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Ratchawithi Rd, Dusit Bangkok 10300, Thailand
  • Unfortunately there is no reasonable public transportation such as mass rapid train (or BTS as the Thai name it, but pronounced as ‘be-tee-at’) that pass near Vimanmek
  • In my case, I paid 40 baht to the taxi driver, exactly as shown on the meter


    • by Pusaka

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      On our last day in Bangkok, we decided to visit Vimanmek Mansion, the world’s largest golden teakwood mansion. It is said that the admission fee is 100 baht (but it is free with the Grand Palace ticket) including the Thai traditional dance show.

      Unfortunately there is no reasonable public transportation such as mass rapid train (or BTS as the Thai name it, but pronounced as ‘be-tee-at’) that pass near Vimanmek. To get there, visitors can take the BTS and alight at the Victory Monument. Vimanmek Mansion is about 2 km away westward from this point,


      and you need to take a taxi to reach it. In my case, I paid 40 baht to the taxi driver, exactly as shown on the meter.

      At the entrance gate, an officer checked our tickets, and all of our belongings (except clothes, shoes, and wallet) had to be put in pay deposit box. It was regrettable that we could not capture all the beautiful buildings, beautiful interiors, and high artistic furnishings as our camera was there in the deposit box.

      At the entrance to the main building guests were asked to choose Thai or English ...


      • language. The four of us and three other visitors chose English. The tour guide explained very well all the detail of the buildings including the history of every item around there. The second thing that reduced my joy was the absence of the performances of traditional Thai music and dance. An officer simply told us that the show had stopped long ago. This did not fulfill the promise as shown in the brochures. They should stop printing brochures that fool the tourists.

        The premises also accommodate some museums exhibiting silver work, accessories, literatures, and elephant

        models and pictures. For me who less interested in the exhibition of inanimate objects, it felt anxious to leave Vimanmek. The only restaurant within the premises provided only a very limited menu with high prices.

        We went out after taking the goods deposited. Unfortunately, outside the premises it was very difficult to find a taxi. After walking half an hour to the east that was livelier, we just could get one. We asked for transfer to Ma Bun Krong (MBK) for lunch. Vimanmek is good but not good enough for those who expect Thai traditional performances.




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