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Address: 16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
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Phone Number: 6626286300
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok
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Bangkok Grand Palace Architectural Tour

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This is a place where King Rama V ever lived. The mansion is quite big but to enter there are many strict rules like for women there are no short pant and tanktop. Also no camera... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
herina c
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Vimanmek Mansion at about 10.30am on a summer day, the temperature outside is over 30oC. We had to wait under sunlight for about 45 minutes. Worrying that the kids can get ill in such a hot weather, we took them to the small restaurant near to the gate but it was full of people. We returned to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place where King Rama V ever lived. The mansion is quite big but to enter there are many strict rules like for women there are no short pant and tanktop. Also no camera allowed inside the mansion but you can take the picture outside. There are 50+ rooms but only 10+ are open for public. I finish... More 

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Thank herina c
Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building itself with all it's luxurious interiors and many details would be very interesting in itself, but for us the off-putting thing was the military-like order kept by the military junta. Even though it's not a place of worship you are required to cover your legs and not allowed to take photos. Photos are actually SO forbidden that after... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

After paying the entry fee of 200 Baht there were some more cost. We did not expect an issue with clothes but men have to wear long pants (or wraps), short sleeve shirts, women have to wear long pants (ankles don't need to be covered) and medium sleeve shirts (cover of elbow). If you don't have these things, you have... More 

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Thank BirgM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is truly a well preserved step back into Thai history. It would probably be best to have a tour guide through the actual residence as there are no information signs indicating what you are busy viewing. A lot is self explanatory though. There are many other buildings and museums around the palace for you see using the same ticket.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The last time I visited the Grand Palace it was 6 years ago it was not crowded and i still get to take a decent picture. i was told that recently with the influx of China tourists, the Grand Palace is not very enjoyable anymore. So i was introduced to this summer palace build by King Rama V. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The entrance fee to the Vimanmek Mansion is included in the ticket to the Grand Palace and has to be utilised within 7 days of issue of the ticket. Vimanmek Mansion is the world's largest residence made entirely of golden teak and ia approximately 110 years old. It is about 5 km away from the Grand Palace and is located... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Vimanmek is the great place to see the art in King Rama 5, every real photos in every rooms ( if you notice ) can tell the history and foreign relation between king Rama the 5 and European countries.

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Thank hyperboyz9
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Definitely an impressive building but not nearly impressive as many other options in Bangkok. Definitely see it if you are here for more then three days,

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Thank nikkisortisio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

It is like walking through time to the era when the previous reign live in this mansion. Many family portraits and royal visits are well kept. The mansion was kept clean and given air con now so it was a nice visit away from the street traffics. You can go there using the Bus #70 from Ratchadamnoen Klang Road it... 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.