Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace in Bangkok - the seat of the royal family in Thailand

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Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Date of build

6 May 1782 - 1785

Grand Palace description and facts:

The Grand Royal Palace in Bangkok is the most famous building in Thailand, which is the seat of the royal family and an important venue for state ceremonies.

The structure was built in the 18th century by King Rama I and consists of several buildings and ornamental gardens. The entire complex comprises 78 buildings, the main ones being Wat Phra Kaew temple, the Royal Palace, gardens, museums and the national treasury.

The main building is the Royal Palace, which is decorated with beautiful ornaments and gold decorations. It has many halls where state ceremonies and various festivities are held. It was built in honour of the Buddha and its main decoration is the famous Smaragd Buddha. Inside, there are also numerous sculptures, frescoes and paintings, as well as many treasures and royal jewels.

Many of the chambers and rooms in the palace are reserved exclusively for the royal family and are inaccessible to tourists. In total, 1,082 rooms can be found throughout the complex.

Another important building is the Temple of the Dragon Wings, which is a Buddhist place of worship and consists of several prayer halls decorated with beautiful sculptures and frescoes.

The Grand Palace is also an important cultural and religious centre, as there are numerous Buddhist temples and places of worship. Noteworthy among these are Wat Pho, home to a giant reclining Buddha statue, and Wat Ratchanadda, famous for its original iron structures.

In terms of infrastructure, the complex is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as electric lighting, air conditioning and security systems. Many elements in the palace, such as doors and windows, are specially designed to protect against wind and sun.

The building is accessible to people with disabilities and access to the interior is restricted to preserve its precious contents.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is surrounded by gardens with a variety of plants and flowers that create beautiful compositions. Also worth noting is the famous Palace Bridge, which is the symbol bridge of the Thai capital.

Bangkok's Grand Palace has undergone several renovations and restorations over the years. In the early 20th century, King Rama VI initiated a major renovation of the palace complex, during which many of the buildings were expanded and renovated. During the Second World War, some of the buildings and decoration of the palace complex were destroyed and repairs were made after the war.

Further repairs took place in the 1980s, at which time a major restoration project was undertaken to restore many of the damaged and deteriorating buildings and decorations within the palace complex. In early 2010, a cleaning and restoration project was undertaken to restore the gilded roofs, walls and spires of the palace.

The entire Grand Palace complex in Bangkok is considered one of the most beautiful places in the country and attracts tourists from all over the world. It is a place to see the beauty of Thailand's traditional architecture and culture.

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  • 500 baht for adults, 300 baht for children. Admission is free for Thai residents.

Open hours

  • Daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (except national holidays).

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