Fit for a king.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is isolated from the world, surrounded by a gigantic wall. The palace was built in 1782 under Râma I who wished to create the perfect setting to frame for the Emerald Buddha brought back from Laos. Thus was born the Wat Phra Kaew Temple, or "Temple of the Emerald Buddha".

This massive sculpture, made in fact from pure jade despite the name, is one of the emblems of Buddhism in Thailand.

Be sure to plan enough time for your tour, as this is a vast place with many things to see, such as the Royal Pavilion of Thai Decorations and Coins, the Chakri Maha Prasat Palace with its hybrid Thai and western architecture, and the Dusit Mahat Prasat (Heavenly Palace) which offer fine discoveries.

All year long :
    Every day, from 08:30 to 16:30

Be sure to wear clothing that covers your arms, legs and feet.

Sanam Chai road
10100 Bangkok

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