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“A wooden dream home”
Review of Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Mansion
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Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok
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US$595.65*
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Full-Day Thai Arts Tour from Bangkok
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Full Day Koh Si Chang Including Lunch from Pattaya
Ranked #101 of 552 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Closed for renovation Built by King Rama V, this palace is the largest teak structure in the world featuring a unique blend of Victorian and delicate Thai architecture.
Cochin
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“A wooden dream home”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The building itself, the history, the art work and the gardens

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Vimanmek Mansion”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

The mansion used to be King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) residence and now turned a museum. It is also the world's biggest building made by golden teak wood.

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Accra, Ghana
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“This is how the other half lives! :)”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Maybe not the other half... only the richest among the rich could afford to live like that. The palace will take your breath away and you would probably get green with jealousy looking at the lifestyle of the Thai royalty. Don't miss it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“When time passed”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

flashback to the ancient time of King Rama 5 and the colonial era

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“Often overlooked, but worth a look!”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Your Grand Palace tickets also cover entry to Vimanmek Mansion which is on a separate site. The free guided tour takes you around the mansion, providing you standard information presented by the staff in a monotone.
After seeing the mansion, I recommend walking around to the Old Parliament building and looking at the amazingly intricate wood carvings and other royal paraphernalia, of which unfortunately photography is not permitted. Allow 2-3 hours for the whole thing. Quite interesting.

Visited February 2011
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