Initially built as a royal residence, Vimanmek Mansion in Bangkok, is noted for being the largest teakwood building in the world. Built by King Rama V in 1900, the mansion fell into disuse after a few years. It was later rediscovered and transformed into a museum which reflects the Thai heritage. The museum has various ancient artifacts depicting Thailand’s pre-history on display. The large complex of buildings making up the museum is an attraction in its own right. Travellers in search of a Bangkok hotel will be pleased to find The Peninsula Bangkok. Offering classic comforts for an enriching stay, it is one of the most outstanding Bangkok River hotels.