Dating back to 1782, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand is located in the central part of the city. Easily accessible by public transportation, including tuk-tuks, taxis, and even boats on the nearby river, the grand palace is truly a site to behold. With golden spires and intricate mosaics of colorful tile, the palace is a masterpiece. This Thai Palace is also home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred site. While the palace is no longer the official Royal residence, it is still used for special occasions and ceremonies.
Take a Virtual Vacation to The Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand!
Are you in need of a mini vacation? Well turn up your speakers and take 2 minutes out of your day (okay, in this case nearly 3 minutes) to enjoy this virtual vacation of the Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand!
Tips for Planning your Visit to the Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand
- You will easily spend a couple hours exploring the palace.
- Operating hours are from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (unless there is an event)
- Admission is around 400 baht (a little over $12 USD)
- English guided tours are available a few times a day, for an additional $100.
- DO NOT believe the locals lingering outside the palace who will tell you it is closed. This is a scam to try and get you to go on their tours elsewhere (shops where they make commission). Just ignore them and go to the palace anyway.
- Dress code! This is a sacred and religious site. Be sure to cover your arms, legs, and bare feet (at least with socks – sandals alone are not ok). If you show up in shorts or a tank top, you will have to cover up or rent clothes onsite. While this lovely frock, is not very stylish, it is convenient to have the option if you don’t plan your attire appropriately.