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Visit Vimanmek Palace (Dusit Palace) (Bangkok)

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Thai name : พระราชวังดุสิต
My opinion:
This place is closed for renovation. No reopening date announced yet. Some rumours say it will never reopen to the public.

It is the largest teak house in the world. The palace was originally built in Koh Si Chang and King Rama V made it dismantled and rebuilt here. From 1901, it became his residence instead of the Grand Palais for the next five years. In 1982 the palace became a museum at the instigation of Queen Sirikit.
Do not expect to see the building from the outside, it is essential to buy a ticket to enter the area where you can admire it. The entrance fee is THB 100 per adultand 20 to 30 baht for the locker where you will have to put your stuff (bags, food, mobile phone, camera because yes, it is forbidden take pictures inside the palace), otherwise you will not be allowed to enter into the building. After leaving your shoes in the room dedicated to it, climbing the stairs and having a rapid palpation to see if you didn't keep anything forbidden on you, you can visit the palace. The visit is a one way vist and in most cases, visitors are confined to move in the corridors and stairs and look inside the rooms. To exit, there is also a special way. A tightly controlled visit something pretty unusual in Thailand. beautiful houses lovers will probably enjoy it.

Practical information about Vimanmek Palace (Dusit Palace)

Open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 16:00 (ticket sale stops at 15:15) Closed January 1st, April 13-14-15 (Songkram), May 5 (Coronation Day), August 12 (Birthday of Queen), December 5 (birthday of King), 1o December (Constitution Day), December 31.
Tel: 02 628 6300

How to get to Vimanmek Palace (Dusit Palace) ?

To go to Vinmanmek Palace, besides the bus, there is the Chao Praya Express. Stop at Krung Thon Bridge, climb onto the bridge and continue straight away, the Palace is on the right side after about ten minutes walk.

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