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 Her Majesty the Queen in 1993, Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall has housed displays of arts and crafts produced through the queen’s Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupation and Related Technology (SUPPORT). This initiative assists people in rural areas by promoting traditional arts and crafts to help people maintain a standard of living in the areas they are from and stop the exodus to Thailand’s cities. The works on display include traditional weaving and wood carvings, traditional ‘Mudmee’ silk, and ceramics. Great place to visit if you have the time.
Details: Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall is very close to Vimanmek Mansion (Vimanmek Palace) and is probably best to tackle both on the same trip.
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