The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall

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71 Uthong Nai Alley, Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
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The monumental marble building that is the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall, is counted among the most imposing and significant constructions in the Dusit Royal Palatial Complex, on a par with the Vimanmek Mansion. Erected in the early 20th century, it served as reception hall for international guests and was used for gala events over the course of several decades. Now throne hall’s luxurious interiors have been transformed into exhibition halls, where wonderful works of both decorative and applied arts by Thai artists are demonstrated.

In 1907, the King Rama V, who had just recently returned from his trip around Europe, decided to build a new hall for important appointments in the grounds of the Dusit Garden, intended as a replacement for the old facility. The king invited a team of Italian architects, engineers and artists to Bangkok in order to implement his idea. As a result of the eight-year-long construction process, an elegant building, the throne hall, was erected amidst the lush verdure of the royal gardens. It was designed in the Italian Renaissance style and garnished with neo-classical elements. The elegant structure with its round tower and 40-meter-high dome in the center is finished with Carrara marble, which is considered to be one of the most valuable construction materials. This central dome is surrounded by six smaller ones.

Looking inside Ananda Samakhom’s domes, we can see that its walls are adorned with exceptionally beautiful paintings, depicting the history of Chakri dynasty rule, as well as with magnificent sculptures, which were created by prominent Italian artists. A wide square, complete with a monument to the King Rama V on his horse towering in the center, is situated in front of the throne hall.

After the Siam Revolution of 1932, Thailand’s first parliament was located in the throne hall’s building. Today, its premises are used as a house for a range of ever changing exhibitions, on which works of the decorative and applied arts from Thai artists, as well as luxury items are shown. These include models of ships, copies of temples and royal barges; made of gold and silver plates, ivory and teak wood, with precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, for which the kingdom is famous.

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Pornrapee

Wonderful and impressive building.

10.02.2018  
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Tim

The front was decked in flowers when I visited - beautiful

09.02.2018  
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Gwenaëlle

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall will be open for visitors until 30 September 2017. No information yet when will be reopen.

19.09.2017  
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ady

Visitors have to dress appropriately. It's a bit sexist cause women have to be in skirts. Pants are not allowed for women. They sell sarongs at the luggage deposit area for THB50.

04.05.2017  
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ady

Before you stand in line to enter the bldg, you need to deposit all bags, cameras, etc at the luggage deposit to the right of the doorway to bldg.

04.05.2017  
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Grivy

Menampilkan pemandangan menawan, seolah kamu sedang berada di benua Eropa karena gaya arsitektur bergaya campuran Renaissance Italia dengan Neo Classic.

23.03.2017  
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Yai Pang

It's amazing.

29.04.2015  
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Arno

Magnificent pieces in the museum. Truly art of the kingdom. Don't miss it! While you're there visit vimanmek mansion as well.

18.11.2014  
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Amm

พาม๊ามาเที่ยว

12.08.2014  
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Roman

Над головой у лестницы на 1 этаж)

07.01.2014  
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Soukjin

구경거리가 나쁘진 않지만, 자유여행으로 개인적으로 오기엔 교통편이 너무 안좋음. 길도 막히고.. 시간/돈을 뿌려뿌려 ㅠ_ㅜ

27.08.2013  
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Lhing

Visit "Art of the kingdom" 150 baht only! Worth a lot more than what you pay. Appropriate attire is required!!

15.06.2013  
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รักแ้้ท้หรือ

ไปมาแล้วอ่ะสวยมากๆอยากไปอีกรอบเลย

14.02.2013  
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Nik

แดดร้อนๆตอนบ่ายๆ

21.12.2012  
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MizterBank

Long Live The King ,,Photo by Prof.somkit

05.12.2012  
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Onizugolf

ร่วมเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของช่วงเวลาแห่งประวัติศาสตร์ ช่วงเวลาแห่งความปลื้มปิติของคนไทยทั้งชาติ 5 ธ.ค. 2555 ขอพระองค์ทรงพระเจริญยิ่งยืนนาน

05.12.2012  
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Bowvy

แวะบ้างไรบ้าง

25.03.2012  
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Bowvy

แวะชมแวะเท่วก่อนเข้านิทรรศ

25.03.2012  
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คนไทย ภูมิใจในความเป็นไทย

14.02.2012  
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Hangout

สุดปลายทางถนนราชดำเนิน ตึกสีขาวที่ดูสวยตระหง่าน แต่จะมีสักกี่คน ที่ได้มีโอกาสเข้าไปชมข้างใน ต้องขอบอกว่า สุดยอดความงดงามของสถาปัตยกรรมที่ไม่สามารถจะบรรยายผ่านตัวหนังสือ หรือภาพถ่ายจากกล้องระดับเทพได้

10.01.2012  
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