Thailand: The Royal Elephant Museum also known as Chang Ton National Museum, Vimanmek Mansion, Dusit Park, Bangkok. The Chang Ton National Museum used to be home to the King of Thailand's collection of white elephants. The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal palace and is also known as the Vimanmek Teak Mansion or Vimanmek Palace. Vimanmek Mansion was built in 1900 by King Rama V (King Chulalongkorn) by having the Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence in Chuthathuj Rachathan at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit Garden. It was completed in 1901 and used as a royal palace.

Thailand: The Royal Elephant Museum also known as Chang Ton National Museum, Vimanmek Mansion, Dusit Park, Bangkok.  The Chang Ton National Museum used to be home to the King of Thailand's collection of white elephants.  The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal palace and is also known as the Vimanmek Teak Mansion or Vimanmek Palace.  Vimanmek Mansion was built in 1900 by King Rama V (King Chulalongkorn) by having the Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence in Chuthathuj Rachathan at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit Garden. It was completed in 1901 and used as a royal palace. Stock Photo
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4909 x 3243 px | 41.6 x 27.5 cm | 16.4 x 10.8 inches | 300dpi

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17 January 2011

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The Chang Ton National Museum used to be home to the King of Thailand's collection of white elephants. The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal palace and is also known as the Vimanmek Teak Mansion or Vimanmek Palace. Vimanmek Mansion was built in 1900 by King Rama V (King Chulalongkorn) by having the Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence in Chuthathuj Rachathan at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit Garden. It was completed on March 27, 1901 and used as a royal palace by King Rama V for five years. In 1982 Queen Sirikit asked permission of King Rama IX (Bhumibol Adulyadej) to renovate Vimanmek Palace for use as a museum to commemorate King Rama V by displaying his photographs, personal art and handicrafts. The palace is the world's largest golden teakwood mansion.

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