The large main building consists of two wings at right angles in an "L" shape. Most of the building is three stories high, but the octagonal tower at the end of one wing, which is where King Rama V actually resided, is four stories. The ground floor is constructed of brick and concrete, but the upper floors are made entirely of golden teakwood.
Some of the many function rooms are now devoted to exhibitions of memorabilia from Rama V's time, but some of the bedrooms, the throne room and bathrooms have been restored to the state they were in during Rama V's time. On the subject of bathrooms, the king's private bath sports what is supposed to be Thailand's first indoor bathtub.
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