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Vimanmek Mansion
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 4, 2012

The whole architecture and cultured design are very impressive and superb. somehow, i wonder.... why must there has chinese buddha shrine/temple? i guess the shrine/temple has been donated/sponsored by somebody (of course Chinese) to locate the shrine/temple there. and of course the shrine/temple is not an origin monumen. its look so new and still fresh compared to other architecture and buildings...

Thank Lavender L
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Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Vimanmek is claimed to be the biggest teak palace in the world and as such is very impressive. The view of the outside made my breath hold for a moment and the inside followed suit, with beautiful, wooden rooms furnished in the EUROPEAN style. The key drawback was the fact that you could only visit with the organized tour, which takes place a few times per day (so you'd better check the schedule online before arriving) and the tour guide`s English was very poor and the stories not so much interesting, at least the ones we could understand.

1  Thank kamczan
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

It is rare that you can simply stroll the grounds of a major attraction and feel satisfied, then go in and be blown away! Vimanmek is good for a half-day if you want. My second visit we brought a picnic and enjoyed it on the grounds after the tour. Recommend you take a standard group tour, then hang back and ask a question or two of one of the docents on break...twice I've received a private tour with complete detail that way. It can be rough on the feet, if you're not used to walking long distances in your socks, but it is worth the trouble!

4  Thank DavidWGrant
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

One of the world biggest teak wood mansion!! Waw, imagine you live there... It was built by the king <RamaV> hundreds years ago. With a lot of story to learn about Thai culture and history. Won't regret going there.

1  Thank KaiserAnubis
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Dusit Park includes Vimanmek Mansion, the Throne Hall and numerous other museums located in the various buildings. Be prepared to walk between the attractions, and there is a dress code for the Throne Hall (wrap-arounds are sold for 40 baht). The Throne Hall includes a fabulous display of Thai crafts in the ground floor section. Vimanmek Mansion involves a guided tour. If there is not one due to take place in your language then you may be admitted independently. There are several eating places throughout the park. I chose the one near the Throne Hall. To enjoy the gardens as well as the other attractions before it gets too hot then I suggest getting there in the morning. There are separate admission charges to the two main features.

2  Thank AussiesBallarat
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