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Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall

The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall is situated on U-Thong Nai Road, or the ending of Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, near Dusit Zoo.

The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall is the beautiful white building facing the Royal Plaza where the statue of H.M. King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V )stands.

It is designed in Italian Renaissance style and was supervised by Chao Phraya Yommaraj, with a team of Italian architects, engineers and painters. The exterior is decorated with marble imported from Carrara in Italy. As beautiful as the exterior is, it is the exquisite paintings painted by Italian artists inside the Dome of the Throne Hall which trace the history of the Chakri Dynasty from Kings Rama I to Rama VI.

At the present, it displays the exhibition " Arts of the Kingdom V" which consists of Masterpieeces of Thai craftsmen created with utmost skill by Sirikit Institute at Chitralada Villa. All masterpieces were made in auspicious Occasions of the present reign. Open from Tuesdays - Sundays from 10.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. (Closed on Mondays, on New Year Day and on Songkran Holidays )

Admission fee : 150 baht (proper attire is essential , Shorts and Sleeveless are not allowed, women please wear skirts or Thai Sarong )

For more details please call Tel : 02 283 9411, 02 283 9185 or 0 2628 6300 ext. 5119 - 5121 website: www.artsofthekingdom