Vimanmek Mansion, the world’s largest building made entirely of golden teak. The three story wooden palace has 81 rooms, halls and ante-rooms, and now Thailand’s first handicraft museum.
This is the world’s largest golden teak building located in the compound of the Dusit Palace. Vimanmek Palace, home to King Rama V in the early 1900s, is located behind Bangkok’s National Assembly, and it is the world’s largest building made entirely of teak. The three-storey palace has 81 rooms, halls and anterooms, excluding terraces and verandahs. Interestingly enough this palace was actually constructed on Srichang Island in the Gulf of Siam, but in 1901 King Chulalongkorn had it moved to its present site.
Close to the mansion is the Anantasamakom Throne Hall, built in 1906, this Renaissance building was constructed of marble from Italy and was once used as the National Assembly. Enjoy the beauty of the dome of the throne hall which houses picturesque frescoes of royal activities, as well as the exhibition on ’Arts of the Kingdom’, displaying the masterpieces of Thai craftsmen.