NileGuide Expert Says:
Make sure to plan your trip to Vimanmek Palace with enough time to catch one of the traditional Thai dancing shows. They take place on the lawn at 10:30am and 2pm daily.
16 Rajavithi Road
10300 Bangkok, Thailand
tel: +66 2 628 6300
fax: +66 2 628 6300
NileGuide Expert tip:
Modest dress required, ie. pants for men, no tank tops or bare shoulders, and skirt for women must go to the knee at least. Sarongs and one-size-fits-all pants can be rented if available. Much like at temples you will be required to leave your shoes outside. No photos are permitted indoors unfortunately.
Long used only as a storage place, Vimanmek Palace was converted into a museum in 1982 to commemorate King Rama V and has since become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bangkok. The world's largest teakwood mansion, the interior of Vimanmek Palace is breathtaking and displays Rama V's personal photographs, art and handicrafts. The expansive grounds of the palace also house a number of other restored structures turned museums, each important to Thailand's cultural and national heritage. Admission is 100 baht for adults who wish to escape into a sanctuary of history and beauty.