Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The most wondrous points of interest inside the Grand Palace, Bangkok

No visit to Bangkok would be complete without a day at the breathtaking Grand Palace.
It is, without a doubt, the city’s most famous landmark. Home of the Thai King, the Royal Court,
and the administrative seat of the government for 150 years, the Grand Palace is an awe-inspiring

It continues to have visitors struck by its beautiful architecture and intricate design details.
When you visit, ensure to check out the below listed eight points of interest inside the palace. There
is also a nice app that describes “inside of the palace” nicely. I recommend downloading and
reviewing it before visiting visiting and also using it while you are there for point by point (step by
step) guiding.

The app is from Action Tour Guide on Apple and Android stores. You may want to
check out the free demo they offer before spending a couple of dollars to buy it. If you use it, you
will not need any other guide.

1. The Emerald Buddha statue: The Emerald Buddha is considered the palladium of the Kingdom
of Thailand. It is a figurine of the meditating Buddha seated in a yogic position, made entirely of Jade.
This legendary statue has a mysterious history, dating from around the 15th century and has been at
this temple for 234 years!

2. Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of Emerald Buddha): The Temple of the Emerald Buddha within the
Grand Palace is also called the Wat Phra Kaew, and was completed in 1784.

The two earliest structures erected within the complex were the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall,
and the Phra Maha Monthian, or royal residences.

3. Phra Si Ratana Chedi (Golden Chedi): The Phra Si Rattana Chedi anchors the west end of the
upper terrace. It is faced with small gold mirrored tiles, making it shinier than other pagodas.
This chedi houses the Buddha’s ashes and is an absolute must visit. It is very beautiful.

4. Prasat Phra Thep Bidorn (The Royal Pantheon): This magnificent building was built to be the
house of the Emerald Buddha but due to unseen events, it became a shrine to the kings of the
Chakri Dynasty holding life sized statues of their kings.

5. Palanquin Mounting Platform: The Palanquin mounting platform is an open pavilion on the east
wall of the Dusit Maha Prasat. The pavilion was built by King Rama IV as a robing pavilion for the
king to change his regalia when entering the Maha Prasat premises.

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– Manoj Ganguli | manoj@actiondatasystems.com | +1 (508) 801 0856 | +91 9833733268

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