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  • Address: Vajira Hospital 295 Ratchasima Rd, Dusit
  • Admission: About 100 THB
Visiting Dusit Palace (Phra Ratcha Wang Dusit) is a very different experience from visiting the nearby Grand Palace. Built by King Rama V in 1903, it was meant to be a direct contrast to the traditional yet cramped Grand Palace. As the first Thai king to visit Europe, Rama modeled his palace after the spacious leafy royal residences he observed there, which comes through in the western architecture and layout.

Over 100 years later the complex is still the seat of power today, and there are many residences, organizations and political buildings spread around the grounds. The main highlight for visitors is the Vimanmek Mansion: King Rama V's former home and the largest teakwood residence in the world.  There are also over a dozen museums on the grounds including several photography museums, a pottery-salvaged-from-shipwrecks museum and an ancient clock museum.

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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 $50.67

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 $61.89

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 $39.96

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