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This is Thailand's most venerated and glittering sight, the Grand Palace, which is home to the country's most visited temple, Wat Phra Kaew, more commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.... Read More
This is Thailand's most venerated and glittering sight, the Grand Palace, which is home to the country's most visited temple, Wat Phra Kaew, more commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Built by King Rama I, it is the most revered spot in Thailand, and packed with merit making locals on weekends. Make sure not to miss the Emerald Buddha. It may only be 31 inches tall, but it is the most worshipped statue in the country. You can buy joss sticks, candles, and gold leaves if you wish to join the pilgrims in the temple making their offerings. Proper attire is required, appropriate attire is required, no singlets, shorts, skirts, sandals, or revealing clothing of any nature is allowed,although if you forget there are sarongs available for use.
Sana Chai Rd
- Daily 8:30am-3:30pm
- Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums, Historic Sites: "Beware of tuk tuk drivers or local con men, often dressed in official-looking clothes, who will try to convince you that the palace is closed and that you need to buy tickets from them. Just go straight to the entrance and purchase a ticket inside."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The country's most venerated sight is also its prime attraction and a must see.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: For Thailand's most venerated attraction that the whole family will love, the Grand Palace is the best.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: The Grand Palace contains Thailand's most stunning architecture and is the most historically significant site in the country, not to be missed.