The spectacular Grand Palace is an example of great architecture. It is one of Bangkok's most impressive collection's of ... More
The spectacular Grand Palace is an example of great architecture. It is one of Bangkok's most impressive collection's of temples and palaces. Although the Royal Family no longer resides here, the Palace is still used for ceremonial purposes, and most of it remains closed to the public; however, the four main buildings are incorporated in the grounds of the glittering Wat Phra Keo and must be visited to experience their brilliant, diverse styles. Appropriate dress code required.
The temples and buildings in the Grand Palace are so beautiful from a distance, that I was amazed at their beauty close up. Tile work, ceramic, free-hand painting, gold leaf -- the buildings have everything, and are in amazingly good condition. Fine Arts students from Thailand's universities are responsible for the upkeep of these ancient buildings, and it really shows. Simply a 'must-see' when visiting Thailand.
Inside the Palace itself there are 3 temples; one in which the entire room is made up of real gold- unfortunately they will not allow you take any photos. but the rest of the tour pictures are welcomed; take lots of them!!
The architecture was awesome. Very intricate and keen details. Lots of play in colors. It's best to go there in the morning so that the breeze will be light. It's very relaxing to hear the bells chime. Don't forget to bring those cameras!
We were advised at our Hotel that we might be told that the G Palace was closed... and sure enough we were but we ignored it and walked in the entrance anyway. Apparently its a ploy used to get tourists to go to other places, often jewellry shops.
Once inside an official guide gave us a good tour of this beautiful and historical site which was well worth the money. (about 400 baht)
i visited grand palace and other tourist attractions in bangkok couple time when i was little. but i the only place that i remember well is only grand palace. i was amazed (and still am) with its architecture. so beautiful and amazing, with the shiny gold roofs and wonderful strong walls. every angle was worth to explore. i took pictures at every corner (being a narcissist since little hehe). i hardly walked out of it. and now i'm dying to be back
The buildings were magnificent! Thailand was the only asian country that was never colonized by a European country and they have managed to maintain the palace in a pristine traditional state! The Temple of the Emerald Buddha was so peaceful (the Buddha is 66cm tall jade!).
I very much enjyed seeing a part of Thailand's history here at the Grand Palace. There are a few places that you can visit inside the actual palace, and some incredible murals on the wall. I got a lot of really fabulous pictures here. I would recommend it to anyone, just because it's a peice of history and it's so beautiful.
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