Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is perhaps one of the world’s uniquely and architecturally beautiful buildings. The fabulous renaissance architectural design is out of this world. It is amazing and wonderful! The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. What an awesome reception hall this must have been. Can you imagine being one of the royal invited guests? It is currently being used as a museum and on occasion it hosts special State events for the government of Bangkok, Thailand. What awesome splendor!
In 1906 King Chulalongkorn, who was Rama the V, commissioned the construction of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. This fantastic reception hall was carefully designed to replace the one that had been built by King Mongkut, who was Rama IV. This beautiful reception hall is now over 100 years old and is still as graceful and exquisite as it ever was. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome in the centre. It is surrounded by six smaller domes. Unfortunately, King Chulalongkorn died in 1910 never having seen the completion of the beautiful Throne Hall. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was completed in 1915 and must be by far one of the grandest building in Thailand.
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a royal building and visitors are welcome. There is a very strict dress code that must be followed to enter the royal hall. Men must have trousers and sleeved shirts and women must have long skirts and sleeved shirts. Women in trousers are not considered appropriately dressed. No mini skirts, shorts, sleeveless shirts, jeans, or ripped pants are allowed. If needed, Sarongs may be purchased and there are lockers for cameras and mobile phones. No electronics of any kind are allowed in the Throne Hall. Even if you have paid for entry into the Dusit Gardens, there is a separate entry fee charged to view the Throne Hall. Recordings are available in several languages to guide you through the Throne Hall.
Make this the year you visit Bangkok, Thailand. It is beautiful! Plan to spend at least 4 hours in Dusit Garden. Remember to come dressed correctly if you want to view the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. For further information see the websites below.