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“Ignites the Imagination”
Review of Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Mansion
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Ranked #101 of 557 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Closed for renovation Built by King Rama V, this palace is the largest teak structure in the world featuring a unique blend of Victorian and delicate Thai architecture.
Ballarat, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Ignites the Imagination”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The ticket for this mansion is included with your ticket to the Grand Palace, so if you are able to go to this as well it is worth the visit. I think they said you have seven days to visit after buying the ticket. It is in the same location as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, which is just a short walk away.
You have to check you belongings into a locker before entering the Mansion so have some small coins handy. You also need to make sure you are wearing the appropriate clothing.
We didn't go on an English tour, just followed the walkway through. I think perhaps if you have the time it would be good to have a guide as we were just taking a guess at what the rooms may once have been.
Despite not having much information on the property, it was an amazing mansion. You could just stand and imagine living there, walking on the lawn, dancing and just being generally rich and fabulous.
It was a shame we couldn't get onto the front lawn and over the water, but perhaps we just missed the turnoff to that part.
Clean toilets are located just beside the building.
If you have time make sure you check out all the other attractions in the buildings in the same location. They were all included in our ticket, which felt like fantastic value.

Visited June 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Wooden Mansion”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Arrived there by public bus and it was easy to find.
Strictly no camera is allowed, and you have to store your bag at the lockers across the mansion.
Theres a free english guided tour, so better wait for the guide to explain each and every room.
Not every floor is open to public.

On the way back to the BTS, we accidentally hopped on the wrong bus. Luckily the bus route passes Victory Monument BTS and furthermore its a free service :) but no aircon

Visited May 2014
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Bangkok
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“A nice historic afternoon”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

You will get a free ticket for this amazing teak mansion (moved from Chonburi in the time of Rama V) and held together without a single metal nail. Great photographic opportunities in the surrounding gardens and the place is oozing with history. Well kept and there are guides with tours in various languages. Nice way to spend a late afternoon in Bangkok.

Visited June 2013
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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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“Teak palace with period furniture - not much else”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

OK for 1 hour or so but not really worth coming to if you are on a short schedule in Bangkok. (Unless you are into National trust type properties then you'd love it) It is inexpensive, in good state of repair and when we went on a bank holiday it was empty. Food is cooked to order but not extensive. Lots of the outer buildings were closed for renovation. If you are passing pop in but otherwise don't make a special journey. Cameras nor mobile phones are not allowed inside any building.

Visited May 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“beautiful”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

very very beauitufl. the teak wood and the design make it seem like a dolls house, furnised fantastically. make sure you have your knees and shoulders covered, men should also wear trousers. cant take photos and cant wear shoes. very strict

Visited September 2013
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