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Vimanmek Mansion

16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
66 2 628 6300 ext 5120
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Ranked #48 of 218 Attractions in Bangkok
4.0 of 5 stars 314 Reviews
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Built by King Rama V, this palace is the largest teak structure in the world featuring a unique...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner 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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Hong Kong Region, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The museum has a designed specific route for visitors to visit it inside. I should have enjoyed it more, but there are many Chinese tours. Those Thai guides who can speak Mandarin spoke very loudly all along. Only several rooms are opened to outsiders but you can only look into the room via the door and cannot go in. Those... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting the mansion....but it is difficult to get to the location if you go on your own......i got the BTS then tried to get a taxi for the rest of the trip.....after 20min and 10 taxis saying they would NOT take me there i got a motorbike to take me....tip....get one that provides a helmet.....it was fast and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited on 17th december 2014, to enter the mansion, you need to purchase a ticket. For me, i bought it from the grand palace which costs 500baht( can be used to visit other areas such as the dusit throne hall etc). The ticket can be used in vimanmek. The mansion is beautiful with numerous antiques, photos and other royal collectibles... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The palace is huge, great, traditional, and a bit spooky (well it's only because it's old and no one live there anymore) .. :-) but the whole package was nice. You have to keep all your stuff in the provided locker, you have to pay to lock it. And don't forget to leave your mobile phone and camera in your... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

First of all let me warn you that you have to dress properly. That's no shorts and sleeveless top for both man and woman. I don't recall reading any reviews that talk about this. Unlike the Grand Palace which they provide you with free cover ups, you need to buy them. You have a choice of 100 baht or 50... More 

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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115 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is worth a stop. It will take you between 2-3 hours to visit properly. First you need to go to the back of the building to buy you ticket, then they will have an area for you to store your bags. Camera 's and bags are not welcome in the museum. There is magnificient pieces of art there,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were brought to Vimanmek Mansion by a tour guide on our second day in Thailand. Personally I think foreign visitors who love to go deeper in understanding Thai cuture, religion and royal life should definitely visit Vimanmek Mansion. For me, it was a precious chance to get more insights about the royal structure, history, and achievement. As this is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The pavillion was made from Golden teak. Inside you can see how the royal's family live back for like 100 years ago. There're not many tourists in this place comparing with the major tourist attraction. It's worth going. I was glad I made decision to come here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We loved wondering through this beautiful old style Thai house which was a refreshing change from the ornate temples and palaces we had seen until now. It also gives you an insight into Thai 'royal life', or as close as you will get to it. The downs: avoid the afternoon if possible or you will get run over by the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We received free entrance to Vimanmek Mansion after paying to get into the Grand Palace. The Mansion houses many gold, silver and precious items that belong to the royal family. There is an in depth audio tour that will give you all the information you need to understand all the items, which include, thrones, tapestries and artwork. The Mansion is... More 

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