When it comes to the top things to do in Bangkok, exploring the Grand Palace is a definite top choice;here’s a quick guide on this most marvellous of royal sites.
A popular method to get to the Grand Palaceis to take the Skytrain (BTS) to the SaphanTaksin Station and catch a Chao Phraya Express Boat from there to the Ta Chang Pier. Alliteratively, you can take a taxi with city properties such as Avani Atrium Bangkok Hotel only around 30 minutes away.
Much to Discover
Those staying at a centrally located hotel in Asoke can easily plan a visit early in the day since there’s so much to explore; established in 1782 and used by the Kings of Siam, this site is home to an Outer Court andInner Court. Attractions include the Dusit Hall, Hor Phra Rajphongsanusorn, Phra Siratana Chedi and the Royal Reception Halls.
Wat Phra Kaew
One of the most revered temples in Bangkok, the Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha can also be found here. The sacred Buddha image carved from a block of jasperis within the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha which features fascinating architecture with gilt carving,mirror tiles andbronze bells.
Keep in Mind
When planning your visit, remember that the Grand Palace is generally open from 8:30amto 3:30pm and admission can be bought at the entrance or online. Also, ensure you dress appropriately covering bare shoulders and legs and keep in mind to remove footwear when entering sacred sites.