GRAND PALACE & VIMARNMEK MANSION TOUR
CODE: BKK - 101

FREQUENCY : Dairy
DEPARTURE : 08:00 - 13.00

Program & Itinerary :

Visit the key attractions around the Grand Palace including Wat Phra Kaew - Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Vimarnmek Mansion, the world's largest building made entirely of golden teak. The three story wooden palace has 81 rooms, halls and ante-rooms, and now Thailand's first handicraft museum.

   
08:30 Meet your private English-speaking guide in the hotel's lobby. Depart from hotel to Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago.
09:00 Visit the Grand Palace has an area of 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. The length of the four walls is 1,900 metres. Within these walls are situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences. Wat Phra Kae., the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is so richly and intricately decorated that, once entering the temple, you will feel as if you are in a real 'city of angels'.
11:00 Visit Vimarnmek Mansion, the world's largest building made entirely of golden teak. The three story wooden palace has 81 rooms, halls and ante-rooms, and now Thailand's first handicraft museum where her majesty the queen collects handicraft masterpieces created by members of support foundation. In the museum, can find such handicrafts as neillowares, Thai silk with various unique designs.
12:00 City-sightseeing tour along Ratchadumnoen Rd., (The Royal's Way). En route you can see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings, including the City Pillar Shrine, National Museum, Democracy Monument, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium, Anantasamakhom Palace, Parliament House, Dusit Zoo and Chitlada Palace King's Residence.
13:00 Arrive your hotel.

Private & Join Tour - Rate per Person (Rates in Thai Baht)
1 Person
2 Person
3 -4 Person
5-8 Person
Join Tour
3,690
2,190
1,690
1,290
N/A

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Tour Included
: Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
: English speaking licensed guide
: All admission fees as mentioned in the program
: 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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