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Vimanmek Mansion - CLOSED

16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
+66 2 628 6300
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interesting, messy to get in

If you visited the Grand Palace, you got a free ticket to visit this mansion. The king was inspired... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Tancredi C
Gorgeous

One of the quiet gems of Thai mansion complexes in Bangkok. Usually very under-visited, lots of... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Bubba C
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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.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“teak wood” (34 reviews)
“dusit palace” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Ratchawithi Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Dusit
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+66 2 628 6300
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

If you visited the Grand Palace, you got a free ticket to visit this mansion. The king was inspired by Versailles, and while nowhere near in terms of scale, it is still very interesting to see. Not too many people here, but getting inside the...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

One of the quiet gems of Thai mansion complexes in Bangkok. Usually very under-visited, lots of history to absorb, modest details to explain the displays and buildings. Well worth a visit if you like history.

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

First you deposit your bags in a locker by the gate, then you deposit your water bottle, cell phones and other things in another locker inside the compound, then you buy and wear a sarong (The pants and top you wore for the Grand Palace...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

A grand mansion on a canal, easy to envision it in it's glory days, with royal guest arriving by boat. A lot of procedures involved, lockers for backpacks, phones, and cameras. Shoes off prior to admission. But a real glimpse into the lives of the...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

This was a remarkable building and unlike anything I have ever seen. You enter in groups and have to leave your cameras and bags in lockers before you enter. A little stressful getting in, but to me it was worth it. This building was build...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

As a lover of architecture upon approach this looked ideal.. By the time we reached the teak palace I had two different locker keys and having to buy a garment to cover up my partner.. I could not relax due to a unnecessary amount of...More

1  Thank Lee M
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We got our tickets with the Grand palace fee we paid the day before and the houses and gardens are beautiful with loads of artifacts, so it was worth a visit...and we even saw a small alligator climbing out the stream on our way in!...More

5  Thank Kaiser2290
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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This beautiful teak building and surrounding gardens was a winner for me. It takes the edge off the over-decorated grandeur and strikes you as a pleasant country house. Clean and ordered while steeped in Siamese history. Loved the Thai dancing by the moats around the...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Went here after visiting the Grand Palace. The ticket for the grand palace can be used for visiting Vimanmek within 7 days after purchase. You need to store your bags and camera here for THB 20 / THB 30 per locker before entering and also...More

1  Thank RFM98
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Bangkok is usually a good place to visit for a few days, but do not come over the New Year holiday as lots of places are closed. We had planned to visit the Vimanmek palace and had not seen anything on the web or in...More

Thank Arthur M
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chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit
is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the
rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit
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