The Major Architectural Symbol of The Thai Royal Family
This palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. The Grand Palace complex was built in 1782 at the heart of Bangkok and situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Since the founding of Bangkok as the Nation’s capital by King Rama I, The grand palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. The Grand Palace was a former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom.
A palace was built to serve not only as his residence but also as the site of administrative offices.
Today, the place is used for official events, welcoming the king’s guests, state guests, and other foreign dignitaries. Some royal ceremonies and state functions are also held every year. So, that time it remains close for tourists. The Grand Palace is divided into several quarters: The renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the outer court, middle court, inner court and the gardens quarter.
This ornate Royal Grand Palace is currently upon to visitors as a museum and house of Jade (Emerald Buddha).
Important note: There is a strict dress code
Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the Grand Palace and a Temple or place of worship. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves. If you’re wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks. Women must be similarly modestly dressed, cover legs to above the knee.
- No sleeveless shirts that show shoulders
- No short top or Vest top or Tank top
- No see through tops and backless clothing
- No short hot pants or short pants
- No torn pants
- No tight pants
- No bike pants
- No mini skirts
- No bare feet
Please observe the strict dress codes (Male and Female both). If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entry that can provide clothes to cover you up properly at some deposit.
Daily from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
THB 500 per person
(Includes entry of Emerald Buddha also)