History & Culture

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 high) in the center, surrounded by six smaller domes.

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was constructed in the Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style of architecture. The exterior is decorated with marble from Carrara, Italy. The domes and walls are covered with paintings by Professor Galileo Chini and Carlo Riguli depicting the history of the Chakri Dynasty, from the first to the sixth reign. The building was completed in 1915.

It was used as the headquarters of the People’s Party during the four days of the 1932 Revolution (June 24-27), which transformed the country’s political system from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional one. The first National People’s Assembly convened on June 28, 1932 in this throne hall. After that, it was used as the Parliament House until 1974.
Details: Official hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Museum is closed on Mondays).
Admission Fee:
Adult 150 Baht
Child 75 Baht
Tel. +66 2282 7318-19

How to get there: It’s probably best to use a taxi or tuk-tuk to get there.
The following buses will get you there:
Bus Number: 16, 18, 23, 70 and 72
Air-conditioned Bus Number: 503 and 505