Dusit Palace is the name of the compound of Royal residences constructed in European style and built between 1897 and 1901. These were originally called Dusit Garden by King Rama V and later Dusit Palace by King Rama V1. Foremost is Vimanmek Mansion, built of golden teak wood and which is the World's largest wooden mansion. Vimanmek Mnsion has 31 exhibition rooms as well as the throne room, bathrooms and bedrooms. A tour within the Mansion is recommended for an insight into the life and times of King Chulalongkorn [King Rama V ], the absolute King who abolished slavery in Thailand. The Dusit Palace comprises some 16 mansions or residential halls presently available to visit and inspect the life style and artifacts of H.M King Chulalongkorn and his family. One needs at least half a day to appreciate all that is here to view. The principal buildings to view are  Vinanmek Mansion, the world's largest teak mansion  Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall  Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall  The Royal Elephant National Museum  Suan Hong Residendial Hall and the Exhibition of Royal Ceremonial Photography  The Royal Carriage Building and exhibits  Krom Luang Vorased Thasuda Residential Hall and the Prehistoric Ban Chiang Pottery  H.R.H Princess Orathai Thep-kanya Residential Hall and the exhibits of antique textiles  H.R.H. Princess Puang Soi Sa-ang Residential Hall and the exhibition of ancient clocks  H.R.H P rincess Arun-wadi Residential Hall and its exhibition of H.M. King Bhumibol's Photography No 1  H.R.H. Princess Bussaban Bua-phan Residential Hall and its exhibition of H.M. King Bhumibol's Photography No 2  Suan Bua Residendial Hall and its exhibition of H.M. King Bhumibol's Collection  Suan Bua Plew, The presentation Hall  The Royal Paraphernalia of High Rank Hall no 2  The Local Textile Exhibition Hall adjacent to the Elephant Museum Four other halls or residences form part of the Royal Dusit complex but are not presently now open to the public.