Grand Palace

Bangkok

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace are both on the east bank of the river. Wat Phra Kaew is the name of the whole area, which includes the Grand Palace.

The Grand Palace is the former residence of the Thai monarch. Even today it is the official residence of the Thai monarch, however is isn't in use for that purpose anymore.

Wat Phra Kawe was first developed in 1782, and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in Bangkok. There are over 100 buildings in the area (including the Grand Palace).

This whole area includes:

  • Obviously the Grand Palace (see pic above)
  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Pra Kaeo - in the grounds of the Grand Palace. It is a figurine of the meditating Buddha seated in yogic posture, made of jade or jasper, clothed in gold. It is around 65cm (26 inches) tall, so not too big but you should check it out!
  • And much, much more

Remember to cover your knees if you are a women if you want to enter this site.

You will probably spend 2-3 hours here

Address
Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Phone

+66 2 623 5500


Website

grandpalacebangkok.com


Map of Grand Palace in Bangkok
Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok, Thailand

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