Grand Palace Bangkok (Thailand)
Grand Palace, which carries the finest examples of Traditional Thai Architecture, home to the Thai King and family for more than 150 years, consists of over a hundred buildings and buddhist temples. Without visiting the Grand Palace, you can not say “I saw Bangkok, I understood Thai culture“.
The Palace is now used in important rituals in the Buddhist calendar, as well as the Royal Thai funeral and weddings. Today, part of the palace is open to the public as a museum, some of the buildings are still used as royal offices.
The Outer House has hosted government departments such as the municipal administration, army and treasury, which formerly included the King directly. On the corner of this outer courtyard is Wat Phra Kaew, where Emerald Buddha (Emerald Buddha Statue), which is small, but rather famous, dates back to the 14th century.
THE GRAND PALACE BANGKOK TIPS
It is very strict to entrance with proper clothes during the Grand Palace visit. Clothes to cover the feet, legs and arms must be worn. Men have to wear long pants and even long-sleeved t-shirts. Women have to wear skirts or trousers that stretch as far as a blouse and string until they are at least as clear as they are. The inside is not allowed in the open with open-clothes. Those who do not have proper clothes are directed to the garment department in the entrance. 200 baht rented clothes are given back here, money is made.
The Grand Palace is open between 08.30-16.30 in the morning. Ticket sales are made until 15.30. It takes at least 3 hours to visit the palace complex. You should also not listen to the opportunists who tell you that the palace is closed at the entrance and direct you to shop. Grand Palace ticket costs 500 baht. For the English audio guide, you need to pay 200 baht more.
Grand Palace Entrance Fee: 500 baht
Grand Palace Opening Hours: 08:30 – 16:30
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