The Grand Palace is the most famous landmark of Bangkok. This situated in the Heart of Bangkok, Thailand. This impeccable Grand Palace is must see attraction of the city. It was built in 1782. It was the home of the Thai King over 150 years.
I reach at Bangkok and stayed in a best hotel near Grand Palace.The Next day I leave my hotel at 8:30am in the morning. At 9 I reach at here. This palace is so beautiful. This place is very similar to the palace of Ayutthaya. It was a former capital of Siam, which was conducted a raid by the Burmese. The outer court area near the entrance used for government activities in which the King was directly involved- civil administration, the army and the treasury. This building still remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom. The other corner of outer court filled with the temple of Emerald Buddha. Only two throne halls are open for the public.
The Royal Reception hall’s interior is very impressive. It’s still used for imported ceremonial occasions. This palace has stunning architecture. I can access only the inside area of the Hall (Chakri Maha Prasat). Here is the remarkable Dusit Hall. This is the finest building in this architectural style and a museum which will give all the information on the restoration of it. This museum has lots of scale model and numerous Buddha images.
Kindly note One Very Important Thing About Grand Palace
When I reach at Grand Palace there is a strict dress code applies to everyone. Because This palace with the Temple of the Emerald Buddha make it most sacred site of Thailand. The visitor must be properly dressed up before going inside the Temple. Mens are strictly wear too long pants and shirts with full sleeves. For women must be in full length clothes. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. if you are not properly dressed there is the booth at the entrance of the gate that can provide clothes to cover you up properly (here is some deposit is required).
- Opening Hours is Daily 08:30-15:30
- Ticket’s Price is 400 Bhat! This ticket will give you the access to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall.
- Ticket sold for 08:30-15:30 daily.
Wat Phra Kaew (The Temple of Emerald Buddha)
Wat Phra Kaew is the most highlighted Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is situated in the center of Bangkok in the ground of The Grand Palace. The Emerland Buddha is a Buddha image in the Meditating Position. This image precisely carved from a single block of Jade. No one allowed near this image even not HM King. This temple is beautifully decorated and a peace full place for worship. Do not forget to visit balcony area. It is an example of well describe the painting and other artwork on walls. The gate of balcony is guarded by the five meter tall “ Yaksa Tavarnball. They are character taken from the epic.
My journey to The Grand Palace was eye catching and stunning. It was a marvelous experience. I lost in a world of the Thai Kingdom. It’s really wonderful. My journey of Thailand was incomplete without seeing this place.