Bangkok’s Grand Palace – The pride of the Bangkok

The rich piece of brilliance that stands at the heart of the city of Bangkok was once the dwelling of kings for 150 years. The Grand Palace is a place that you must visit when in Thailand and here’s why.

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The palace compound

The Central Court was the king’s residence. It entails halls to hold state business. The king’s royal consorts and daughter lived in the Inner Court, this was like a miniature village with women and children. The area is still closed off to the public. The monument is located a short drive away from Emporium Suites by Chatrium and many a 5-star Bangkok hotel.

Wat Phra Kaew

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha lies deep within the palace. Held in the temple is an emerald statue of Buddha that is greatly adored by Buddhists in Thailand. The ceremonial robes on the Buddha are changed by the king according to the seasons.

Royal reception halls

The reception hall known as the Chakri Maha Prasat is used for occasions like coronations today. This hall holds the antique throne in addition to the throne that is used currently. Next is the Dusit Hall which is unrivalled in architecture and acts as a museum too.

Things to remember

The Grand Palace in which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is built is considered a sacred place by the locals. Therefore, is essential that you dress appropriately, there is a booth at the entrance that will provide clothing if necessary.

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Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre Thailand – One of the most impressive theatres in Thailand

Among the many visually stunning performance venues in the world, Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre stands out as one of the most renowned theatres. Read on and know why.

About

Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre is well known as the first “Broadway Standard Theatre” in Thailand. It has a total space of 6500 sq.m featuring 1455 comfortable seats. In addition, this theatre is popular as an international cultural centre hosting stage performances from all over the world.

A “Multi-Function Theatre”

The theatre provides a wide range of live event services such as concerts, talk shows, musical performances, seminars, product launches and press conferences. This modern attraction is one of the hot spots among tourists since the plays are of the same standards as those you can find on Broadway.

Location

Many a 5 star Bangkok hotel can be found around the Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, for example, the Emporium Suites by Chatrium is not too far from the venue. You will only take less than 20 minutes to reach the theatre from your place of accommodation.

Design

The interior design of the theatre is one of the country’s finest. It showcases the contemporary Thai style, lilac purple seats and wooden walls which make the theatre a striking and luxurious attraction for spectators. Moreover, the auditorium has been designed carefully, paying attention to size, ceiling height, seating arrangement, hydraulics, and lighting to meet Broadway standards.

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