Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Must Visit - Grand Palace Complex Bangkok Thailand

Grand Palace Complex Bangkok ThailandThe Grand Palace total area is including Wat Phra Kaew temple all was 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls (Ramayana mural wall painting) built in 1783. The length of the four walls totals 1900 metres.

Within these walls are situated the government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences.

When Siam (Thailand) restored law and order after the fall of Ayutthaya the monarch lived in Thonburi on the other side of the river.

Grand Palace Complex Bangkok Thailand - ArchitectureKing Rama I, immediately on ascending the throne (Bangkok), moved the center of administration to this side of the Chao Phraya river; and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also his offices - the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace walls.

The palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the Dusit-Mahaprasard and the Mahamontien.

Time after time….the Grand Palace is the most attraction in Bangkok, Thailand

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