Thai capital of Bangkok has been a hub for tourists all along. Even though now a buzzing vibrant cosmopolitan city, Bangkok still has its fair share of culture and history. One of the key attractions in the city is the Grand Palace. If you are a first time visitor to Bangkok a visit to the Grand Palace is considered a must do. The palace was constructed in 1782 and remained the official residence of the Thai king for 150 years. Considered as one of the main dazzling landmarks of Bangkok the palace no doubt attracts thousands of visitors.
Being a visitor one of the primary concerns is accommodation in a foreign city, There are plenty of options available around the palace. If you a looking for a Bangkok serviced apartment to rent out during your stay there are quite a few around the palace itself with one being highly recommended for its location, and that is the Somerset Lake Point Bangkok.
The palace also remained as the administrative seat of the government while it served as the official residence of the king. The intricate details of the palace are a true example of the Thai craftsmanship. However, today the complex is considered the spiritual heart of the Thai kingdom. The complex is also home various other attractions within itself , one of it being the most revered emerald Buddha which is vested in Wat Phra Kaew. The palace layout is very much similar to those of the other Thai kingdoms. The entrance and the outer courts were where most government departments functioned from. The central court was where the king resided and most of the state business matters were conducted. The royal reception hall is still put into use at special ceremonial occasions such as the coronation due to its grandeur.
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