Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall closed to tourists from 1 October 2017

One of the most iconic buildings in Bangkok, Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, will be closed to the public from 1st October 2017 for an indefinite period. The current display will be moved to Ayutthaya. Foreign tourists who bought a ticket for the Grand Palace were also given free entry to the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall and the nearby Vimanmek Teak Mansion. However, both of these are now closed. It is not known yet what will happen next as the Grand Palace itself will be closed during October.

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a royal reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It was commissioned by King Chulalongkorn in 1908. The building was completed in 1915, 5 years after Rama V’s death in 1910. It mainly serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for large state occasions and royal ceremonies. I presume it is being prepared to receive Head of States for the coronation of King Rams X. A date for this hasn’t been set yet.

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