Vimanmek Mansion, the Amazing World’s Largest Golden Teak Building

Source: asia-discovery

Source: asia-discovery

Vimanmek Mansion in Bangkok is one of the destinations to visit if you want to see the Thai Royals living tradition. It is a palace of a royal family in Thailand, which is located in Dusit District Bangkok Thailand.

Many tourists visit the palace not only because it is a royal house, but the mansion also has uniqueness for the building designed in European Style but established with construction methods of Thailand.

The History of Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Mansion was established in 1900 when King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) ruled. It was originally built as a Summer Palace on the Koh Sichang Island, at the Thailand Gulfin Chonburi Province.

The location was chosen because King Chulalongkorn and King Mongkut loved to spend their holiday on the island. But in 1900, the mansion was pulled apart and reestablished in the present location in Dusit District.

The unique construction of the palace that was made from golden teak wood and didn’t use any single nail made it possible to pull apart and moved to the current location.

King Chulalongkorn lived in the palace for about six years. In 1906, the king moved and the mansion was empty.

Then Queen Indharasaksaji was another royal family member who ever lived in the mansion for several years.

Then no other royal family member who lived in the palace anymore. Then the mansion was maintained by the Royal Household Bureau as a storage.

Until 1982 when Queen Sirikit ruled, the old glory was restored and it became the Vimanmek Mansion Museum Bangkok Thailand.

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How to Get to Vimanmek Mansion

VimanmekMansion Museum location is off Ratchawithi Road. The best way to get to Vimanmek Mansion is by metered taxi because no MRT Subway Station or BTS Sky train that reaches the location.

If you choose to take an express river boat, you can stop at the wet Pier. Then take a taxi or tuk-tuk to reach the Vimanmek Mansion Museum Bangkok Thailand.

Vimanmek Mansion Entrance Fee and Opening Hours

The Vimanmek Mansion entrance fee is 100 baht per visitor. If you have visited Grand Palace, you can use the ticket to enter the mansion for free but not more than 7 days.

You should store your belongings in a locker before entering the museum by paying 20 baht per locker, because you may not bring any belongings or take any picture.

The opening hours of the museum are from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm every day. Make sure you don’t wear shorts and sleeveless shirts or you should rent a sarong as the Vimanmek Mansion dress code.

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