Vimanmek is palace built of teak wood, the largest in the world with a spectacular architectural sophistication and the construction influenced from the West. Located on the back of the Dusit Palace complex in the city, it can be easily accessed with a car hire in Bangkok. Vimanmek Palace was the official residence of the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) for six years. The king’s throne in the palace was made of Golden teak wood. It has more than 80 rooms spread over 4 floors with magnificent decoration and it is surrounded by many other beautiful buildings and a canal.
Highlights of the Palace
Within the palace, many interesting places can be seen including a crafts museum “Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall” and royal banquet hall. The collection of the museum showcases the handicrafts made by the members of a charitable organization called the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations & Related Techniques foundation. There is a wide range of handicrafts, silverware, woven fabric, embroidery work and a lot more. A museum of photography, Antique Textile Museum and an Antique clock museum is also located inside the palace.
This Palace is open for visitors on every day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. For group visit, you must inform in advance. Visitors must wear appropriate clothes when visiting the palace. Do not wear short or transparent dresses. Appropriate dress is also available outside the Vimanmek Palace. Photography is not allowed inside the building. For more information visit the official website: www.vimanmek.com