The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, Bangkok

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#6 of 89 in Museums in Bangkok
Located within Bangkok's famed complex of royal palaces, The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall includes a museum and a reception hall noted for its one large dome and six smaller ones. This structure served as the headquarters of the People's Party and held the country's first national assembly before reopening as a museum. You can take a guided tour every 30 minutes to see domed ceilings featuring the famous paintings by artists Galileo Chini and Carlo Riguli, which trace the history of the Chakri Dynasty. Be sure to dress appropriately, which means sleeved shirts and pants for men, and long skirts or sarongs for women. Plan to see The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bangkok road trip site .
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  • Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was built starting in King Rama V and inished in the era of King Rama VI. Per the information, it was built using white marble from Italy and was designed by the the Italia...  more »
  • I read it is now closed indefinitely (since 01 Oct 2017) but I was lucky to have visited in Sep 2017, with family. The great attractions are fine 3D embroidery on huge silk scrolls, intricate carvings...  more »
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  • Must vist when in Bangkok beautifully crafted artifacts mostly made by Queen Sirikit Institute for ceremonial gifts to King and Queen. Not very ancient most of the artifacts created just 10 to 20 years ago. Great embroidery work. Was impressed with hand held audio tour device, all museums should have such devices. Ladies must wear long skirts or will have to buy ugly wraparound skirts provided at sight.
  • This building is fantastic. The architecture is beautiful with fresco paintings on the ceilings. The hall features gold thrones, silk embroidery, and intricate wood carving. Audio tours are available in 10 languages and are included with the entrance fee (150 baht or 'free' if you have a ticket from the Grand Palace). Remember to dress modestly. This means long skirts or dresses for ladies and no bare shoulders. It also means no shorts or bare shoulders for men. You must leave all of your belongings (except for your wallet) in a free locker. Follow the signs for individual entry. They will guide you to the lockers and then to the ticket booth and entrance. Yes, there are many tours here, but they move along quickly. If you wait for a minute or 2, you'll get a chance to see each exhibit. The main hall is breathtaking with the frescos and pieces dedicated to the king. The first floor contains galleries of traditional Thai art with videos to show how it's made. This is probably my favorite place in Bangkok so far. If you enjoy museums and art, I wouldn't miss it, but you'll have to plan your visit soon because the hall is closing for renovation on October 1, 2017 and I did not see a date posted for when they plan to finish.
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