|The Grand Palace
The past residence of the Kings of Thailand of the current dynasty, the Grand Palace is
a must-see for visitors with and interest in history and architecture. Constructed in
1982 with a mixture of traditional Thai and European styles, the Grand Palace reflects
Thai history and culture with religious ornaments and statues filling the grounds and
beautiful mosaics and spires made of gold.
Location: Thanon Na Phra Lan, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: Every day 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.
Main Features: Galleries, royal Thai decoration and coin pavilion, temple of the Emerald Buddha, giant demon statues
Ticket Price: THB 400 per person, tickets sould until 3.30 pm.
Contact Details: 02 623-5500 ext1124, 3100
Before you Go: The grand Palace has the same dress code as a sacred temple.
Men are required to wear long trousers, long-sleeved shirts and shoes white women should
wear long skirts. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be asked
to rent some clothing.
|Wat Arun Temple
Wat Arun, otherwise known as the Temple of the Dawn, is located near the
Chao Phraya River which is known as the River of Kings. War Arun is a traditional site
consisting of a Khmer style tower of 79 metres high with ceramic ties and pleces of
colourful porcelain. This tower is surrounding by 4 smaller towers with statues of
Phra Phai (the God of the Wind) with mythical giants at the temples entrance. Before the establishment
of Wat Arun, there was another Buddhist temple called Wat Makok.
Existing since the Ayutthaya Kingdom.
Location: 158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600
Opening Hours: Every day 8.00 am 5.30pm
Main Features: The view of the temple during sunset, the chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise
Ticket Price: THB 50per person,free for thai citizens
Before you go: Wat Pho has a dress code of a sacred temple: men are required to
wear long trousers, long-sleeved shirts and shoes while women should wear long skirts.
If you are not dressed approprlately. You will be asked to rent some clothing.
If you wish to take some photographs, consider the timing of your visit for the sight of Wat Arun
from the east side of the Chao Phraya River during sunset is breathtaking with silhouettes
created by the temple’s spires.
You can also view this temple from a distance at the Chao Phraya Princess Dinner
cruise where you can take in a variety of beautiful sites while enjoying a delicious meal.