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Vimanmek Mansion

Address: 16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Phone Number: 66 2 628 6300 ext 5120
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Ranked #67 of 250 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stunning building set in beautiful grounds. Additionally, the entrance ticket also gives you access to other buildings each with different exhibitions (the throne hall has examples of thai carving, gold and silver artifacts, silk etc all of which are stunning in beauty and detail). As with anything associated with the royal family in Thailand please dress correctly - long skirts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited this huge mansion as part of our private day tour around Bangkok. Strict rules apply before visiting the mansion as we must leave our belongings (incl bag, mobile phone & camera) behind into a locker and shoes in a storage. We must go through a security check point where the guard will search our body before entering the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A Grand Mansion with authentic old furnitures. We visited this place because the ticket is included in Grand Palace ticket. We must leave our shoes and belongings into a locker (THB 20 for 1 locker) and then going inside the mansion. Security is very strict, no camera, no phone, no nothing when inside the Mansion. Visiting without a guide maybe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have visited the palace many times, beginning in the 1980s. Our first visit was great, as we were able to wander in and out of all the rooms and were practically on our own. This time all the rooms were cordoned off, even those containing display cases, meaning that you couldn't really see anything. Add to this large coach... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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