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Private Tour

Dusit: Bangkok’s Royal District

A visit to the historic royal premises of Bangkok’s elite neighbourhood
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Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Suitable for:

Chinese, Couples, Family, Friends, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

A ticket to the Dusit Palace Complex is included

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice 
Meeting points: The Rama V MonumentJust outside the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, on the south side

What makes this tour special

·        Walk around the Ananta Samokhom Throne Hall and SUPPORT Museum 
·        Appreciate the craftwork of the Vinmanmek Palace
·        Learn about white pachyderms at the Royal Elephant Enclosure

While Bangkok’s Old City has its attractions, Dusit is from where Thailand is governed. Although you are unable to go into the Chitralada Royal Villa, where the Thai king lives, your private guide will take you to other buildings in the Dusit Palace complex in a tour that will leave you with a greater appreciation for Bangkok’s government quarter. 

Place of Kings

Stepping inside the Mediterranean-esque Ananta Samokham Throne Hall brings you to frescoes showing the history of the current Chakri dynasty. Built in 1907, the former throne hall also housed Thailand’s parliament until 1974. Your guide will also take you to see traditional Thai craftwork in the SUPPORT Museum which is based in the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall.

Summer Palace of the Monarchs

They will also take you to the Vinmanmek Palace. This impressive teakwood construction, built without any nails, contains a number of interesting artefacts, including Thailand’s first indoor bathroom. Originally on Ko Sichang island, and moved after the French occupied the initial site in the 19th century, it is a stupendous work of construction that showcases Thai teakwork at its best. There is more to the site than the building though for it holds a number of curiosities which your guide will be happy to show you in detail.

Linger where Elephants Trumpeted

From there it is not far to the Royal Elephant Enclosure. The beasts have played an essential role in Thai history – both as tools of prestige and warfare –  and while the pachyderms are now gone, your guide will be able to tell you all about the Thai custom that all white elephants belong to the monarch as you view the exhibits. The process is fascinating, for the method of choosing a white elephant is more based on certain criteria rather than general colour alone.   

What you'll see

Vimanmek Palace
3 story teakwood palace that used to be the summer residence of royalty
Ananta Samokhom Throne Hall
Royal reception hall with some interesting murals if you step inside
SUPPORT Museum
Showcases Thai folk art and crafts patronised by the SUPPORT charity project of Queen Sikrit
Royal Elephant Enclosure
Museum about white elephants where the royal collection of the pachyderms was kept

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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