ROYAL GRAND PALACE & THE EMERALD BUDDHA IMAGE
CODE: BKK - 100

FREQUENCY : EVERY MORNING AND AFTERNOON
DEPARTURE : 07:00 - 12:00 OR 12:30 - 17:00

Program & Itinerary :

Grand Palace
This is a "must" for every visitor to Bangkok, for the Grand Place Com plex, which includes the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow) is unquestionably one of the wonders of the world today. Within its enor mous grounds is the most exotic Buddist temple and at the heart of the temple itself is a fabulous Buddha image, carved from onepiece jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today. Nearby is the Grand Palace, once the official home of the Kings of Siam-built in traditional Thai architecture mixed with European designs. You will also visit The Royal Funeral Hall and The Royal Coronational Hall.

This palace has an area of 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1783. The length of the four walls totals 1900 metres. Within these walls are situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences. When Siam restored law and order after the fall of Ayudhya the monarch lived in Dhonburi on the other side of the river. Rama I, immediately on ascending the throne, moved the centre of administration to this side of the Caopraya; and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also his officesthe various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace walls. This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the DusitMahaprasad and the Mahamontien

   
07:30 Pick up from the various hotel
08:30 Group will be transferred to Wat Phra Kaew, the chapel of the emerald buddha, which houses the world's most precious image of the lord buddha, the 75 cm. statue of jade sits atop an 11 m. golden pedestal surrounded by lavish murala and richly decorated pavillions. Then group will be moved to visit the grand palace which encompass several major building. The most prominent buildings include the throne hall, the reception hall and the coronation hall.
12:00 Return to the hotel

Private & Join Tour - Rate per Person (Rates in Thai Baht)
1 Person
2 Person
3 -4 Person
5-8 Person
Join Tour

Please inquire

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Tour Included
: Sight Seeing Tour as program above
: All admission fee as stated in program.
: Air condition coach with English speaking guide.
: Transfer to / From hotel


The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Construction of the Royal Palace began in 1782 and was completed in time for the coronation of Rama I. The original living quarters were temporary and made of wood and thatch and the walls surrounding the palace were made of wood palisades. After the coronation the King moved into a mansion built of permanent materials. The only other building of permanent material at the time was Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the forts along the walls.

The plan of this new Royal Palace follow that of the Ayutthaya period. Only the central building seen today was missing until constructed as the Chakri Maha Prasat during the reign of King Rama V. The area of the original palace was about 51 acres. King Rama II expanded the area to todays size of about 60 acres.

The Royal Palace contains a number of halls, residences, and other buildings constructed by King Rama I. Later monarchs altered some and renovated others while still others were enlarged or torn down to make way for newer buildings.

All the buildings are not listed here but the most important ones are. The buildings are listed in groups according to their location inside the palace walls. A trip to Bangkok would not be complete without visiting the Royal Grand Palace.

Open: Daily from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.(except during special royal ceremonies)

 


   

   


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