Vimanmek Royal Mansion
Upon his return from Europe in 1897, King Rama V (1868-1910) used his personal money to purchase orchards and paddy fields between Padung Krungkasem Canal and Samsen Canal for the construction of a royal garden which he named The Dusit Garden.
The first permanent residence in the Dusit Garden was Vimanmek Mansion, built In 1900 by royal command of king Rama V.
Vimanmek Mansion is the worlds largest golden teakwood mansion with its elaborate architectural style reflecting a western influence.
Last Updated: 20 Sep 2011