The Grand Palace
Every visitor to Bangkok should see the magnificent buildings within the Grand Palace compound to get a feeling of the grandeur architectural style.Since the founding of Bangkok as the Nations capital by King Rama I, The Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. In the present time, The Royal Family resides at Chitralada Palace while The Grand Palace is used for ceremonial purposes.
The main buildings within the Grand Palace compound were built for King Rama V, who was the first Thai King to travel to Europe.Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat, built in 1877 by King Rama V as his Royal Residence, is the most highly recognized architectural landmark of the Nation. The central Throne Hall, which was formerly used for the reception of foreign envoys, is flanked by reception areas decorated with galleries of portraiture.
The central room on the second floor is used as a shrine for the reliquary ashes of Kings Rama IV, Rama V, Rama VI, Rama VII and Rama VIII.Borom Phiman Mansion was also constructed during the reign of King Rama V. When his son, King Rama VI ascended to the throne, he had it improved for use as his residence. The three succeeding Kings also resided here at one time or another.
The Siwalai Gardens, where the office of The Royal Household Bureau is located, were used for receptions as well as a recreation area for the royal women and children.Maha Monthien Prasat houses The Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai where ceremonies of the Court usually take place in front of the throne surmounted by its canopy of nine tiers of white cloth. Dress Code: Visitors are required to dress appropriately.
Thus, the following dress - code (applicable to both ladies and gentlemen) is requested :
1. Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, as well as tights can not be worn as outer garments.
2. See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers can not be worn.
3. Sleeveless shirts or vests can not be worn as outer garments.
4. Sandals (without ankle or heel straps) can not be worn.
5. All shirt sleeves, whether long or short, can not be rolled up.
6. Sweat shirts and sweat pants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers can not be worn.
Location : Sanamluang, Bangkok
Operating Day : Daily
Operating Time : 08:30 A.M. - 03:30 P.M.
Distance : Approximately 30 minutes away from the Pathumwan Princess Hotel by car
30 mins 1 hour
- Ancient City
- Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
- Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
- Bangkok Children’s Discovery Museum
- Bangkok Dolls And Museum
- Bangkok National Museum
- Bangkok Seashell Museum
- Bangsai Royal Folk Arts and Craft Centre
- Chaki Maha Prasart Throne Hall
- Chatuchak Weekend Market
- Dream World
- Dusit Zoo
- Erawan Elephant Museum
- Erawan Shrine (4 Faced Buddha)
- Jim Thompson Museum
- Khao San Road
- Loch Palm Golf Club
- M.R. Kukrit’s Heritage Home
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- Mansion 7
- National Discovery Museum Institute
- Nitasrattanakosin Exhibition Hall
- Patpong Night Market
- Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium
- Red Mountain Golf Club
- Riverdale Golf Club
- Royal Barge National Museum
- Royal Thai Air Force Museum
- Safari World
- Sam Sen Nai Philatelic Museum
- Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
- Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge) Night Market
- Siam Niramit
- Siam Ocean World Bangkok
- Siam Square
- Srimaha Mariamman Temple
- Suan Pakkad Palace
- The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
- The Grand Palace
- The National Gallery
- The Press Museum
- The Rose Garden
- The Supreme Artist Hall
- Trimurti Shrine
- Vimanmek Mansion
- Wat Arun
- Wat Benchamabophit
- Wat Bowornniwet Vihara Rajaworavihara
- Wat Mahathat
- Wat Phrachetuphon
- Wat Ratburana
- Wat Ratchabophit
- Wat Ratchanatda
- Wat Saket
- Wat Suthat
- Wat Traimit Witthayaram
- Wat Yannawa