The Sala Sahathai Samakhom was also built by King Rama V as a military club. Originally, the columns on the outside formed a gallery, or veranda, around the building. The outer wall with its dark blue shutters was added later. Today, the building is used as a banquet hall by visiting dignitaries using the Borom Phiman mansion.
Sala Sahathai Samakhom in the Grand Palace
The Sala Sahathai Samakhom borders the south side of the large lawn which borders the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on the west. The entry to the temple is down an alley behind the Sala.