About Vimanmek Palace
Also known as King V’s Palace, Vimanmo Palace is located in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, near Raksha Zoo, and was built in 1901 by Rama V as the royal palace of the late King Rama V and Rama VI of Thailand. The palace is classical and elegant, and the surrounding environment is quiet and poetic, which is enchanting.
With teak wood as the main material, Vimanmo Palace is known as the world’s largest golden teak wood building, integrating Western and traditional Thai architectural styles, with many fine carvings, and the most important feature is that the parts are cleverly connected without a single nail in the construction process. Because it is built with teak wood, the palace is cool even in the hot summer, making it very livable. Vimmer Palace has 72 rooms, which are decorated in the 19th century European style and are extremely luxurious and magnificent.
In 1982, the palace began to serve as a museum displaying photographs of King Rama V, personal works of art, handicrafts and Thai cultural heritage, in addition to tableware and household items from around the world.
How to get there
BTS + Taxi
Vimanmek Palace is located in the vast Dusit area, where the Old Parliament Building and Dusit Zoo are located. Since the entrance is difficult to find, it is convenient to take a cab from BTS Victory Monument (Anusawary) or Phaya Thai station.
Entrance fee: 100 Baht
Locker fee: 30 Baht