Dusit Park and Vimanmek Palace, Bangkok
I like to come here to get off the noisy street—it’s great for an evening stroll along the canals. The leafy park holds the world’s largest teakwood house, completed in 1901 and once home to King Rama V. The mansion gives an idea of what Bangkok’s royal life might have been like a century ago.
Between Thanon Ratchawithi and Thanon Sri Ayutthaya, and Thanon Nakhon Ratchasima and Thanon Rama V. Open daily, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. This appeared in the May/June 2010 issue. Photo by Martin Westlake. See all of Tanongsak “Dtong” Yordwai’s favorite places in Dusit, Bangkok.