Monday - Sunday
09.30 - 16.00Contact Details
Your Bangkok itinerary wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world’s largest teak architecture. Vimanmek is the main structure in the complex of Dusit Palace. This three-storey mansion made of gold-colored teakwood was once a royal resort retreat called Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence at Chonburi’s Koh Si Chang. King Rama V demanded the dismantled and reassembled at its current premise in 1901 to serve as his residence. The design was inspired by Victorian architecture, with interiors finished with five different theme colors: blue, green, pink, ivory and peach. The 81-room mansion now exhibits royal amenities and furniture belonged to King Rama V.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thai dancing shows : Daily at 10.30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission: 100 baht, including entry to all venues in the compound of Dusit Palace. Entry tickets to The Grand Place also cover entry to Vimanmek.
Note: Proper attire is required
Contact: Ratchawithi Rd., Dusit, Bangkok, Tel :0 2628 6300-9, www.vimanmek.com
Getting there: Bus no. 12, 18, 28,56,70, 108, 515 http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Vimanmek-Mansion-Museum--81