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Travel Guide > Central > Bangkok > History and Culture > Palaces in Bangkok

Vimanmek Mansion (Vimanmek Palace) in Bangkok


Vimanmek Mansion (Vimanmek Palace)
Bangkok

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 at right angles to each other. The ground floor of the palace is brick but upper floors are made entirely of golden teakwood. It is believed to be the largest building of its type in the world and comprises 81 rooms. The mansion houses a museum with a range of exhibits and displays reflecting King Chulalongkorn's era and the time Vimanmek was used as a royal palace, to ancient Thailand and His ajesty the King's photograph collection. This is a very well-kept museum with lovely grounds - it is well worth a visit if you have the time.

Details: Admission to the mansion is 100 Baht. Access to the mansion's various buildings requires you to show you ticket, so don't lose it! The ticket office closes at 15:30 but the museum and grounds are open from 08:30 to 16:30 daily. As with the Grand Palace, proper dress is required - people wearing shorts, etc. will not be allowed to enter. Pieces of cloth are available for rent to cover yourself if you are inappropriately dressed. Photography is not allowed inside the buildings, nor are you allowed to take bags inside. In addition, you are not allowed to wear shoes when you go into the buildings so wear a pair you can take off easily.

How to get there: The nearest BTS station is Phayathai, but this is still quite a long way from the mansion. It is probably best to go the rest of the journey by taxi.

It is possible to get to the mansion by boat - stop at Tewet Pier and take a Tuk-tuk the rest of the way to the mansion.

The following buses will get you there:
Bus number 12, 18, 28, 70, 108, 510, 515

Contact:
Vimanmek Mansion (Vimanmek Palace)
Rajavithi Road
Dusit
Bangkok 10300
Tel: 0-2628-6300-9


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