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  • Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Banglamphu (Old City)
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Admission: ฿250. Price includes Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, the Coin Pavilion, & Vimanmek Palace in Dusit Park

A visit to Bangkok's Grand Palace is at the top of every visitors 'must-see' list. Built in 1782 by King Rama I who established Bangkok as Thailand's new capital, the Grand Palace became the Royal seat for 150 years.

The striking buildings within the palace complex reflect the spirit of each successive monarch and the era in which they ruled. While Thailand's current (and longest-reigning) monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej has never lived in the Grand Palace, the complex is still used to mark ceremonial and auspicious happenings.

Deep within the Palace grounds you'll find Thailand's most sacred sight - Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha) contained within a beautiful temple (Wat Phra Kaeo). This highly revered Buddha sculpture is carved from a single block of jade and dates from the 15th century AD.

To make the most of your visit it is worthwhile hiring a guide who will help broaden your understanding of the Grand Palace and its colorful history.

Practical Info

The Grand Palace is in the Banglamphu area of Bangkok – also known as the Old City. A taxi from the center of Bangkok will cost about 80 Baht.

All visitors must adhere to a strict dress code upon entering the Grand Palace complex. Skin, including arms, lower legs and toes, should not be exposed and inappropriately dressed visitors will be ushered into a building near the front gate to don suitable clothing.

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