Ananta Samkhon Palace

European grandeur

Photo of , , Bangkok

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.

More details
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

Travelfish reader reviews

There have been no reviews written by Travelfish readers so far.
Why don't you start the ball rolling?

Have your say

Photo gallery

Photo for

Jump to a destination


Sights to see in Bangkok



Newsletter signup

Sign up for Travelfish Burp!

Our weekly wrap on Southeast Asian travel.
Click here to see a recent newsletter.

We respect your email privacy