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Who lives in the Grand Palace Bangkok?

Who lives in the Grand Palace Bangkok?

Kings of Siam
The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง, RTGS: Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782.

Is there a dress code for Grand Palace Bangkok?

The important things to visit The Grand Palace & The Emerald Buddha temple in Bangkok, please wear a shirt cover your shoulders, as well as long pants to cover your ankles, skirt or dress below your knees. The dress code to visit all Buddhist temples in Thailand is more flexible.

Can you go inside the Grand Palace in Bangkok?

Inside, visitors are actually allowed to visit the Grand Palace Hall (Chakri Maha Prasat), which is a large European style reception room.

Why is Grand Palace famous?

Located at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the Grand Palace was a former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, the place is used for hosting royal ceremonies and welcoming the king’s guests, State guests, and other foreign dignitaries.

Can I wear sandals to the Grand Palace?

Shoes, sandals or flip-flops. It’s best to wear lightweight, comfortable shoes when you’re on tour, in most temples you will need to remove your shoes before entering the main worship area. Lightweight clothing with long sleeves and long trousers or skirts. T-shirts with sleeves are also suitable.

How old is the Grand Palace?

The dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in Bangkok. It’s one must-see sight that no visit to the city would be complete without. It was built in 1782 and for 150 years was the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government.

How many buildings are in the Grand Palace?

The Palace’s Grounds You will find that much of the palace consists of traditional Thai architecture, while other areas are inspired by the European renaissance era, and oftentimes you will see a combination of both. There are over 100 buildings on the grounds.