Get lost in scalloped trimming, tiled patios, and wall-to-wall windows at the world's largest teakwood mansion. Built as a personal residence for King Rama V, this gorgeous building is now open to the public for viewing. Glimpse into the lives of royals and visit Vimanmek Palace on your next visit to Bangkok.
From throne rooms to bathrooms, the ornate architectural genius of the Vimanmek palace will impress any tourist. The mansion holds 31 exhibition rooms, featuring bedrooms, throne rooms, and open-air patios. The residence sits amidst a lush royal garden, decorated with orchards, patty fields, and colorful flowers. Undoubtedly, this extravagant palace is any HGTV fanatic’s dream.
Although originally built as a summer escape for King Rama V and his royal family in 1897, this three-story home seems almost too delicate to be lived in. The mansion is draped with exquisite, century old silverware, ceramics, and glassware. From spacious terraces, you can see the Dusit Royal Garden that surrounds the palace.
The palace is open for viewing every day of the week, including weekends and public holidays. Located in the Dusit district, the palace can be easily reached via bus or car. Tourists may drop in for a tour or explore the palace on their own. Traditional Thai dances are performed every day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Proper attire is required: no shorts, sleeveless shirts, or flip-flops.
What: Vimanmek Palace
Where: Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, 10300, Thailand
When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. every day
Recommended Hotel: Trang Hotel
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