Dusit Palace Bangkok
Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall Dusit Bangkok
- Dusit Palace is the name of the compound of Royal residences constructed in European style and built between 1897 and 1901. These were originally called Dusit Garden by King Rama V and later Dusit Palace by King Rama VI.
- Foremost is Vimanmek Mansion, built of golden teak wood and which is the World's largest wooden mansion. Vimanmek Mansion has 31 exhibition rooms as well as the throne room, bathrooms and bedrooms. A tour within the Mansion is recommended for an insight into the life and times of King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V), the absolute King who abolished slavery in Thailand.
- The Dusit Royal compound comprises 20 separate buildings of historical, art and architectural interest. The compound adjourns the grounds of the National Assembly Building, a 19th C building also of merit. Dusit was the formal residence of the monarchy in the beginning of the 20th C and besides the grand residences, King Rama V allocated land along the canals for the construction of residences for his consorts princesses and other wives.
- Many of these residences today house collections of art and artefacts of the Royal Household, which are open for public view. This is a peaceful place in Bangkok and is located in a suburb of Bangkok, which is spaciously designed with wide streets, space and greenery.