The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

No visit to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the dazzling Grand Palace. The landmark was home to the Thai King for 150 years and continues to be a marvelous attraction for Thais and foreigners alike.The palace complex is laid out very similarly to the palaces of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. The complex is full of buildings, one more impressive than the next. One of the most impressive is Wat Phra Kaew, otherwise known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This temple contains a very small but greatly revered Buddha statue made from emerald that dates back to the 14th century.

A strict dress code applies at the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand’s most sacred site. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves. Women must be dressed in a similar modest fashion including no see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth that the guards will direct you to to rent proper attire to cover up.

Useful Information

Opening Hours: Daily 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Entrance Fee: 500 baht (approx. $14 USD)
Getting There: The Grand Palace is located on Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin)

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