Vimanmek PalaceCurrently Closed
- Address: 16 Rajvithi Rd, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +66-26286300
- Ticket Price: 100 THB
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Landmark, Palace, Performance, Family And Kids, Architecture , Arts And Crafts
Vimanmek Palace - Review
Vimanmek Mansion is a royal Palace in the city of Bangkok. It is also termed as Vimanmek Palace. The mansion is located in the Dusit Palace complex in the Dusit district. One important rule as a visitor is that you should be appropriately dressed while visiting this palace or you won't be allowed to enter the place. Also, cameras and Phones are advised to be kept inside the locker.
Being a sacred place, wearing shoes is not allowed inside the structure. The palace is teeming with an amazing collection of antique furniture, porcelain, old photographs of the Royal family. Most of the buildings in the compound are now used as museums for tourists.
It is also an important cultural and political venue in the city. Many parts of the palace are used for special ceremonies, occasions, weddings and so on, and due to this, parts of palace are closed for public visitson a few occasions.
You can also enjoy the traditional Thai dances inside the Palace that starts at 10.30am and ends by 2:00 pm. The entire palace is made up of golden teak wood and glassware used for delicate Thai architecture.
Vimanmek Palace Information
- Price includes entry fee, pick up and drop from any hotel in Bangkok & English speaking guide.
- Avoid wearing shorts, sandals and sleeveless.
- You will need to show your ticket to the attendant at the entrance.
- You need to pay a minimal fee for the locker.
- Photography is prohibited.
How To reach Vimanmek Palace by Public Transport
- BTS Ratchathewi Station
Restaurants Near Vimanmek Palace
- In Love
- River Bar Cafe
- Steve Cafe & Cuisine
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Things to Know Before Visiting Vimanmek Palace
18.5% of people who visit Bangkok include Vimanmek Palace in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
38.33% of people start their Vimanmek Palace visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vimanmek Palace
52.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vimanmek Palace
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Vimanmek Palace, Bangkok Reviews
I wish I could even endorse this one pitiful star. Negative five stars would be more fitting. We planned an entire day trip around these grounds. The ENTIRE AREA IS CLOSED and fenced off with massive walls so that nothing is even visible. Atrociously disappointing. Good luck.
As of July 31 2018 Vimanmek Mansion is closed; wish I had read TA before going. Also Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is closed I don’t know how long for as I don’t speak Thai and the security guard doesn’t speak English but judging by the fence around the property my guess is that it will be closed for a while to come...
We arrived on Sunday morning around 11:30 but realized it was closed including old congress building since last year. Cannot find this info at hotel or website even Google map didn’t reflect close status. What an April fool joke!
I've read some of the most recent reviews and I have to say that all staff we came in contact with appeared friendly. There were more tour groups than individuals so that something you may want to keep in mind. The architecture of the building was pretty amazing. I wish we could of had full access to see all the grounds because from the inside it looked beautiful. I have to say if you don't take a tour you're going to be pretty clueless when walking from room to room. There isn't signage telling you the name of the room or what it's use was. There is signage explaining the many pictures hanging on the walls. Finally, be sure to wear long pants when you make a visit. If you don't, you'll have to purchase a covering for 100 baht. They'll also make you lock up your camera or mobile phone in in one of the lockers.
I enjoyed my visit (22.11.15) I was a solo visitor and walked around on my own. I was left to wander at my own pace seeing all I wanted to see at my own pace. Its nice and cool out side even though at the time it was 35c outside. Lots to see inside and lots of history. Once your past the bag search,putting your items into a locker and then shoes off and having your clothing checked ( you have to dress respectfully ) You enter. Also note, no photography allowed.