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“Look for details in the exhibition”

Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall
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Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok
Ranked #229 of 530 things to do in Bangkok
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“Look for details in the exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

The whole area in which this building is located is a pretty nice park where you can have a very relaxing walk anyway. The three main attractions come for free with the great palace so no money is wasted and with all the nice pieces inside neither is time.

If you have one morning as spare time on your Bangkok treip I can truly recommend this park.

The inside houses a nice exhibition of gifts to the king, including some jewelry but it is mostly interesting for the intricate patterns and pictures on some of the artifacts. Some curiosity will make this exhibiton much more interesting. No recording devices allowed but can be locked for free outside and proper attire is required as well as taking shoes off at the entrance.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Florian254
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“The building's architecture was more interesting than the items on display”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is a smaller throne room which contains mostly relics and items given to the king. You walk in to see a smaller room full of metals and the like. Then move to the right to a larger room with a throne at the end and several items in glass cabinets, the last room is filled with very intricate bamboo baskets. The building architecture is a lot more interesting than the items on display. There are free lockers outside where you can leave your camera, bags and your shoes. No photos inside. A overpriced restaurant is next door.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Sarah C
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Beijing, China
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“A real delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

As has already been mentioned the entrance ticket comes included with the Grand Palace and it is convenient to visit on route between the Vimanmek Mansion and the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall (both also included in Grand Palace ticket) so all three can be done in one morning.

We didn't have any great expectations for this attraction but we were very surprised by the beautiful architecture of the building and the exquisiteness of the pieces on display. There are many lovely things to see but we particularly enjoyed the miniture baskets and purses, so cute! The green metallic beetle wings are also amazing! No photos allowed so you'll just have to go there and see for yourselves. The exhibition is not very large and can be seen in 20-30 mins.

Warning: We visited on a Monday and found it closed (along with Vimanmek and Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall) even though the ticket says open every day of the week.

Visited February 2013
5 Thank Jon P
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Jaipur, India
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“Supporting Local Art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall or the Thai Handicraft Museum is a museum in Uthong Nai Dusit, Bangkok situated east of Vimanmek Mansion. It is a one-story hall beautifully decorated with carved wood pieces and stained glass on columns, walls and ceilings. This hall has been used as a meeting hall for high-ranking officials and as a banquet hall for the royal family and government officials till 1932. Later, it became part of the Parliament House.

In 1992 it was made a meseum building for displays of art works and handicrafts of exquisite beauty and great artistic value.These works, which have been produced by members of the Support Museum are of a wide variety. There are, for example, nielloware, silver and gold inlay work, jewelry made from the wings of the Buprestid (metallic green) beetle. Mudmee silk, Chok cloth, Lipau wickerwork, and leather and wood carving. Also, the Queen of Thailand has permitted the display of some of Her Majesty's personal artwork collection at the Meseum.

It is free with ticket of 400 baht for The Grand Palace. No Shoes and no Photograpjy is allowed.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank RajnishPathak
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Wilburton, Oklahoma
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“More than can be explained.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

It is truly amazing to see all the different Thrones and the ones made to fit elephants, The craftmanship is unbelieviable. The painting and art and the structure its self is beyond discription. There are people there glad to explain all you want to know. Go early so you have all the time you can to digest it all. If in Bangkok it is a must see.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Mike74554
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