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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

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Address: U-Thong Nai Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Must Visit a very interesting place

This is also called the Marble Hall. It is a grandiose Italianate reception hall build of imported white Carrara marble. It was originally intended for the use of King Rama V... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is also called the Marble Hall. It is a grandiose Italianate reception hall build of imported white Carrara marble. It was originally intended for the use of King Rama V, but it was not completed until the reign of his son, King Rama VI, in 1915. On June 24th 1932 the plaza in front of the Hall was used... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

A very imposing, rather Italianate building that first served as a throne hall, and still accommodates special royal occasions, and also served as Thailand's first Parliament House. You must buy a ticket, must be modestly and neatly clothed, and may *not* take in cameras or similar equipment. The interior, with its painted ceilings and decorations, is spectacular. It also at... More 

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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The gold carvings inside are stunning!!! Retain the tickets from Grand Palace, it includes this place also

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Please wear appropriate dress as strict dress code is enforce here and as always nearby there's always someone selling sarong to cover the inappropriate dress. After taking picture on the garden outside, you may enter the place if you choose to. Strictly no camera and handphones inside. There will be metal detectors and guards before you entered the building. Inside... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Do not leave Bangkok without visiting the "Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall". It is fantastic and exquisite pieces of art. Superb!

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Thank jjabagi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

This is a museum and a royal convention hall. There are collections of statues, paintings and items of gold and silver. You got to visit this place. I suggest you visit there after Grand Palace. You could buy a combo ticket for 500 bath for Grand Palace, Vimanmek Palace and Samakhom Hall. The last two are located in the same... More 

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Thank Richard5774
Southern Highlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Very scenic spot with the King Rama V Statue in front of the Throne Hall. I walked from Victory Monument station, but a Tuk-Tuk might take you for 150 THB.

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Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

Palace was designed after the one in Paris. Very beautiful Buddhist-fusion of French colonial interior design.

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Thank Bush S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

This was part of the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha tour. We were allowed to enter this but not allowed to take any photos. Luckily, we were in time to see the Changing of the Guards.

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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

I visited here early in the morning and there are many small museum you can visit all free with your Grand Palace ticket(within 7 days....thanks Fedor for the tip). this was my favourite. Befor going to the large building you need to stop at the ornate greenhous looking building. There you need to leave all belong ins except you wallet... More 

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