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Getting to Dusit District cont:-

By Boat There are a few main piers in Dusit district that you can consider for travelling. You can enter Dusit using the Chao Phraya Express Boat service. Thewet pier is technically just over the edge in Rattanakosin, but is an excellent entry point into the southwestern area of Dusit. From there, you will pass Thewet market and it is a 20 minutes walk to the Dusit Palace. Payap pier is directly to Sri Yan market where is another local market in Dusit district. Kiak Kai pier is directly to Dusit local museum. Orange flag boats connect Thewet with Tha Chang pier ( if travelling from the Grand Palace ) and Phra Athit pier ( if  travelling from Khao San Road ). From downtown, you can take the Sky Train to Saphan Taksin station and transfer onto the express boat. A single trip from Sathorn ( Taksin ) in Silom to Thewet takes about 40 minutes and costs 15 Baht. You can take any express boat, as Thewet is one of the most important stops in Rattanakosin, but the yellow flag line is the fastest one. There are some other express boat piers in Dusit, but they are far off the interesting sights.

By Bus There are so many buses to go to Dusit. From the Old City: If you're coming from the Old City, ordinary and air-conditioned bus 70 runs directly to the Dusit Palace. Get on it at Sanam Luang if you happen to be around the Grand Palace, or get on at Ratchadamnoen Klang Road if you live around Khao San Road. Get off outside the Royal Elephant National Museum at Uthong Nai Road. To be sure, ask one the locals where to get off, or you might go too far. Other buses are 3/9/32/43/64/65/524. Just get off at Thewet market or The National Library, then walk to Dusit Palace.

By Train or Sky Train. From downtown, take the Sky Train ( BTS ) to Victory Monument station. There you can take air conditioned, bus 515 or 12 that goes straight to the Dusit Palace over Ratchathewi  Road. From Ratchathewi station, take bus 16. If this is too much hassle, you can take a taxi instead. From the Bangkok international airport, get the train to Phya Thai Station. Then take bus 72.

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions. One year after the completion of the Amphorn Satharn Villa within the Dusit Palace in 1906, King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ) commissioned the construction of a reception hall to replace the one built during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV.).

The Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome ( 49.5 m high ) in the centre, 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. King Chulalongkorn died in 1910 and the building was finally completed in 1915.