"The Grand Palace" Grand Palace Tip by Dreks

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  The Grand Palace
by Dreks

This is a huge compound on Na Phra Lan Road near Pramane Ground is surrounded by high white walls and occupies an area of about a square mile. The palace, begun in 1782, consists of several buildings with highly decorated architectural details. The Royal chapel, Wat Phra Kaeo, which is in the same compound, houses the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Photography inside the building housing the Emerald Buddha is forbidden.

The complex is open daily from 8.30 a.m.- 3.30 p.m. Admission fee is 125 baht(including tickets to The Coin Pavillion & Phra Thi Nang Vimanmek & Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall). Proper dress is essential.

Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier
Directions: next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex
Phone: +66 2 623 5500 ext 3100
Website: http://www.palaces.thai.net/vt/vtgp/

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2003
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