The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

the_anatasamakom_hallThe Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. The Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome (49.5 m high) in the center, surrounded by six smaller domes. The domes and walls are covered with paintings by Professor Galileo Chini and Carlo Riguli depicting the history of the Chakri Dynasty, from the first to the sixth reign. There are paintings on every ceiling and wall of the dome depicting the history of the Chakri Dynasty.

As the Throne Hall is a royal premise, visitors to the Throne Hall should be aware that an appropriate dress is required for entry; this means sleeved shirts (including short-sleeved ones) and trousers for men or long skirts for women. Shorts, ripped jeans, short skirts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited. Women in long trousers are not considered suitable. If needed, appropriate attire (a sarong) can be purchased there. All cameras and mobile phones must be kept in provided lockers at no cost. There is an entry fee for the Throne Hall, even if you have already paid to enter the Dusit Gardens. A recorded guide is available in several languages.