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Vimanmek Mansion

16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
66 2 628 6300 ext 5120
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Ranked #62 of 258 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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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Vimanmek Mansion complex includes 13 other smaller exhibition halls. These are all listed on the back of your ticket - which will get stamped each time you enter a new hall. Some of the most interesting were the halls showing photographs taken by the king. Best exhibit has to be The Royal Tuk Tuk. There is strict security with... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This entire palace in Dusit park was built from wood. You actually have to walk barefoot when you visit it. Despite the long line, the entrance price and the lack of A/C inside - it's still worth it. For some strange reason, photography inside the palace was not allowed during our tour.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is one of the attractions within Dusit Park. It is supposed to be one of the highlights of Bangkok. The reasons for my low grade are: 1. As a disabled traveller, trying to get into the building was nigh on impossible, when I asked for assistance I was in essence told that I shouldn't be travelling on my own... More

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