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Vimanmek Mansion

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Address: 16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Phone Number: 66 2 628 6300 ext 5120
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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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A grand mansion on a canal, easy to envision it in it's glory days, with royal guest arriving by boat. A lot of procedures involved, lockers for backpacks, phones, and cameras... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Woolhat2013
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Great Falls, Montana
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First you deposit your bags in a locker by the gate, then you deposit your water bottle, cell phones and other things in another locker inside the compound, then you buy and wear a sarong (The pants and top you wore for the Grand Palace and other Wats is not good enough for this place), then you stand in a... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A grand mansion on a canal, easy to envision it in it's glory days, with royal guest arriving by boat. A lot of procedures involved, lockers for backpacks, phones, and cameras. Shoes off prior to admission. But a real glimpse into the lives of the Royals back in the day. Immaculate gardens. The visit itself does not take very long,... More 

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Thank Woolhat2013
Tonsberg, Norway
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a remarkable building and unlike anything I have ever seen. You enter in groups and have to leave your cameras and bags in lockers before you enter. A little stressful getting in, but to me it was worth it. This building was build on the island of Koh Sichang in Chon Buri and moved to Bangkok, amazing

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Thank Halvard S
Birmingham
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of architecture upon approach this looked ideal.. By the time we reached the teak palace I had two different locker keys and having to buy a garment to cover up my partner.. I could not relax due to a unnecessary amount of 'Attention' signs and unfriendly security. One other rule is asking to 'speak in a low... More 

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Thank Lee M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got our tickets with the Grand palace fee we paid the day before and the houses and gardens are beautiful with loads of artifacts, so it was worth a visit...and we even saw a small alligator climbing out the stream on our way in! But on the flip side there are soo many rules and soo much security for... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful teak building and surrounding gardens was a winner for me. It takes the edge off the over-decorated grandeur and strikes you as a pleasant country house. Clean and ordered while steeped in Siamese history. Loved the Thai dancing by the moats around the villa. As always avoid the crowded times, blended in and soak up the atmosphere. Take... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after visiting the Grand Palace. The ticket for the grand palace can be used for visiting Vimanmek within 7 days after purchase. You need to store your bags and camera here for THB 20 / THB 30 per locker before entering and also take off your shoes. The mansion is air conditioned and is well maintained so it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Bangkok is usually a good place to visit for a few days, but do not come over the New Year holiday as lots of places are closed. We had planned to visit the Vimanmek palace and had not seen anything on the web or in our guide book to say that it closed for 4 days over the New Year... More 

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Thank Arthur M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was an interesting place to go with a number of different properties and exhibits included in the admission price. One of my favourites was the photography exhibition that are photos that the current King had taken. The tour was interesting and last approx 45 minutes. The only negative I will say is that there were too many tours going... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a royal museum so remember the strict dress code and no bags can be taken in so remember to keep some money on you. Full length trousers for men, full length skirt or sarong for ladies. Sarongs are available to buy for 50 baht or 100 baht depending on quality. We kept ours for lying on the beach... 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.