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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

The 20th century Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (or Ananta Samakom Throne Hall) in Bangkok is a less visited destination, but well worth it. Serving a museum and every now and then a state-house, the building is a two-storey marble strewn centerpiece located at the Royal Plaza in Dusit.

Designed using neo-classical renaissance style, the building was completed under the orders of King Rama V in 1915 with the help of two Italian architects. Beneath a large central dome the hall was used to house the first Thai Parliament after it was completed.

As a museum, the building now showcases several permanent exhibits featuring the works of national artists as well as handicrafts designed by students of the Chitralada Vocational Center. Guided tours are available on most days. Just be mindful that as a royal establishment, a strict dress code applies.

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Private Half-Day Overview of Historical Bangkok

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This 4 hour private tour gives you a great insight into historical Bangkok and its more revered streets.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.65

Private Half-Day Visit to Thonburi Canals and Old City by Long Tail Boat

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Historically, the Thai capital Bangkok was crisscrossed by khlongs (canals), and gained the nickname "Venice of the East". Khlongs were used for ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.88

Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok

Explore the Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Bangkok’s Ratchawithi Road, which is within the Dusit Palace complex. Admire a miraculous fusion of European ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.95

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