Grand Palace Bangkok – The Symbol Of Thailand Royalty
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 15:30
- Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin)
- Price Range: Tickets sold from 8:30 – 15:30 and cost 500 baht! One ticket includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall.
History of Grand Palace Bangkok
Built in 1782, during the 150 years it was home to the King, the Thai court, and the administrative seat in the government. Grand Palace Thailand continues to attract many tourists because of the beauty of architecture and the complexity in detail. Since the day it was opened for sightseer, the place has continued to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. Behind the walls, there are ministries, departments and even money mint. Today, the complex is still the spiritual center of the Thai Kingdom.
What is the feature in Grand Palace Thailand?
Inside the palace, there are some impressive architectures to visit such as Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), where the famous Emerald Buddha from the 14th century is worshiped. The Buddhist Kasaya (robe) is changed seasonally during a solemn ceremony in the Buddha Calendar. The Thai King no longer lives in the palace from the twentieth century, but this place is still used to hold many rituals that bring good omen.
The palace, like the rest of Ratanakosin Island, resembles the Palace Ayutthaya, Siam’s glorious capital which was raided by the Burma. Outside the palace, near the entrance, was used as a government office where the King was directly involved, included the People’s Committee, the Military, and the Treasury. Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located in a corner of the outer ring. The Central Court is where the residence of the King and halls used for conducting state business were located. Only two of the throne halls are open to the public, but you’ll be able to marvel at the exquisite detail on the facades of these impressive structures.
The Inner Court is where the King’s royal consorts and daughters lived. The Inner Court was like a small city entirely populated by women and boys under the age of puberty. Even though no royalty currently reside in the inner court, it is still completely closed off to the public.
Other highlights are Boromabiman Hall and Amarinda Hall, the original residence of King Rama I and the Hall of Justice.
Dress code for tourists to Palace Bangkok
This place is very strict in code because the Grand Palace Thailand and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha are considered as the most sacred places in Thailand. Visitors must dress properly before entering the temple.
- Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves (no tanktop). If you wear sandals or slippers, you must wear socks (in other words,no barefoot)
- Women must also dress modestly. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entrance that can provide clothes to cover you up properly (a deposit is required).
- For children, it is possible to dress freely, however, the family should look after their children so that they does not raise any ruckus in the palace.
With all the above information , hope you guys will enjoy your trip to The Grand Palace of Bangkok.