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Dusit Palace

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Dusit Palace Park

The Dusit Palace Park is next door to the Dusit Zoo. The complex is made up of a number of building including the National Assembly (Thai Parliament Building), The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Vimanmek Mansion (now a museum) and the Royal Elephant National Museum.

Vimanmek Mansion
The Vimanmek Palace officially named Vimanmek Mansion, is a former royal palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It is also known as the Vimanmek Teak Mansion or Vimanmek Mansion. It is located in the Dusit Palace complex, nearby Dusit Zoo in Dusit district.

Vimanmek Palace was built in 1900 by King Rama V by having the Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence in Chuthathuj Rachathan at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit Garden. The celebration for the completion of Vimanmek Palace was held on March 27, 1901. It was used as a royal palace by King Rama V for five years until the completion of Amphorn Satharn Villa in 1906. In 1932, Vimanmek Palace was used only as a storage place of the Bureau of the Royal Household.

In 1982 Queen Sirikit asked permission of King Rama IX to renovate Vimanmek Palace for use as a museum to commemorate King Rama V by displaying his photographs, personal art and handicrafts, and to serve as a showcase of the Thai national heritage. The palace is now a major tourist attraction and is the world's largest golden teakwood mansion

The above is from the Guide to the Dusit Palace (brochure).

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall,
A beautiful building that is even more beautiful on the inside. Commissioned by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and completed in 1915
to be a reception hall and throne room.

Important Note: Dress code applies at these sites. Visit the official website for more info and for some rare photos of the interior. Offical Website

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

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