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Sunday, April 21 2019

A magnificent ceremony to celebrate the anniversary of one of the biggest cities in the world.

On 21 April 1782, at 6.54 am precisely, the pillar representing the foundation of Bangkok was laid! After decapitating King Taksin, Ramathibodi, the new ruler, decided to change his capital and abandoned Thonburi on the other side of the Chao Praya River. Steeped in legend (having sacrificed reptiles on the day of the city’s creation, the Chakri dynasty was cursed...), the birth of Bangkok is celebrated each year by a ceremony near the Grand Palace.

Admission prices :
- Free
Times given as a guide only.

Grand Palace - Wat Phra Kaew
Sanam Chai road
10100 Bangkok

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