Bangkok

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

Originally designed as a royal reception hall, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a museum with permanent exhibitions of arts and crafts from national artists and students from Chitralada Vocational Centre. 30-minute guided tours are available inside the building throughout the week, except on Mondays.

History

Located right behind Rama V Memorial, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall used to house celebrations for King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The building also served as a place to impress foreign dignitaries and the first meeting of the Thai parliament was held at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.

Events and Regulations

Since this is a royal property, a strict dress code is mandatory, which means no shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops. Visitors should also know that taking pictures is forbidden inside of the building. The best time to visit Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is probably on Children’s Day when all of the grounds are interiors are fully open to the public.