Palaces and Forts
The Grand Palace was the previous home to Bangkok’s Kings and their Court, now used for royal ceremonies and national events. Near to the Grand Place, within the same compound, there is Wat Prakeaw which is the biggest tourist attraction and a pilgrimage destination here. The grandness, beauty and tranquility of this place will mesmerize you.
When to visit:
january - december
08:30 - 15:30 Everyday
The Grand Palace of Bangkok was built in 1782 and was a royal residence as well as administrative office for the King. The Grand Palace is made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards.
The Grand Palace located in the old city of Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Phraya river.
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha The Wat Phra Kaew or “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” in the compounds of the Grand Palace is one of Thailand’s most sacred places. Its halls are covered with mural paintings depicting a number of events in the Life of the Lord Buddha, including birth, death and Enlightenment.
How to Reach Subway and Chao Phraya Express Boat - Take the BTS Subway System Silom Line to Saphan Taksin Station, also known as the S6 Station. Go out through Exit No. 2, and look for the dock for the Chao Phraya Express Boat. -The Chao Phraya Express Boat takes several routes; the "orange flag," "green flag" and "no flag" routes get you to the Grand Palace. Get off at stop No. 9, the Tha Chang Pier. Grand Palace is a 5- to 10-minute walk from there.
Tuk-Tuk Take a tuk-tuk to the Saphan Taksin Station, from there take the Chao Phraya Express Boat.