Bangkok has numerous attractions ranging from religious sites, historical sites, museums, heritage buildings to gardens and parks. However anyone who has visited this vibrant city would know that the Grand Palace in Bangkok top all the must- see lists of the city. Once the official residence to Siam Kings of Thailand, the Grand Palace is a wonderful piece of architecture and art and the most significant landmark in the city of Bangkok. It is a fusion of Thai traditional architecture and European design. This magnificent palace is still being used for ceremonial occasions related to the present royal family. Surrounded by well- manicured lush green gardens, the travellers who take a tour to the Grand Palace could still experience its regal atmosphere and the royal touch.
This iconic building is not only significant for its fascinating architecture. It is also important as it houses many other cultural masterpieces unique to Thailand. Wat Phra Keow which is the sacred house of Emerald Buddha is one such attraction people will get will get to witness during a tour to the Grand Place. The significance of this 45 meter Buddha statue is that it is carved using one piece of jade. This Buddha statue is considered as the most revered symbol of Buddhism in Thailand. Adorned with traditional Thai designs, the golden roofs of the Wat Phra Keow are a breathtaking sight.
Apart from Wat Phra Keow, visitors can also take a walk in the palace to see the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall which are located in the premises of the Grand Palace. There are many halls, buildings, pavilions, courtyards and well maintained gardens within the Grand Palace. Rather than considering it as a single building, it is appropriate to call it a building complex in Bangkok. However, the palace is not fully accessible to the public. It serves as a museum in Bangkok and the visitors can walk in to certain sections of the palace premises during a tour to the Grand Palace. Nestled on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the palace could be easily reached once you get to the Phra Nakhon District.
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