Ananta Samkhon Palace

European grandeur

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What we say: 4 stars

A former reception hall within Dusit Palace, the Ananta Samkhon Throne Hall is now a museum as well as a one of the most unique, and Western looking, landmarks in Bangkok.

Planned during the reign of Rama V and completed in 1915, the edifice was constructed in the Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic styles and built of Italian marble and other foreign materials.

Inside the massive European-style hall, exquisite murals are painted on the inside of the dome depicting the reign of the Chakri Dynasty – an interesting juxtaposition of East and West. The first floor of the hall houses a stunning exhibition of Thai fabrics.

The palace makes a good stop when paired with the other sites in Dusit Park. Expect to spend no more than in hour in the palace, but a trip to Dusit Park could easily last half a day or more.

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Located in Dusit Park, with an entrance from Sri Ayutthaya Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00-18:00
How to get there: The hall is located in Dusit Park just near Vimanmek Palace. To reach the park, buses 5, 18, 56, 70, 72, 503 and 515, all pass within a reasonable walking distance.
Last updated: 24th December, 2013

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