One of the attractions visited by visitors when on vacation to Bangkok or Thailand, of course, is the Grand Palace.
Located in downtown Bangkok, the Grand Palace is a sacred place, home to the King of Thailand and also the seat of administration for 1,500 years.
With an area of 218,400 square meters, the complex is surrounded by white walls. What can be seen inside the Grand Palace?
How To Get To Grand Palace Bangkok
If you are staying in the Khao San Road area, you only need to walk about 15-20 minutes to the Grand Palace.
If you’re staying in another area, the easiest way to get to the Grand Palace is via the subway system in Bangkok, known as BTS.
Take the Silom Line to Saphan Taksin Station or also known as S6 Station. Exit through Exit No. 2, and look for the pier for the Chao Phraya Express Boat.
By using the Chao Phraya Express Boat, you can take several routes; “orange flag,” “green flag” and “no flag” routes to the Grand Palace.
Whichever route you take, get off at stop No. 9, which is Tha Chang Pier. Now from this pier, it’s only a 5-10 minute walk and you’ll arrive at the Grand Palace
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Grand Palace Bangkok Entrance Fee
The ticket price for the Grand Palace Bangkok is 500 baht per person. Quite expensive for a tourist attraction in Bangkok. The Grand Palace is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
You can buy tickets online here and can join guided tour also to surround the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha.
If you want to take a vacation to the Grand Palace, make sure you wear decent clothes because the rules here are quite strict.
No shorts, sleeveless shirts or leggings are allowed. Here there is a place to borrow gloves for free with a deposit of 200 baht.
Holiday Experience to the Grand Palace
After entering the main gate, the first area I visited was a hallway with beautiful mural paintings on the walls. This painting depicts the story of the Ramayana.
Come to think of it, the history of this world seems to be related to one another. Although the Ramayana story is known from Indian culture, why do Thailand and Indonesia have similar stories? Does it really have anything to do with it?
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What appears on the outside is completely different from the inside. From the outside the walls look simple but on the inside everything is full of gold and very majestic. Truly worthy of being called a palace. The walls, statues and stupas are beautifully designed and finished with a glossy gold finish.
On the other side of the Grand Palace complex is the most sacred temple in Thailand, namely Wat Phra Kaew, or also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
There is a small Buddha statue which is believed to be more than 2,000 years old. This statue is made of jade although it was previously believed to be made of emerald. Taking photos is prohibited inside this sacred temple.
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The courts in the center and outside are more modern with cobblestone floors. The style of the building is mixed with colonial style while the roof is still made with Thai architecture. Seen several guards on duty with rifles in hand.
How long will it take to explore the Grand Palace? If I spend more than 2 hours. You can also visit Wat Pho, one of the temples in Bangkok. There are also many photos that I can take at Grand Palace Bangkok.
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