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Grand Palace Bangkok  Thailand
Experience the Majesty of the Royal City Bangkok  Thailand
Grand Palace Bangkok  Thailand
Experience the Majesty of the Royal City Bangkok  Thailand
Grand Palace

Bangkok’s most iconic site is a massive palace complex that served as the royal residence until 1925. Of its many buildings, the one with the most architectural interest is Chakri Mahaprasat. It was designed in 1882 by British architects, in a style that could be described as traditional Thai meets Italian Renaissance. Nearby is the 1784 Wat Phra Kaeo, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist place of worship. Go inside to see the Emerald Buddha, carved not of emerald but of semiprecious green stone, robed in gold and just 66 centimeters (26 inches) high.

Experience the Majesty of the Royal City
Thailand’s revered monarchy is key to the country’s identity, and Bangkok’s royal sights are befitting of the institution’s status. The obvious place to start is at the Grand Palace. Located on Rattanakosin Island – the original fortified center of Bangkok when it was founded in 1782 – the sprawling walled complex has evolved organically through a number of reigns with numerous buildings, halls, temples and pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. Another essential regal attraction is Dusit Palace Park. Conceived by King Rama V after his first European tour in 1897, the palaces and halls here are a unique mélange of Thai and European architectural styles.
Experience the Majesty of the Royal City Bangkok  Thailand

1 ถนน หน้าพระลาน แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand
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