Your Bangkok itinerary wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world’s largest teak architecture. Vimanmek is the main structure in the complex ofDusitPalace. This three-storey mansion made of gold-colored teakwood was once a royal resort retreat called Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence at Chonburi’s Koh Si Chang. King Rama V demanded the dismantled and reassembled at its current premise in 1901 to serve as his residence. The design was inspired by Victorian architecture, with interiors finished with five different theme colors: blue, green, pink, ivory and peach. The 81-room mansion now exhibits royal amenities and furniture belonged to King Rama V.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thai dancing shows : Daily at 10.30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
**Closed on Mondays**
January 1st (New’s Year Day), April 13th-15th (Songkran Days), October 23rd (King Chulalongkorn’s Memorial Day), December 10th (Constitution Day) and December 31st (New’s Year Eve)
Admission: 100 baht, including entry to all venues in the compound ofDusitPalace. Entry tickets to The Grand Place also cover entry to Vimanmek.