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Vimanmek Mansion

16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
66 2 628 6300 ext 5120
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Ranked #64 of 267 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Castles
Description: 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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Sainte Rose, Reunion Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have been to Bangkok many many times and every time we tried to,get to Vimanmek, it was either closed or we had a problem. This time we could make it: I was really excited, but what a disappointment!! First, despite the fact that the House is simply gorgeous, the staff -I guess army people- are absolutely rude. We had... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was basically a self-guided tour, I just walked around the grounds and the actual mansion. If you like architecture and appreciate history, this is a great place to visit. The whole thing is made completely of teak, something you just don't see anymore. Make sure you wear decent socks, you do have to take off your shoes at some... More

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SOUTH AFRICA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The mansion built of teak was rather dark inside,it has lovely gardens surrounding it.More of the mansion should be opened.Need extra lighting to readdescriptions.Better things to see so just do if you are passing time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This building is completely built of teak wood; including the floor nails! The big interest is in the artefacts and collectibles inside. There are about 12 sets of elephant tusks alone; all gifts to the Kings. They were not hunters. Sad; but you just don't see it any more. Shoes off at the entrance and pat down by the female... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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141 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A King's Rama5 teakwood mansion / summer palace where relocated transfer from Sichang island Chonburi province and rebuilt here. A short journey 15 minutes by bus from Victory monument. Not so expensive admission fee allowed to see all other mansion series in these complex ground. The main mansion had many King's furniture usage room in variety color wallpainting (blue/pink/indigo etc.)... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The ticket for this mansion is included with your ticket to the Grand Palace, so if you are able to go to this as well it is worth the visit. I think they said you have seven days to visit after buying the ticket. It is in the same location as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, which is just a... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Arrived there by public bus and it was easy to find. Strictly no camera is allowed, and you have to store your bag at the lockers across the mansion. Theres a free english guided tour, so better wait for the guide to explain each and every room. Not every floor is open to public. On the way back to the... More

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Bangkok
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You will get a free ticket for this amazing teak mansion (moved from Chonburi in the time of Rama V) and held together without a single metal nail. Great photographic opportunities in the surrounding gardens and the place is oozing with history. Well kept and there are guides with tours in various languages. Nice way to spend a late afternoon... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

OK for 1 hour or so but not really worth coming to if you are on a short schedule in Bangkok. (Unless you are into National trust type properties then you'd love it) It is inexpensive, in good state of repair and when we went on a bank holiday it was empty. Food is cooked to order but not extensive.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

very very beauitufl. the teak wood and the design make it seem like a dolls house, furnised fantastically. make sure you have your knees and shoulders covered, men should also wear trousers. cant take photos and cant wear shoes. very strict

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