By Jalene B.D.S.
The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (Thai: พระที่นั่งอนันตสมาคม Phra Thinang Anantasamakhom) is a royal reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall 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 now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions.
The hall is open to the public every day except on Chulalongkorn Day (23 October), the King’s birthday (5 December) and the Queen’s birthday (12 August).
Originally, we’re bound to Vimanmek Mansion, since the ticket given at the Grand Palace is also applicable there. But Vimanmek Mansion was closed that time, so we were directed to Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. They exchange the ticket for us to be able to use it for entrance at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.
TAKE NOTE: Appropriate dress code is necessary, this means sleeved shirts (including short-sleeved ones) and trousers for men or long skirts for women.
Good thing I brought a white shawl which they allow for me to use. the staff there is very kind to assist me to turn it into a skirt.
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Tha Chang Pier, ride the Chao Phraya river boat express and drop off at Thewej Pier. We just walked going to Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. From Thewej Pier, we walked straight ’till we reached 2 stoplights then we turned left.
Or, if you don’t wanted to walk, just ride a tuk tuk to get to Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.