Dusit Park is home to several of Bangkok’s royal palaces and residences; the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, and Vimanek Mansion to name a few. The park was built by King Rama V who, after a trip to Europe, wanted to build a complex which had open spaces with many trees and plants, creating a cool environment and a place for relaxation.
The buildings here are of very different styles, some dating back to the early 1900s.Vimanek mansion is said to be the world’s largest teakwood building and it was King Rama V’s home during that time. There are many rooms arranged with furniture, pictures, and other personal effects of the royal family. The largest and most prominent of the buildings is the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, the spectacular white-marbled edifice dominates the skyline. Inside, there are paintings that depict the history of the Chakri Dynasty. However, for me, the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall is the most beautiful; the Moorish-style architecture gives the building a striking appearance. Inside there is an exhibition of arts and crafts.
There is an admission charge to some of the buildings but if you just want to wander around the grounds, entry to the park is free.
A lot of tourists visit the park each day but you can still escape the crowds a little, particularly if you are not bothered about entering the buildings.
Address: Dusit Park, Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10300
Open: Daily, 6.00am-5.00pm