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Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok

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Key Highlights

  • Step inside the largest golden teak building in the world
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours (approx.)

    Start time

    Start time: 0830h (08:30am) or 1300h (01:00pm)
    Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Bangkok or Airport.
    Please mention your hotel name and address or flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.
    For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Bangkok or Airport

  • Overview & Itinerary


    On this Bangkok trip, get a taste of royalty by visiting the Vimanmek Museum, the old residence of King Rama V, and the world’s largest golden teak building. Also called Phra Thii Nang Wimanmek in Thai, the L-shaped, three-storey Vimanmek Museum was built in western style and without a single metal nail. Teak nails were used instead. It was restored in 1982 for Bangkok's bicentennial celebrations and reopened as a private museum that houses the royal family's memorabilia. Photographs, personal art and handicrafts of King Rama V are displayed in the museum’s 81 rooms. 31 rooms of the Vimanmek Museum are open to the public of which the royal bed chamber, the private bathroom and the audience hall are a must visit. The rooms are filled with stunning artefacts collected from all over the world.

    A visit to the Vimanmek Museum is a memorable experience for getting a glimpse into the fascinating history of Thailand’s royalty.


    You will be picked up from your hotel/directly from the airport and taken in either a coach or private air conditioned vehicle on a sightseeing tour to Bangkok’s Vimanmek Museum.

    Known as Phra Thii Nang Wimanmek in Thai, this stunning building is the world’s largest golden teak structure, originally built in Ko Si Chang more than a century ago. It was moved in 1901 on the orders of King Rama V, who lived here for five years. The three-storey mansion was made without a single metal nail (teak ones were used instead). The rooms contain a lavish collection of artefacts from around the world. Some rooms also display Thai art including silverware, ceramics, crystal ware, and ivory. The museum also puts on traditional Thai dancing shows twice a day.

    Vimanmek was the first permanent building on the Dusit Palace grounds.

    At the end of this four hour tour, you will be dropped at the original starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and Dropoff
    • English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees


    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
    Pattaya hotels outside the City Centre area: Ambassador Jomtien, Botanic Resort and Pinnacle Jomtien / Golden Beach are subject to a surcharge of approx USD 11 per person per way payable directly.
    Guide also available in other languages with supplement charge payable directly.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.