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Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand {Review}

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A Review Of Our Visit To The Bangkok Grand Palace

Traveling to Thailand for the first time a few seasons ago from our home in 🍁 Canada, our first stop was in the incredible City of Bangkok. With just a couple of days in the city before heading on to the 🏝 Island of Koh Samui, we wanted to see as much as we could.

We definitely did not want to miss a visit to incredible …

🌺 Bangkok Grand Palace 🌺

and Royal Residence.
It is said to be … The Most Popular Attraction in Bangkok.

A grand scale attraction centrally located in the city, filled with temples, halls, museums and so much more!

Brief History Of The Grand Place

A Guide To The Grand Palace In Bangkok
Grand Palace Bangkok

In 1782, 👑 King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, who was the founder of the Chakri Dynasty at that time, ordered the construction of this magnificent palace.  This is when Bangkok became the – {New Capital City,} in the country. 

The palace was built as the official residence of the 👑 Kings of Siam, up until 1925. This huge Palace covers an area of more than 218,400 sq. meters and is surrounded by walls that were constructed back in 1782.

Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple

Today, the Grand Palace is partly open to the public as a museum, as it still remains a working palace, with many royal offices still inside these walls. 

Of the many beautiful structures within, one of the most precious and viewed is the; Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This is a very famous and greatly respected Emerald Buddha, that dates back to the 14th century.

Tips For First Time Visitors

Standing On Guard at the Royal Residence

Bangkok Grand Palace Guard

When visiting the Palace, you definitely need to be aware of the strict rules that are enforced prior to your visit. Here’s a few helpful tips, to make your entry and visit go smoothly and enjoyable.

✔  Arrive early, the heat of the day can be exhausting and the crowds overwhelming at times.

✔  There is a dress code strictly enforced!

✔  Men must wear pants with no sleeveless shirts.

✔  Women should wear clothing below the knees and no sleeveless shirts.

✔  There is free clothing available at the main entrance. The lines can be very long, so try to bring your own!

If you are stuck and the lines too long, there is cheap clothing available to purchase or rent across the street.  Very reasonable prices and definitely worth it you find the lines too long at the main gate.

✔  Carry along plenty of bottled water.  We found only one vendor selling water by the exit gate. It’s hot, humid and you will need water!

✔  Do not forget your camera!

Personal Photographs

Bangkok’s Grand Palace 

One of the many beautiful statues standing on guard at the Palace

Bangkok Grand Palace Statue

Here is a selection of some of our favorite photos taken by me at the Grand Palace.  

As you can see, the buildings and surrounding grounds are beautiful and definitely worth seeing in person!

 One of the many beautiful floral displays in the Palace grounds

Bangkok Grand Palace Floral Display

Beautiful gold temples in the Bangkok Grand Palace grounds

Bangkok Grand Palace Gold Temple

The Grand Palace Bangkok is definitely an attraction worth visiting. The temples are amazing especially The Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha.

Buildings Inside The Bangkok Palace Walls

Buildings Inside The Bangkok Palace

For more detailed information, I have listed the Grand Palace Bangkok Official website below for your convenience.

You can access much more detailed information on the Palace and the many other fabulous attractions Thailand has to offer.

🏛 The Grand Palace 

Stunning Buildings of the Grand Palace

The Grand Palace Buildings

Bangkok is filled with many beautiful {Buddhist Temples} that dot the skyline, adding to the splendor of this inspiring city in Thailand. The photo below is one of these amazing Temples I took, which was located right beside our hotel.

One of the many Buddha Temples in Bangkok

Bangkok Thailand

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Bangkok was an amazing experience and city to visit. For most travelers to coming to Thailand by 🛬 air, this will most likely be your initial stop.

I highly recommend spending some time exploring this intriguing 🌆 city.


It is an experience like no other!

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I’ve included 🐘 Thailand’s Official Tourism website below for your convenience. It’s filled with everything you need, for planning your vacation to this beautiful country.

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✨   Did You Know …

“Bangkok Is Short For The Formal Cerimonial Name – Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.”

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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