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Review of Vimanmek Mansion - CLOSED

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 29 November 2016 via mobile

Historical building.
+ Very nice house and garden. We did not take a guided tour which I think can be recommended.
+ small food court within premises. Very good cheap food. Among the best street food we ate in Bangkok. Mains for 40-50 baht. Kids loved it. Mango was great.
- a little difficult to get to. We took a taxi but surprisingly few knew where it was.
- may was low season as parts of house and garden was closed.

Bring a lot of water during hot season.

2  Thank 72pontus
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went all the way to Dusit Park to visit Vimanmek Mansion just to find it was closed for restoration until further notice! What a disappointment! Appreciate the Thailand Tourism Authority provide this kind of information publicly. Besides us, there are a couple of Spanish tourists who were similarly let down.

5  Thank Ngan H
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

I went here in 1999, and it was not crowded, they had Thai Dancing on the grass, and at the end of the tour you went through an amazing museum. The our is 16 to 20 minutes long, and it is extremely crowded, they did away with the museum and the Thai dancing. What you get is an amazing building furnished ala European on the inside. I would skip it.

2  Thank WonTravel
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We visited Vimanmek Mansion at about 10.30am on a summer day, the temperature outside is over 30oC. We had to wait under sunlight for about 45 minutes. Worrying that the kids can get ill in such a hot weather, we took them to the small restaurant near to the gate but it was full of people. We returned to the queue and were finally allowed to get into the gate. Inside the campus, there were men and women in uniform told us that we have to buy a 100-baht sarong each since we were wearing shorts and shirts. At the same time, we were not allowed to bring along bag, camera and cell phone so that we had to deposit them. After that, we went to inside to the shoes deposit place and walk with bare feet across the very hot court-yard to the building (there were carpets but they were not the right path). Inside the building, there were again policewomen checking body of (even male) tourists before allowing us to come in. The temperature inside is very cold so that some women could not stand and get ill. After such the unfavorable matters, the interior and furniture of the house is not interested us any more. Then, we had to walk out under sunlight to the road and waited for our bus to come for 30 minutes, since there is no parking nearby. In conclusion, we will not come back this place in the future.

6  Thank ThangNT
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a place where King Rama V ever lived. The mansion is quite big but to enter there are many strict rules like for women there are no short pant and tanktop. Also no camera allowed inside the mansion but you can take the picture outside. There are 50+ rooms but only 10+ are open for public. I finish the tour only for about 20 mins. After this you can go to Ananta Throne Hall. It is fascinating..

Thank herina c
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