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Review of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall - CLOSED

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed February 9, 2013

From the outside you know this is going to be special. Once inside the gold, murals, and carvings are like no other. The only building I have been in as close to this is the us Capitol. A must see site

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Reviewed February 4, 2013




The building itself is very impressive, but it is the artifacts that will leave a lingering impression. It is absolutely amazing what well-trained artists and craftspeople can create when given the chance. The items are so beautiful that they can't really be adequately described. I have visited the Throne Hall three times and will go back one more time before I leave Bangkok.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

NOTE women must wear skirts so bring along one to put over your pants.....or you will have to purchase a robe....a bit of a rip off I felt....given that no photos allowed etc....Soo disappointing that photos are not allowed! The replicas of various thrones, barges with jewels/precious and semi-prescious, gold....silk embroidery ...exhibit fine detail work that requires skill sets unheard of!! WOrth the visit.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Currently it hosts the art of kingdom exhibition. the craft works in this exhibition are so beautiful and amazing for the detail. The building are built by the great Italian architect 100 years ago and inside is fresco painting showing the story of Chackri Dynasty. Definitely worth the trip to see.

Thank Prapan P
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Although this isn't the easiest place to get to (no BTS/MRT nearby) and you probably won't spend a great deal of time wandering the gallery or grounds, it's still an impressive collection, interesting building and pleasant location that warrants a visit.

The current exhibit showcases contemporary works commissioned by the Royal Family. It opened in December 2012 and the ending date has not yet been specified but I would expect it to remain open for several months or even a year or two. The works are incredible in their detail and intricacy and provide the foreigner some understanding of the style and nature of traditional Thai art. Works of this degree of craftsmanship are only hinted at in other museum collections.

Depending, of course, on your level of interest, I would plan about an hour and a half to go through the collection. Included with the admission price (150THB) is an electronic audio guide which tells a lot about the what and how of the objects but is disappointingly short on the why or background narrative. The website ( http://www.artsofthekingdom.com/EartsofA.html ) notes that Grand Palace tickets from within 7 days prior may be used for admission here.

I would suggest visiting at the end of a day of touring as the aircon in the exhibit and a small coffee shop outside will make it a comfortable place to cool off and wind down from a tiring day.

Thank Chang_and_Ling
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