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The Dusit Palace is a large complex of 13 royal residences and few other buildings built by King Rama V on Rattanakosin Island in the early 20th century. Here you can find the Chitralada Royal Villa, a grand 2-storey building surrounded by a moat that serves as the residence of the king.

Touted as the world's largest golden teak building, the Vimanmek Mansion on the palace grounds was the home of King Rama V in the early 20th century. Originally a summer retreat on the island of Ko Si Chang, it was transported to Bangkok in small parts in 1901. The 3-storey royal mansion has 81 rooms, halls and ante-chambers containing unique memorabilia related to royalty and Thai history. A guided tour tells you all about the life of King Rama V, and about his collection of fin de siècle royal memorabilia placed inside the building. As King Rama V tried to modernize Thailand along European lines, you can also see the first Thai indoor bathroom, the first typewriter with Thai characters and some of the first portrait paintings of Thailand.

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, built in Renaissance and neo-Classical style, was intended to be used as a royal reception and assembly hall. The construction was completed in the reign of King Rama VI. The dome of the white marble throne hall houses picturesque frescoes of royal activities undertaken during the reigns of King Rama I till King Rama VI. The building serves as a venue for royal and state ceremonies and was used as the National Assembly before it was moved to the current building behind it. Currently it houses beautiful arts and crafts made with traditional Thai techniques.

The Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall today houses the Thai Handicraft Museum.



About Dusit Palace

 Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand

 Nearest Transit: Victory Monument BTS Station (Lines: Sukhumvit)

 +66 2 628-6300


Dusit Palace and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Wat Intharawihan

Wat Intharawihan(1.5 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(2.3 km)
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall explores the history of Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's royal city where the Grand Palace, Wat Po and National Museum are located.

Bank of Thailand Museum

Bank of Thailand Museum(0.3 km)
The museum building is in the Bang Khum Phrom Palace, a former royal residence of HRH Prince Boriphat Sukhumphan, the 33rd son of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn).

Varadis Palace

Varadis Palace(2.1 km)
Varadis Palace was formerly the residence of Prince Damrong Rajanupharb, and houses a library and museum dedicated to him.

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit(3.3 km)
The Wat Mahathat is an important Buddhist temple, which was once used for royal ceremonies and funerals.

Government House

Government House(1.3 km)

House of Museums

House of Museums(1.6 km)
The exhibition features a collection of old and modern items that were used every day by both townspeople and villagers.

Front Palace

Front Palace(2.5 km)
Now the central building of the National Museum, the Front Palace used to be an enormous complex stretching from the Chao Phraya River across Sanam Luang to Lot Canal.

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