Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Highlights in the Grand Palace Complex, Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand1. Boromabiman Hall, built by King Rama VI and every king since has lived here at some time.

2. Amarinda Hall, the original residence of King Rama I and the Hall of Justice. Nowadays it's impressive interior is used for ceremonial occasions and coronations. It contains the antique throne, used before the Western style one presently in use.

3. Grand Palace Hall or Chakri Maha Prasat. Visitors are allowed inside the spacious European style reception room.

This building has not been used for royal residence since the mysterious death of King Rama VIII (the older brother of the current King), found shot dead in his room in 1946.

Grand Palace in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, ThailandThe reverence for the monarchy in Thailand means that, even today, this remains a completely taboo subject to talk publicly about in Thailand.

4. The impressive Dusit Hall, rated as perhaps the finest architectural building in this style.

5. The Museum, which has information on the restoration of the Grand Palace, scale models of the Wat and Palace and numerous Buddha images.

Labels are in Thai only, but there are free English tours available frequently. Entrance is 50B.


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