, this palace is the largest teak structure in the...

Built by King Rama V, this palace is the largest teak structure in the world featuring a unique blend of Victorian and delicate Thai architecture.

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Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok
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US$595.65*
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Full-Day Thai Arts Tour from Bangkok

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“the Dusit Garden” -King Chulalongkorn personal living quarters until 1906

Its elaborate architectural style reflects a western influence. Some rooms house exhibitions of art works, there is a silverware display room, a ceramic display room, a glassware... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stockholm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After searching online I couldn't be sure that the palace was closed so we decided to check it out. We were dropped at an entrance opposite the zoo where a security guard from the parliament building next door told us the palace was shut so we walked round to the northern boundary where there was a notice with English language... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its elaborate architectural style reflects a western influence. Some rooms house exhibitions of art works, there is a silverware display room, a ceramic display room, a glassware display room and an ivory display room.Much to see for history buffs, fabulous building in teak. An entrance ticket from the Grand Palace allows free entry to Vimanmek Mansion .

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Historical building. + Very nice house and garden. We did not take a guided tour which I think can be recommended. + small food court within premises. Very good cheap food. Among the best street food we ate in Bangkok. Mains for 40-50 baht. Kids loved it. Mango was great. - a little difficult to get to. We took a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went all the way to Dusit Park to visit Vimanmek Mansion just to find it was closed for restoration until further notice! What a disappointment! Appreciate the Thailand Tourism Authority provide this kind of information publicly. Besides us, there are a couple of Spanish tourists who were similarly let down.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I went here in 1999, and it was not crowded, they had Thai Dancing on the grass, and at the end of the tour you went through an amazing museum. The our is 16 to 20 minutes long, and it is extremely crowded, they did away with the museum and the Thai dancing. What you get is an amazing building... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We visited Vimanmek Mansion at about 10.30am on a summer day, the temperature outside is over 30oC. We had to wait under sunlight for about 45 minutes. Worrying that the kids can get ill in such a hot weather, we took them to the small restaurant near to the gate but it was full of people. We returned to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a place where King Rama V ever lived. The mansion is quite big but to enter there are many strict rules like for women there are no short pant and tanktop. Also no camera allowed inside the mansion but you can take the picture outside. There are 50+ rooms but only 10+ are open for public. I finish... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The building itself with all it's luxurious interiors and many details would be very interesting in itself, but for us the off-putting thing was the military-like order kept by the military junta. Even though it's not a place of worship you are required to cover your legs and not allowed to take photos. Photos are actually SO forbidden that after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

After paying the entry fee of 200 Baht there were some more cost. We did not expect an issue with clothes but men have to wear long pants (or wraps), short sleeve shirts, women have to wear long pants (ankles don't need to be covered) and medium sleeve shirts (cover of elbow). If you don't have these things, you have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is truly a well preserved step back into Thai history. It would probably be best to have a tour guide through the actual residence as there are no information signs indicating what you are busy viewing. A lot is self explanatory though. There are many other buildings and museums around the palace for you see using the same ticket.... More 

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When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.
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