Undoubtedly, the historical building of Grand Palace is the most visited tourist attraction in Bangkok. It was built in 1782 by King Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) and it remained as the royal palace for 150 years. With time, many more buildings were constructed in the palace grounds, especially during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), one of the most important kings in the history of Thailand. By 1925, the king left the palace and in 1932, Thai government all of its offices into the Grand Palace. With a car rental at Bangkok Airport, you can make your trip to the Palace so much more comfortable and enjoy everything it has to offer from the stunning architecture and beautiful colors to the amazing sculptures.
Important Buildings of
The palace consists of many castles, gardens, halls and courtyards. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of the most important buildings of the palace. Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall is the first castle built in the palace. A statue remains king. It was used to celebrate royal ceremony and perform sacred ceremonies like royal charity. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as Wat Phra Kaew in Thai, is a royal monastery which is located in the North-East corner of the palace. Other popular buildings to see in the Grand Palace include the Chakri Throne Hall, Phra Maha Monthien group and Siwalai Garden.
The Grand Palace can be visited any day of the week from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and you can check-in until 3:30 pm. You have to follow a strict dress code to enter the Grand Palace. You must wear full sleeve shirt and pant. Short dress and transparent clothes are not allowed. Don’t worry if you do not have appropriate clothes, visitors can find the suitable dress from the building near the entry gate. For security, you have to submit your passport or credit card.