Vimanmek Teak Palace, Bangkok

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    This is Vimanmek Mansion, the...

    by Bangladeshee Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This is Vimanmek Mansion, the world's largest structure of golden teakwood. It dates from 1901 and was home to King Rama V, his family and concubines for six years while they waited for completion of the new royal palace. Why he got tired of living in the Grand Palace, I have no idea, but he must have loved Vimanmek because it's pure English Victorian, it was the first building in the country to have electricity and an indoor bathroom, and it was for women only, except for himself.

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