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Travel Guide > Central > Bangkok > History and Culture

Palaces in Bangkok

Bangkok has been the capital of Thailand for centuries and has a large number of royal palaces for visitors to take in.
Although there are numerous palaces in Bangkok, the most important one is the Grand Palace - a site that has become an icon for the capital. Visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok is as important as visiting Tower Bridge in London or visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris. However, the Grand Palace is one of a number of palaces in the capital and sites like Vimanmek Palace (or Vimanmek Mansion) rank among the more important. If you are in Bangkok, make sure you experience the grandeur and splendor of at least one royal palace!


Worth seeing

For those of you luck enough to be in Bangkok for a longer trip than most, you could consider visiting some of the following temples.


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Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall

Completed in 1904, the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall is situated east of the Vimanmek Mansion. The building saw a number of state occasions when it was part of Dusit Palace, but since being restored by...
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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It is now a museum. The Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome (49.5 meters ...
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Vimanmek Mansion (Vimanmek Palace)

Originally located on Koh Sri Chang, King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) moved Vimanmek Mansion (Cloud Mansion) to its present location in 1901. The palace has three floors and comprises two buildings...
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