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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 June 12, 2013

Me, my family and my partner hired a private van for a one day city tour. We told the driver that we want to go to Vimanmek Mansion (Bangkok's former royal palace) in the first place, but in the end he brought us here. The exterior of this building is rather westernized. It is white and grey in colors and it has a dome shaped roof. Make sure that you've purchased the combo ticket (including Grand Palace and Queen Sirikit textile museum). It's cost 500 baht for everything. The rule here is the same as in Grand Palace, but slightly stricter. Mens have to wear a long pants or jeans (no torn effects visible) and Ladies have to wear a knee length or long skirt (pants are not allowed). If you happened to forgot this by the time you are purchasing the ticket, they will ask you to buy a Sarong (wrapped cloth to be wear around the waist) for 50 baht. You can consider this as a souvenir. You are not allowed to bring any bag nor purse nor camera (even watch!). Basically you can only bring yourself in. They will provide you with English audio guide machine which was very helpful. This hall is actually a museum for all the artifacts from the past and present, normally made for the royal's family. The interior (especially the ceiling) is just majestic. It has all the paintings of Thai's histories. The artifacts that they have, just insane! I never imagined that Thailand has a excellent craftsmanship. I've been to Bangkok so many times, but this one was the highlight of my last journey! You have to come here and see it for yourself to believe it!

3  Thank beepbeepz
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Beautiful Throne Hall - it would be better if there were more pictures of historical use of the hall. Be sure to take plenty of water, wear a hat, sun glasses, and use sun screen. It is very HOT and there is no place to buy water inside of the Grand Palace!

2  Thank jennyliurn
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Absolutely, awesome display of Thai craftsmanship. Amazing !!!
Must visit for any one , who is even remotely interested in art.Dont miss this.
Was the highlight of our visit.Many visitors seem to miss this attraction.
I could have stayed here all day and not be bored at all !!!No photography allowed inside, must leave all your belongings in lockers provided.
Nimble fingers have toiled for weeks, months, maybe even years for some of the displays.
Good audio guide at counter. Included in the entrance fee of Grand palace of 500 B.
Preserve your GP ticket tab for free entrance to Vimanmek ,The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall,Abhisek dusit throne hall.(valid for 1 week after GP visit)Lady visitors must wear long skirts(available for sale of 40 B), however the ladies at the ticket counter were sporting mini skirts!! Short taxi ride(60-70B) from bts station Phayathai.
I could have stayed here all day and not be bored at all!!!

5  Thank kayurabng
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Having lived in Bangkok for a year we decided to visit the Ananada Samakhom it was great some fantastic intricate pieces of art and the building itself is also worth seeing. You can combine it with a visit to the Vimanmek palace too.

1  Thank Gonzalo L
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I showed up an hour before the announced closing time, after travelling halfway across the city to get there, and was rudely told that I was not allowed to enter. When I pointed out that their own sign said the Hall closed announced it closed an hour later, I was given a shrug and then ignored.

All I can tell you is that the hall is very impressive from the outside, but because of this absurd policy never did get to see inside.

4  Thank LosBound2014
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