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The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (Thai: พระที่นั่งอนันตสมาคม pronunciation : Phra Thinang Anantasamakhom: translated as "The place of immense gathering") is a royal reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It was commissioned by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1908. The building was completed in 1915, 5 years after Rama V's death in 1910. It is now employed from time to time for certain state occasions.
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It is closing down for public visit from 30 Sep onwards. So recommend to visit as a priority. Ladies have to wear skirt ( knee-length or longer ), sleeved-shirt/t-shirt/blouse. No flipflop please. For guys, long trousers are advised. No camera, no photo inside. You have to leave your bag in the locker. So bring less as you can. The inside are very beautiful and well-maintained. Western and thai style combined. So impressive !!!
This is the real throne hall where King Rama IX coronation was held as well as many important Royal ceremonies. It was built in the era of King Rama V and finished in the era of King Rama VI by an Italian architect using imported marble from Italy. It had been open for many years to host beautiful art pieces from Queen Sirikit's projects. Unfortunately, it has been PERMANENTLY CLOSED for public since September 30th, 2017.
It's immense, crowded, really hot, and the palace is a nice place to visit.
The exhibition there is amazing. But the service is terrible. The ticket show me is close at 4:30pm, but at 4:00 pm, the staff told us to leave and kick us out! It’s very rude! That’s so disappointed !
The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace area in Bangkok, Thailand. It now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions. Otherwise it is open to the public every day except on Chulalongkorn Day ( 23 October ), the King's birthday ( 5th December ) and the Queen's birthday ( 12th August ). One year after the completion of the Amphorn Satharn Villa within the Dusit Palace in 1906, King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ) commissioned the construction of a reception hall to replace the one built during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV.). The building in Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style was commissioned to the architects Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti. Marble from Carrara, Italy, and other foreign materials were used. Italian sculptor Vittorio Novi, who would later also work on the Mahaiudthit Bridge, was employed with his nephew Rudolfo Nolli. The Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome ( 49.5 metre high ) in the centre, surrounded by six smaller domes. The domes and walls are covered with paintings by Professor Galileo Chini and Carlo Riguli depicting the history of the Chakri Dynasty, from the first to the sixth reign. King Chulalongkorn died in 1910 and the building was finally completed in 1915. The first National People's Assembly convened on June 28, 1932 in this throne hall. After that, it was used as the Parliament House until 1974 when the new Parliament House was opened to the north. However, the old Parliament House is still used for the State Opening of Parliament marking the first assembly in consequence of a general election for the House of Representatives. The centre piece of Bangkok's own Champs D' Elysee, this impressive two storey white marble palace sits at the end of Dusit's long, wide Royal Plaza, a leafy ceremonial boulevard that is often the focus of regal pomp and ceremony during royal celebrations. Ordered by King Rama V in 1907 and finished in the reign of King Rama VI, its neo-classical Renaissance architecture - particularly its central dome - dominate the scene just as Italian architects Mario Tamango and Annibale Rigotti intended. Following the 1932 coup it housed the first Thai parliament, but today its ornate interiors serve as a prestigious locale in which to court visiting dignitaries, hold state council meetings and royal occasions. Inside is a beautiful central dome, under which the Royal Throne sits. Lining it and each of the six, other domes' walls are frescoes depicting Chakri Dynasty monarchs. The long hall on the upper floor is embellished with embossed roman and floral patterns showing Renaissance and Baroque arts. Outside, visitors can find impressive views both from the large paved plaza in front of it (site of the annual Trooping of the Colour in December, the Red Cross Fair in late March, as well as the King Rama V statue) or the trim gardens adjoining it with Vimanmek Mansion. On Children's Day, in the second week of January each year, the grounds and interiors are more fully open to the public. The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is open to the public as a museum, with permanent exhibitions on the country’s national artists and showcases of arts and crafts by the students at the Chitralada Vocational Centre. Guided tours are available, at 30 - minute intervals, from 9:30 to 15:30 daily ( except Monday ). Ticket office closed 3.30 p.m. Thai 20 Baht Foreigner 50 Baht Child, Monks, Nuns 10 Baht