Bangkok: Palaces

Written by admin on January 5th, 2014. Posted in Bangkok

The Grand Palace

The Grand PalaceBeing the city landmarks, the palace is located within the same compound of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on Na Phra Lan Road near Sanam Luang, surrounded by high white walls occupying an area of about a square mile. The palace, founded in 1782, consists of several buildings with highly decorated architectural details.



Viman Mek Mansion & Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall

Viman Mek Mansion & Abhisek Dusit Throne HallViman Mek Mansion including the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall is located behind the National Assembly. Here, visitors can view such beautiful handicrafts as niellowares, Thai silk with various unique designs, and Liphao” basketry like beautiful trays and handbags studded with jewels in different designs such as green beetles.

The compound is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission fee for each person is 50 baht.It’s free if you’ve already been to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, and keep the ticket for Viman Mek Mansion.Each day there are two shows of traditional Thai dancing at 10.30 am and 2 pm. Proper dress is required.



Anandhasamakhom Palace

Anandhasamakhom PalaceThe Palace was built in the reign of King Rama V using marble for construction in Italian Renaissance architectural style.The ceiling of the dome was highlighted by exquisite fresco painting of important Royal functions during the reign of King Rama I up to King Rama VI of the Royal House of Chakri.

Today,Anandhasamakhom Palace was primarily used to hold important royal and state ceremonies.


Suan Pakkad Palace 

Suan PakkadThe palace is situated on Si Ayutthaya Road not far from the intersection of Phaya Thai and Si Ayutthaya roads, It used to be the residence of Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga, one of Thailand’s leading art collectors. There is a complex of five traditional Thai houses overlooking a beautifully kept garden. Within it, there is a large collection of Asian art and antiques. One building exhibits a collection of seashells, min- eral crystals and painted pottery of Ban Chiang.

Suan Pakkad Palace is open everyday from 9 am to 4 pm except Sunday. There is an admission fee of 80 baht.

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