The antique structure adorned in gold certainly sticks out in the city of Bangkok! The glorious building was erected in the 18th century under the rule of King Rama I. The Grand Palace has been called home by many kings for 150 years since!
A journey through time
In 1782 the King of Thailand decided to change the country’s capital. The capital at the time was Thonburi in Rattanakosin island. Consequently, began the construction of the splendid building that stands tall even today.
The Emerald Buddha
Inside the compound, is a Buddhist temple known as Wat Phra Kaew or the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’. Kept in this temple is a beautiful emerald statue of Buddha that is significantly revered by the Buddhist devotees in Thailand.
The Grand Halls of the Grand Palace
Dusit Hall was initially fashioned to host functions such as the lying-in-state ritual for Kings, Queens, and affiliates of the Royal Family. The hall is matchless in architecture and acts as a museum that holds several objects linked to the palace as well as quite a few Buddha images.
Things to keep in mind
The Grand Palace in which the Wat Phra Kaew is established is thought to be a holy place by the locals. Accordingly, it is important to dress suitably. If you are accommodated perchance at Bangkok resorts, let’s assume it is Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, do step in to admire the ornate beauty of the palace.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+