Dusit Palace

Dusit Palace

Where : Rachavithee Rd., Dusit, Bangkok

Category : Travel / Attractions

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The Dusit Royal compound comprises 20 separate buildings of historical, art and architectural interest. The compound adjourns the grounds of the National Assembly Building, a 19th C building also of merit. Dusit was the formal residence of the monarchy in the beginning of the 20th C and besides the grand residences, King Rama 5 allocated land along the canals for the construction of residences for his consorts princesses and other wives.

Many of these residences today house collections of art and artifacts of the Royal Household, which are open for public view. This is a peaceful place in Bangkok and is located in a suburb of Bangkok, which is spaciously designed with wide streets, space and greenery.

What / Why :

Dusit Palace is the name of the compound of Royal residences constructed in European style and built between 1897 and 1901. These were originally called Dusit Garden by King Rama V and later Dusit Palace by King Rama V1.

Foremost is Vimanmek Mansion, built of golden teak wood and which is the World's largest wooden mansion. Vimanmek Mnsion has 31 exhibition rooms as well as the throne room, bathrooms and bedrooms. A tour within the Mansion is recommended for an insight into the life and times of King Chulalongkorn [King Rama V ], the absolute King who abolished slavery in Thailand.

The Dusit Palace comprises some 16 mansions or residential halls presently available to visit and inspect the life style and artifacts of H.M King Chulalongkorn and his family. One needs at least half a day to appreciate all that is here to view. The principal buildings to view are
[1] Vinanmek Mansion, the world's largest teak mansion
[2] Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall
[3] Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall
[4] The Royal Elephant National Museum
[5] Suan Hong Residendial Hall and the Exhibition of Royal Ceremonial Photography
[7] The Royal Carriage Building and exhibits
[8] Krom Luang Vorased Thasuda Residential Hall and the Prehistoric Ban Chiang Pottery
[9] H.R.H Princess Orathai Thep-kanya Residential Hall and the exhibits of antique textiles
[10] H.R.H. Princess Puang Soi Sa-ang Residential Hall and the exhibition of ancient clocks
[11] H.R.H P rincess Arun-wadi Residential Hall and its exhibition of H.M. King Bhumibol's Photography No 1
[12] H.R.H. Princess Bussaban Bua-phan Residential Hall and its exhibition of H.M. King Bhumibol's Photography No 2
[13] Suan Bua Residendial Hall and its exhibition of H.M. King Bhumibol's Collection
[14] Suan Bua Plew, The presentation Hall
[15] The Royal Paraphernalia of High Rank Hall no 2
[16] The Local Textile Exhibition Hall adjacent to the Elephant Museum
Four other halls or residences form part of the Royal Dusit complex but are not presently now open to the public.

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