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Vimanmek Mansion - CLOSED

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Dec 26, 2018
“still closed :(((”
Jul 31, 2018
“Still Closed”
Closed for renovation 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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
+66 2 628 6300
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Unfortunately we couldn't have the chance to see it again. It was one of my favourite places in Bangkok, and it seems that it is going under endless renovation

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank bruno l
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

As of July 31 2018 Vimanmek Mansion is closed; wish I had read TA before going. Also Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is closed I don’t know how long for as I don’t speak Thai and the security guard doesn’t speak English but judging by the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank ShaneD1086
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

still closed. Wanted to visit and check the place but still under renovation. saddd :(((( for people who wanted to visit you can ride a bus from victory monument. bus # is 12. Fare is 9baht only

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank aickz29
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Don't lost your time, Vimanmek mansion is under renovation, the garden is even closed ... The opening is not given and the closure to the public is not specified anywhere! always sell tickets with visit of the grand Palace and this House!

Date of experience: January 2018
11  Thank OlivierCloitre
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This mansion is closed as of 25 June 2017. We asked the guards nearby and they said it is closed, and will be closed for a long, long time. Perhaps contacting them prior to the visit is a good idea. Otherwise, a visit to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Foong Y
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is a traditional palace and the building made entirely of golden teak. Leave your cameras and mobile phones when you entering the room of Vimanmek Mansion. There will be double checking before entering the room. So many staff here to check you. Leave your...More

Date of experience: June 2016
6  Thank Marry E
Reviewed March 10, 2017

The Mansion site is now totally enclosed in steel sheeting. I spoke to a local guide who said it will be 'many many months' before it re-opens. This is our second time of going all the way out there to find it closed.

Date of experience: March 2017
8  Thank Norman C
Reviewed January 7, 2017

After searching online I couldn't be sure that the palace was closed so we decided to check it out. We were dropped at an entrance opposite the zoo where a security guard from the parliament building next door told us the palace was shut so...More

Date of experience: December 2016
16  Thank Smitch83
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Its elaborate architectural style reflects a western influence. Some rooms house exhibitions of art works, there is a silverware display room, a ceramic display room, a glassware display room and an ivory display room.Much to see for history buffs, fabulous building in teak. An entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Phayao13
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Historical building. + Very nice house and garden. We did not take a guided tour which I think can be recommended. + small food court within premises. Very good cheap food. Among the best street food we ate in Bangkok. Mains for 40-50 baht. Kids...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Pontus J
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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
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Places to see on your own in Bangkok (12 Replies)
Group of 3 adults & one teenager (1 male & 3 females) visiting Bangkok for the first time in mid Nov. 2012 for a week. If not much of a hassle would like to visit popular sites without a tourist guide. Need some infomation on how to get to the Grand place, Emerald Buddha, Reclining Buddha,Vimanmek Mansion ,Golden Buddha & Damneensaduak Floating market. For other places of interest & shopping , we will be using the sky train & MRT . We intend to stay in The Sukhumvit area . Trying to cut...More
September 11, 2012|
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A good start is the Top Questions on the Right, including the "Getting Around" section which includes this FAQ on how to get to the Grand Palace (which includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha), and Wat Arun: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c158383/Thail… Vinmanmek is best by taxi. The Golden Buddha was be reached by MRT to Hualumpong then taking a short taxi ride. For the Damneon Saduak market go on a tour, its well outside Bangkok and a very early start. Its...More
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Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall (2 Replies)
Hi, May I know what is the most convenient way to get to Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall fr Rambuttri Village Inn? Is it inside Vimanmek Mansion Museum? I learnt that the admission fee for Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall comes free with admission fee to Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Is it true?
August 03, 2010|
Response frompornsak p|
No its not inside Vinmanmek but next door across a small canal. Getting there by taxi is about the only option, but is not too far.
Travel time or distance from Suvarnabhumi airport (3 Replies)
i would like to ask the travel time or distance from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Rajthevee area, The Grand palace, Vimanmek Mansion, Wat arum? -thanks
June 07, 2011|
Response fromEllemay|
Its approx 36kms (35mins) from Grand palace to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Traffic can be difficult at certain times in Bangkok - so allow time for traffic conjestion.