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Anantasamakhom Throne Hall

Behind the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall. Opens: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. closed on public holidays.
This Renaissance and neo-classical-style building was constructed of Italian marble under the commission of King Rama V in 1906.
The construction was completed during the reign of King Rama VI. The building was a venue for royal and state ceremonies and once used as the National Assembly. The dome of the throne hall houses picturesque frescoes of royal activities undertaken from the reigns of King Rama I to King Rama VI. Currently it houses beautiful arts and crafts using traditional Thai techniques.

 
 
 
 
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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall by ScorpianPK
Royal Elephant National Museum
Near the National Assembly inside the Dusit Palace compound. Opens: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed on public holidays.
The site was once used to house the royal stables of the King's white elephants. Since 1988, it is a museum about these extremely rare creatures. They are considered holy animals in Thailand, as a white elephant with six tusks appeared in a dream to Buddha's mother when she conceived her child. This museum tells you all about the history of white elephants in Thailand and the criteria an elephant must meet in order to be considered a "royal white" elephant.

Royal Elephant National Museum by Hdamm

Bank of Thailand Museum
273 Samsen Rd. Opens: Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The museum is housed inside the Bang Khum Phrom Palace, the former royal residence of Prince Boriphat Sukhumphan (33rd son of King Rama V). After 1932, the palace was used as a governmental office until 1945 when it became the headquarters of the Bank of Thailand. The Bank of Thailand Museum was established in 1982, accommodating 14 rooms on two floors. The first floor focuses on the history of Thai currency since the first century and the second floor on the 60-year old history of the Bank of Thailand.

Numthong Gallery
Room 109, Bangkok Co-op Housing Bldg, 1129/29 Thoet Damri Rd. Opens: Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This art gallery shows works of some of Thailand's upcoming artists. The interior is whiter than white, so you can completely absorb the beauty of the magnificent paintings. Some of the artists connected to the gallery are Niti Wattuya, Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Natee Utarit.

 
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