Vimanmek Mansion, Bangkok

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Rajavithi Road, Dusit 66 2 628 6300 ext 5120

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    Veminek Teak Palace/Mansion

    by slasty Written Jan 20, 2007

    Former palace of the Kings father also has the stables of the white elephant’s (Can’t see the Elephants). The palace is quite beautiful and you can go on a tour through the residence. Also shows where a bomb landed on top on the palace in WWII. Went through the roof and landed on the wooden floor but did not go off. Can see the scorch marks on the floorboards. The gardens are also worth seeing as they are immaculate.

    If you go to the Grand Palace part of your admission include entry to Vemanek Palace but you will need to get a taxi there. A short drive from the main part of the city.

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    The teak mansion

    by malangi Updated May 4, 2006

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    your entrance coupon to vimanmek mansion is free once you buy the coupon of the grand palance. the teak mansion is a must see tourist spot..the whole mansion is made of teak wood so you have to remove your shoes upon entering. The mansion houses all the memorabilia given to all kings, queens and royal families of Thailand from different countries. There's a guided tour everyday and cultural shows in the afternoon. There's also a souvenir shop at the groundfloor of the museum.

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    Biggest teakwood mansion in the world

    by zazatann Written Apr 23, 2006

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    Wiman Mek Mansion including the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall is located behind the National Assembly. Here, visitors can view such beautiful handicrafts as niellowares, Thai silk with vatious unique designs and Liphao basketry like beautiful trys and handbags studded with jewels in different designs such as green beetles.

    The compound is open daily from 08.30 – 16.30 hours and admission fee for each person is 50 Baht. Free guide tour is available.

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    Vimanmek Mansion

    by Nemoa Written Jan 10, 2006

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    It is the summer residence of King Rama V made in Victorian style and built entirely in teak wood without nails!

    Quite a nice building and very charming house with plenty of personal objects and pictures inside taht give you a good insight of the life of Rama V.

    The tour is worth although you will not see anything utterly Thai it will give you an idea of how modern and progress loving were the royal family at the time.

    Tour guides are very nice too! A good sight in my opinion. The surronding gardens are very charming as well and it is a good place to get out of the pollution and the craziness of the city!

    Next to the house there are some nice traditional Thai buildings made in Wood.

    The entrance is free when you buy the ticket to see the Grand Palace

    Vimanmek Mansion Traditional Thai Buildings in the Gardens
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    Nice !!!!

    by jlanza29 Written Jul 3, 2005

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    We came here not knowing what to expect, but we left really happy we came. This was once the home of King Rama V. an English tour is offered once inside the mansion, but you must really concentrate on what there saying, it seems they have there lines memorized and when I asked them questions about various rooms it seemed that I threw them off !!!! I wasn't doing it on purpose, but you came to the White House and wanted to kow why the building was burnt I'm sure they be able to answer the questions for you !!!! That was the only disappointing part of the tour, but I would highly recommed you come here, well worth seeing !!! No pictures inside you must leave everything downstairs in a locker, and your shoes also !!!!!

    no pictures inside !!!!
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    Dusit Park: Vimanmek Palace

    by idy Updated Jun 28, 2005

    Vimanmek, meaning 'castle in the clouds', is a beautiful L-shaped house that was once King Chulalongkorn's royal residence.

    It is also the world's largest golden teak building. Its open galleries, gingerbread-house fretwork, porticoes, grand stairways and spiraled staircases reflect an European and Victorian architectural influence.

    Visitors may join any of the daily tours to view the rich collection of royal artifacts and and King Chulalongkorn's personal items. Visitors will see less than half the 80 rooms in the building, but will get to experience the exquisiteness of the house. The last tour is at about 4pm.

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    Largest teak mansion in the world

    by trisanna Written Apr 20, 2005

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    This largest teak mansion is built supposedly without the support of nails. The 81 room mansion (really a palace) was built for Rama V or Chulalongkorn to house his wife, children and concubines. The victorian building is located in Dusit Park-which seems so far away from the bustle of Bangkok. In the afternoon, they have some thai dance here. The mansion was opened to the public in 1981 by the order of Queen Sirikit. The building did sustain some bomb damage during WWII there is some evidence of this on the tour.

    Admission to this attraction is included in your ticket to Wat Phra Kaew. You don't have to use the ticket the same day as you bought it. It's good for a few days.

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    Vimanmek Palace

    by Rodan44 Written Dec 2, 2004

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    Vimanmek Palace was originally built in 1868 on Si Chang Island where it was known as the Mantatrattanarojana Palace. Prince Naris disassembled the palace and reassembled it at the present site within the Suan Dusit palace grounds. It then became the royal residence of H.M. King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, from 1901 to 1906. Following the death of King Chulalongkorn in 1910, Vimanmek remained empty until 1982 when it was opened to the public as a national museum.

    The mansion is built in a Victorian colonial design and made entirely of teak wood. In fact, it is the largest golden teak wood building in the world. This enormous "L" shaped structure contains some 81 rooms, with 30 or so open to the public. On display are many objects of fine art and various other items of personal significance to the royal family, as well as many original photographs of the royal family.

    In a small pavillion on the side of the mansion, traditional Thai dances are held twice daily for visitors. The dances are free to watch, but you must pay a small fee to use a camera. No photographs are allowed inside the mansion itself.

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    Thai Dance in The Mansion

    by ahcoln Written Oct 27, 2004

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    I know the entrance to this mansion is free (if you have visited the Grand Palace), but don't waste it! The architecture might not comparably amazing as Grand Palace, no such "wow" & "wah", but there are something missing from the Grand Palace which you can find it here, the traditional Thai Dance. I personally enjoy it very much.

    If you are continue your journey right after the grand palace, you should able to get to the mansion with a tuk-tuk in cost less than 50 baht. If you also like animals, zoo is just few minutes walking distance from the mansion.

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    Vimanmek Palace

    by xiquinho Written Sep 23, 2004

    This summer palace, commissioned by King Rama V (1868 -1910), was built entirely out of teakwood. The three-storey, 81-room mansion houses impressive furniture, royal jewellery and other interesting objects that were actually used by the king.

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    Vimanmek Mansion

    by pmarshuk Written Jul 12, 2004

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    Located in the Dusit area is the Vimanmek Mansion, regraded as the largest teak built building in the world. It is the former home of King Rama V built around 1900 and restored in the 1980's and is basically a memorial to his life.
    No photography is alllowed inside the main building and you have to remove your shoes for the tour.
    One of the highlights of my visit here was watching the traditional Thai dancing on the stage at the back of the mansion. performances are at 10:30 and 14:00.

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    Vimanmek Mansions

    by Por Written Dec 25, 2003

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    This is another good place for people interested in Architecture. The Mansions were built long time ago, since reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). The most fantastic thing about this mansion ...you probably won't believe, no nail was used in building this mansion.

    For those of you who buy the entrance ticket for the Grand Palace, you will also get free entrance at Vimanmek Mansions within 7 days.

    There are some cultural dances/show available at the Mansions....the showtimes are probably twice daily.

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    Vimanmek Mansions

    by aukjejetty Updated May 1, 2003

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    The Great Golden Teak Palace/ Vimanmek Mansions is world's largest building built entirely out of teak. At this place they perform traditional dances. In Thai and some other South Asian dances the girls can bend their fingers back, and that makes them look even more graceful than they already are.

    Near the entrance to Vimanmek Palace is the Royal Carriage Museum where 13 royal horse - drawn carriages one used during the reign of King Rama V are collected.

    Both are worth checking out.

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    VIMANMEK PALACE

    by Adeline_Foo Updated Nov 10, 2002

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    Visit the VIMANMEK PALACE (Cloud Mansion. It is located behind the National Assembly. This palace is believed to be the world largest building made entirely of golden teak.The building was originally constructed on Srichang Island in the Gulf of Siam by King Rama V ( King Chulalongkorn). In 1901, the building was moved to its present site which was Bangkok suburbs at that time.

    Here we are, outside the Palace.
    Inside the Vimanmek Palace, you get to see the following:

    1.World's Largest Golden Teakwood Mansion
    2.Museum Vimanmek Palace
    3.Grand Piano with Ivory Keyboard
    4.Charming View-Like Dream Land
    5.Crystal, Faberge, Jewellry and Other Objects
    6.Photographs & Gifts Presented to the King
    7.Thai's Blue Topaz 32,235 Karats
    8.Traditional Thai Dancing
    9.Sourvenir Shop

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    Phra Thi Nang Vimanmek and...

    by Axel-M Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Phra Thi Nang Vimanmek and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall
    Vimanmek Palace is located behind Bangkok's National Assembly and is the world's largest building made entirely of golden teak . The
    three storey wooden palace has 81 rooms, halls and ante-rooms, excluding and verandahs. Near the entrance to Vimanmek Palace is
    the Royal Carriage Museum where 13 royal horse-drawn carriages once used during the reign of King Rama V are collected. The
    collection is so splendid and regarded to be of great historical value.

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