Dusit Park is one of the most tranquil areas amidst the bustling chaos of Bangkok, as it features wide, paved streets, calming tree-lined avenues and royal palaces with European stylings. You’ll appreciate the calm, especially if you decide to stay in the lively Sukhumvit district in the heart of the city, set close to the world class entertainment, shopping and dining that the area is famous for. For a quality Sukhumvit hotel experience, consider checking into the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok. With its central location in Bangkok’s nerve centre of culture, this is one Bangkok hotel that guarantees an unforgettable stay. When shopping and sightseeing have taken their toll, a stroll down the calm walkways of Dusit Park will prove a lovely treat during a lazy afternoon. Caution: as this is a royal location, proper attire must be worn at all times, which means long-sleeved blouses and shirts, and long pants and skirts. Start your trip with a visit to the Vivamanek Mansion, which is Dusit Park’s primary tourist attraction. Built entirely out of teak, this impressive residence features a large collection of King Rama’s personal artefacts, and he is cited as being the brainchild behind this impressive European site, after visiting in the continent in the 19th century. When you walk through the rooms, you’ll be treated to an intriguing collection of period photographs, which highlights the royal family of Thailand. Another interesting feature of the mansion is that it housed the country’s first indoor bathroom. Next up should be a visit to the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, which features various collections of Thai handicrafts. Cross the courtyard and you’ll come across the stables which once held the royal elephants. Now it features a fascinating chronicle of the rare white elephant in Thailand. The final stop on your visit is the Ananta Samakhon Throne Hall, which is the most exquisite contrast of East and West, as the European façade of the building gives way to some beautiful murals within that detail the history of the Chakri Dynasty.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.