We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 6626286300
Website
Today
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$41*
and up
Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok
More Info
$67*
and up
Bangkok Grand Palace Architectural Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 529 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Free ticket if you've been to grand palace

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 July 10, 2016
herina c
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

529 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 315: English reviews
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here in 1999, and it was not crowded, they had Thai Dancing on the grass, and at the end of the tour you went through an amazing museum. The our is 16 to 20 minutes long, and it is extremely crowded, they did away with the museum and the Thai dancing. What you get is an amazing building... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank WonTravel
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
2 Thank ThangNT
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank herina c
Helsinki
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Neropatti
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank BirgM
Level Contributor
76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank larkanw
Level Contributor
74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank PikTzeHong
india
Level Contributor
105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank IndiaAnna
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank hyperboyz9
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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,

Helpful?
Thank nikkisortisio

Travelers who viewed Vimanmek Mansion also viewed

 

Been to Vimanmek Mansion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vimanmek Mansion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Dusit

Neighborhood Profile
Dusit
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.