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“Perfect Teak Wood Palace”
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 14 April 2017

This is a traditional palace and the building made entirely of golden teak. Leave your cameras and mobile phones when you entering the room of Vimanmek Mansion. There will be double checking before entering the room. So many staff here to check you. Leave your shoes and slippers and wearing polite. But shoe storage area on the ground floor was smelly. Open tuesday - saturday from 08.30 - 16.30. Buy a ticket about 100 bath. But if you have bough Grand Palace tickets, you may FREE to get to Vimanmek Mansion. Vimanmek Mansion close to Dusit Palace Complex and Zoo

5  Thank Marry E
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Mansion site is now totally enclosed in steel sheeting. I spoke to a local guide who said it will be 'many many months' before it re-opens.
This is our second time of going all the way out there to find it closed.

8  Thank Norman C
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

After searching online I couldn't be sure that the palace was closed so we decided to check it out. We were dropped at an entrance opposite the zoo where a security guard from the parliament building next door told us the palace was shut so we walked round to the northern boundary where there was a notice with English language on it. While it is understandable to close for refurbishment from time to time, I was particularly disappointed because there is no explanation of the reasons or planned reopening. Such a shame I've wanted to see this palace for a very long time.

14  Thank Smitch83
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Its elaborate architectural style reflects a western influence.
Some rooms house exhibitions of art works, there is a silverware display room, a ceramic display room, a glassware display room and an ivory display room.Much to see for history buffs, fabulous building in teak.
An entrance ticket from the Grand Palace allows free entry to Vimanmek Mansion .

1  Thank Phayao13
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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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