Please note: Vimanmek Mansion is currently closed indefinitely for renovation.
A part of the Dusit Palace Complex in Bangkok, the Vimanmek Mansion is former royal palace built by King Rama V at the beginning of the 20th century and the largest building in the world built using only golden teak.
Recently renovated by Queen Sirikit into a museum honoring the departed King, many rooms of the mansion remain untouched and are still adorned with furniture and other antiques from its early design.
Visitors can now take guided tours through the mansion grounds and see the work of several national artists of the time and even old portraits of the royal family. Open on most days, the mansion often holds traditional dances and sometimes state functions. The mansion is located near the National Assembly on Ratchawithi Road.