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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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An alternative to the Grand Palace

The last time I visited the Grand Palace it was 6 years ago it was not crowded and i still get to take a decent picture. i was told that recently with the influx of China... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The last time I visited the Grand Palace it was 6 years ago it was not crowded and i still get to take a decent picture. i was told that recently with the influx of China tourists, the Grand Palace is not very enjoyable anymore. So i was introduced to this summer palace build by King Rama V. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The entrance fee to the Vimanmek Mansion is included in the ticket to the Grand Palace and has to be utilised within 7 days of issue of the ticket. Vimanmek Mansion is the world's largest residence made entirely of golden teak and ia approximately 110 years old. It is about 5 km away from the Grand Palace and is located... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Vimanmek is the great place to see the art in King Rama 5, every real photos in every rooms ( if you notice ) can tell the history and foreign relation between king Rama the 5 and European countries.

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Thank hyperboyz9
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely an impressive building but not nearly impressive as many other options in Bangkok. Definitely see it if you are here for more then three days,

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Thank nikkisortisio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

It is like walking through time to the era when the previous reign live in this mansion. Many family portraits and royal visits are well kept. The mansion was kept clean and given air con now so it was a nice visit away from the street traffics. You can go there using the Bus #70 from Ratchadamnoen Klang Road it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We went on a guided tour of this palace, it's the world largest golden teakwood Mansion and has about 75 rooms. Visitors can see only 30 of these rooms.we had to put our bags ,phone and cameras in safety box as they won't allow anyone to take pictures inside Mansion, we also have to remove our shoes. We then proceeded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I visited this Mansion with my son, who lives in Bangkok. It is a very impressive site which has several museums as well as the main mansion. I was wearing cropped trousers so was lent a sarong to cover my legs. The Mansion is visited by guided tour which was very interesting and the building itself is impressive. I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I took a short 15 min walk from Queen Sikrit Museum , Anada Samakohm Palace to Vimanmek Mansion . The mansion was built in the 19th century, the Vimanmek Mansion is the largest structure in the entire world to have been built entirely of teak wood. The entire palace is air conditioned there are vast collection of vintage photos and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We did not have a good experience visiting the mansion, and felt like it was mostly a way to get money out of tourists. First, you cannot rent a sarang, unlike places like temples and the Grand Palace, and need to buy one (BHT100/item). And then, here comes the so-called "security rules" : no camera, phones, water bottles... That you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were full of excitement to see this attraction, but were repelled by the 'clothing police' who insisted that we were inappropriately dressed (although we had arms and knees covered). They dismissively pointed 'yonder' but there was no help to achieve their required dress. We therefore sat aside from the entrance - only to witness several tens of Asian tourists... 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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