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Vimanmek Palace

Vimanmek Palace, built in 1900 by the royal command of King Rama V.

The mansion was in fact his former Summer Palace, the Munthaturaltanaroj Residence of the Chuthathujrachathan at Koh Sri Chang, Chonburi, that was dismantled and rebuilt under the supervision of HRH Prince Narissaranuwaddhiwongse.
Vimanmek Palace is the world's largest golden teakwood mansion with its elaborate architectural style reflecting a western influence. The building has two right-angled wings, each wing is 60 meters long and 20 meters high and is three-storied except for the part where King Rama V resided, which is octagonal and four-storied. Although the ground floor is brick and cement, the upper floors are built of beautiful golden teakwood.

King Rama V moved his residence from the Grand Palace to stay permanently at Vimanmek Mansion for five years until the completion of Amporn Satan Residence in 1906 where he live until his death in 1910. Vimanmek Mansion was than closed down and members of the royal family moved back to the Grand Palace.

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit discovered that Vimanmek Mansion, with its elaborate architectural style, was still intact so she had it renovated for use as a museum to commemorate the life and times of King Rama V by displaying his photographs, personal art and handicrafts.