Found within the Dusit Palace Compund, Vimanmek Mansion is an ancient royal palace built in 1900 under the watchful eyes of His Majesty King Rama V. Now a popular tourist stop-over, the mansion can easily be reached by staying at a Bangkok serviced apartment. From all the serviced apartments Bangkok has to offer the discerning traveller, Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok would come across as a suitable choice of accommodation in the area.
Those embarking on a tour of the mansion will be able to feast their eyes on the interior décor that comprises of the neoclassical style of Europe and traditional Thai architecture and motifs. Regarded as the largest gold teakwood mansion in the world, a feature of its construction was that no nail was used. Having functioned as the official residence of King Rama V, Vimanmek Mansion is divided into two wings that are 60 metres in length. Contrasting compositions make up the floors of the mansion as the upper floors were those that were built in gold teakwood while the ground floor was made out of cement and bricks. Home to 31 exhibition rooms, a throne room and many other others, the complex is the epitome of the glorious past of Thailand. From Thai art to elaborate silverware, crystal ware, ceramics and ivory, the place is simply worth the time and effort spent.
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