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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World’s Greatest City Bangkok – An experience of epic proportions

Filled with many places to visit, numerous tales to learn the rich culture and history, Bangkok is the ‘heart and soul of the backpacker’s universe’. Do read to know more facts!

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Street food

In almost every nook and cranny of the city, one can witness how masterful chefs sell flavourful Thai food. While savouring mouthwatering dishes, you’ll be able to interact and mingle with the locals. A good way to begin scouring the city for the very best of its delicacies will be to first visit Chinatown which is known as the birthplace of Thailand’s street food.

The Grand Palace

Bangkok showcases many culture-rich attractions that tell its own story to those who thirst for historical facts. Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace will be a great place to start your journey. Even though the palace was a former residence for King Rama V, now it’s used for hosting royal ceremonies.

Terminal 21

Would you like to buy bundles of things that you’ve always dreamt of having? From branded clothes to cheap accessories, Terminal 21 is sure to provide you with an ultimate shopping experience. Catering to both men and women, this is the ideal place to shop your favourite designer brands and what not. You’ll come across a plethora of accommodation close to this shopping mall like Chatrium Hotels & Residences which also offers attractive Bangkok hotel deals.

Chao Phraya River

Sailing along the Chao Phraya River is not merely sightseeing and taking pictures, you will have plenty of things to do in this part of Bangkok. The Asiatique is one such place to be if you’re in the mood for touring the city at night.

 

Bangkok National Museum – Learn more about Thai culture

Thailand is indeed known for its unique ancient architecture throughout the world! The place that highlights this wonderful special art of Thailand is none other than the Bangkok National Museum with the largest collection of antiques in Asia.

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History

This compound was initially found, and the buildings were constructed by King Rama V. The very first buildings that came up were said to be from the year 1782. Each building contains archaic knickknacks from jewellery to everyday items.

The architecture

It’s not only the artefacts inside the buildings that should be marvelled upon but the very design of the structures that house them. All the roofs are embellished with gold on the outside while the inside is adorned with a mix of red and gold, not to mention the lacquered wooden floors.

The awe-inspiring exhibits

For those culture enthusiasts out there, the museum offers a plethora of cultural items, especially relating to the dominant religion, Buddhism, here at the Bangkok National Museum. See with your own eyes the various talismans and what not showcased here.

Location

Situated in the very centre of the city, the place it just a few minutes’ drive away from Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok and many a serviced apartment in Bangkok. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby as well.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+