Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is close to the Chao Phraya River and is a symbol of the Bangkok dynasty. It is also the first choice for tourists to go to Thailand. It is the royal palace of the first to eighth Thai emperors of the Bangkok dynasty and still used for ceremonies such as coronation and celebration. The Grand Palace comprises intermingled building groups totaling 22. The main building group has 4 distinctive palaces and the Jade Buddha Temple. Buildings are in Siamese style and bring together the best of Thai painting, sculpture and decorative art.
Come on December 24, 2017. The Grand Palace was once the residence of the Thai Royal family. From the 18th century to the mid-20th century, Thai kings of the Chekry Dynasty lived here until King Bhumibol moved the royal family to the Girada Palace. The Grand Palace is not only a collection of all the essence of traditional Thai architecture, but also a true portrayal of the development of Thailand from ancient times to modern times. Among them, the Royal Palace of Jiji is the masterpiece of "the combination of Taixi". The main body of the building is a typical European style, but the roof and local details are the traditional Thai architectural style. The combination of the two is not abrupt. It looks both modern and traditional. The Grand Palace complex is closed to the outside world, so tourists can only visit outside the building. In addition, the change of guards of the Royal Thai Guard is worth seeing.
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is one of the most important tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand. That's why there are many tourists, especially more Chinese. With the preferential activities of the Thai government and the discount of visa fees, the number of Chinese people has increased. The Grand Palace in Bangkok has a unique architectural style.
The palace and it's grounds are stunning. It is worth the extra money for your own private tour guide. You can either arrange it through your hotel, or just pick one on your way in, which is what I did. My guide was so knowledgable and funny -- I had a wonderful afternoon with him. Crowds are unavoidable here, so hold on tight to your belongings. Closed shoes and covered shoulders are a must. If you have time on your way out, visit with the palm readers and get a reading done. It was a little pricey, 500 baht if I remember correctly, but I still have the papers the palm reader gave me with details from my reading.
The Grand Palace in Bangkok contains some of Thailand's most important Buddhist treasures. Thanks to it's enormous size, the imposing ancient structure is certainly deserving of the term "grand". There are actually several individual temples situated within the larger grand temple, including the Wat Phra Kaew. This sacred temple is home to maybe the single most beloved piece of Thailand Buddhist art anywhere, in the form of a large emerald Buddha. The individual mini-shrines/temples are all considered highly sacred, making this unique location one of Bangkok's most prominent religious attractions.
If you have time for only one historical sight in Bangkok, this should be it. The Palace is actually a collection of sights which includes Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of the Emerald Buddha). The complex is absolutely stunning and is a great place to take photographs (at least on the outside).Be forewarned that taxi and tuk tuk drivers will often say that the palace is closed in hopes that you will let them take you on a tour of the city. Don't listen to them. If you have any question at all, ask your hotel concierge before you leave to see it.
Incredible. This is the place to go in Bangkok. It's not the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Statue Of liberty of NY, Golden Gate Bridge of SF, The hollywood Sign of LA, the Great Wall of Beijing. If you don't visit here, you haven't been to Bangkok.Yes, it's crowded and touristy, but it's for a good reason and very worth it. Free for Thais and 250 baht for others. The ticket can be used for admission on the same day to the Vimanmmek Mansion and Anata Samakom Throne Hall. Both places are also must visits and are located nearby to the Grand Palace.
hmm just take the taxi here is just 150++ thai depndding where u came ...hmm here lies many monuments hmm and there 3 rooms(no camera) ( a room full of old centuries swords and spears) ,(a room full of guns from the old centuries and a room that displays old statue monument from the forgoten temples...if u notice there a stone statue that resembles thai when u(broken up) if u go near it u will feel a magnetic force that makes your hair on your body stands ) mystery huh well thats my experience in thai~~
A beautifull palace. You can visit most of the rooms and temples. Learn a lot of the history of Thailand. Near the temple there are a lot of Siamese cats.Do remember to wear shoes and not slippers/flipflops because you will not be able to enter. Fortunately you can buy proper shoes across the entrance. Also for females knees and shoulders have to be covered. Men need to wear long trousers.
We were in Bangkok for such a short amount of time that we had to be really choosy in the places we visited and the Grand Palace was number one in the must sees. It was... very crowded but so extremely worth it. The architecture alone is stunning and then when you start diving into the history of the place and just how beautiful it is - I'm really glad I got the chance to see it.
First this place is huge - so be prepared to walk. Second, this place is grand, so enjoy the spectacle. Finally, this place is where the king hangs out. They love their king like none other in Thailand, so enjoy it. They even have guards like the ones you see at the British palaces too, so snap a photo while they try to remain stoic.