Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Bangkok

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    Dusit Palace: Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

    by cal6060 Updated Nov 11, 2012
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    Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is one of my favorite art museums in Asia. It is not only having a beautiful exterior Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style building, but also magnificent interior of the golden rich Renaissance decor.

    Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to reconstruct an older building built by King Mongkut (Rama IV), as a reception hall within Dusit Palace in 1907. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) died in 1910 before the completion of the building in 1915.

    During the four days of the 1932 Revolution (Jun 24-27), the building was used as the headquarter of the People's Party. The Thais' political system has changed from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional one. On 28 Jun 1932, the first National People's Assembly was held here. It was remaining being the Thailand Parliament House until 1974.

    Today, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a two storey exhibition hall to exhibit the masterpieces of Arts of the Kingdom, part of the support foundation of Her majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand. You will see exquisite art pieces made by local artists to the King and Queen. Among them, Busabok Mala is one of the famous art pieces in Thailand. It is crafted in gold nielloware, damascene, enamel, gold and silver and wood carving.

    Admission: 150 Baht
    Operating Hours: 10:00 - 17: 00 (Ticket Counter closed at 16:30)

    Check out Arts of the Kingdom Website to learn more!

    This is a must see attraction in Bangkok, so don't miss it!

    * After the museum, you can have an afternoon tea at the English style cafe nearby. It serves tea, coffee, and cakes.

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    Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 25, 2009

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    The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, built in the early 1900s by Italian architects, is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace Park and is now a museum. The throne hall 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 when the new Parliament House was opened nearby. However, the old Parliament House is still used for the State Opening of Parliament marking the first assembly in consequence of a general election for the House of Representatives.

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    Dusit Palace Park

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 25, 2009

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    Dusit Palace Park is home to the Ananta Samakhom and Abhisek Dusit Throne Halls as well as the Parliament Building and Zoo. The stand-out building is the Vimanmek Teak Mansion, constructed in 1900 and used as a royal palace for a short time. The park was established by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), following his European tour, when he had visions of European castles swimming around his head and put these visions into reality.

    Open: 9.30am-4pm. Admission: 100B but is free with Grand Palace ticket.

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    by YaaDong Updated Oct 15, 2009

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    The Anantasamakhom Throne Hall marble building was built in the reign of King Rama V in the Italian Renaissaance architectural style.The ceiling of the dome was highlighted by fresco paintings of important Royal functions during the reign of King Rama I up to King Rama VI.This is also the old parliament building.
    The building is still used to hold important royal and state ceremonies.The last one being the 2004 APEX meeting.
    The large paved area in front of the building is where the annual Trooping of the Colour is held every December.Also,the annual Red Cross fair during end of March where you can buy cheap goods and watch many activities such as Thai dancing during this fair .The Throne Hall is open to the public only once a year during Children's Day ( 2nd Sat in January ).

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    by volopolo Updated Aug 17, 2009

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    Name: Bangkok Anantasamakhon Throne Hall
    Attraction Type: Palace
    City: Bangkok


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    by limledi Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall was constructed in the Italian Renaissance & Neo Classic style of architecture. The exterior is decorated with marble from Italy. It is a two storey marble construction with a large dome in the centre surrounded by six smaller domes.

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    by DarkRay Updated Jun 13, 2007

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    Ananta Samakorn Throne Hall

    The Dusit Palace complex actually consist of the famous Vimanmek Palace, Ananta Samakorn Throne Hall and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall. So, if you are visiting the Vimanmek Palace, do make a stop here.

    Do note that many visitors confuse this with the much smaller Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall that is located right behind it. This is not entirely their fault, since many maps actually made that mistake as well, since they had probably expected this larger building to be the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall.

    The interior of the incredibly ornate building can only be described as "spectacular". The throne hall is vast and everything from the stair case leading into the chamber and the intricately designed ceilings exude a majestic aura. It is basically an empty building, but is definitely worth going to for a look.

    I cannot recall if there was an admission fee (I think it was included in the 100 baht admission rate for Vimanmek Palace), but you do have to pay 20 baht to use their locker since indoor photography, as with the case with Vimanmek Palace, is not allowed. You will also have to store your shoes aside on the provided rack before entry as well.

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    Dusit Park: Ananta Samakorn Throne Hall

    by idy Written Jun 28, 2005
    Ornate Italian architecture

    This building looks a little out of place in sleepy Dusit Park, with its huge green dome, white Roman columns and manicured lawns.

    Unfortunately, the building is rarely open to public but most visitors would prob'ly be content just staring, eyes-agog, from the outside, trying to get it all into a picture. It really does look pretty amazing!

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