Visit the Grand Palace

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 10, 2016
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What
The Grand Palace was once the home of the Kings of Siam. Built in 1782, this vast complex of buildings is infused with classical Thai architecture at its finest. After the relocation of the royal family to other residence in 1925, the palace serves the nation as a venue for official events like royal ceremonies and state functions.

Among various magnificent buildings within the walls of the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a must see. The 66-centimeter-high Buddha statue carved from solid jade is a real gem of this royal temple.

Why
The Grand Palace is a true gift that Bangkok has to offer to fans of architecture and history.

The stunning palace gives us a chance to marvel at buildings reflecting the change of traditional Thai architecture through various reigns of Thai Kings. Take this opportunity to explore exquisite collection of art masterpieces, golden figures and wall paintings in the palace.

Note
Make sure that you are dressed properly to be allowed into the temple and various parts of the palace. Just save your shorts, slippers and revealing tops for use at other Bangkok’s places.

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