Dusit Royal District

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The Dusit district is Bangkok's "new" royal city, a park-like setting with royal palaces, temples, and administrative buildings, about 3 ½ miles away from our hotel. It was established by King Rama V in the early 20th century upon his return from a European tour, where he was exposed to the great capitals of the west. Inspired by what he saw and wanting to appear modern, Rama V established a new palace compound which he named Dusit, which means "Heavenly Garden."