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Thailand: Great Palace

The Grand Palace is the royal palace complex located in the heart of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The palace has been officially home to the Kingdom of Siam since 1782. The famous Wat Phra Kaew temple is also located within the Grand Palace complex.

Undoubtedly, the Grand Palace, the Grand Palace, with its dazzling beauty and architecture is one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Bangkok. Before visiting Grand Palace, I saw Bangkok, I know Thai culture and architecture. The history of the magnificent and dazzling palace goes back to 1782. After the Burmese attacks, with the collapse of the city of Ayutthaya, he moved to Thonburi on the other side of the capital Chao Phraya River. In 1782, the construction of the Grand Palace started when the capital was decided to move to Bangkok during the reign of King I of Siam. The place, which was originally composed of only a few Palace buildings, has an area of ​​218 thousand 400 square meters with many buildings and temples added later, and consists of more than a hundred buildings and temples. The complex, which is one of the most visited museums today, consists of three sections as the outer, central and inner palace.

The Outer Palace formerly hosted government units such as the civil administration, army and treasury, where the King was directly involved. In one corner of this outer courtyard is Wat Phra Kaew, where the small, small but very famous Emerald Buddha (Statue of the Emerald Buddha) dates back to the 14th century. Also known as Temple of the Emerald Buddha, it is one of the most respected holy temples in Thailand. Let me remind you that photographing is prohibited.

The Central Palace, which is the largest and the most important place, has the residence of the King and the halls used in the conduct of state affairs. Although only two of the throne halls are open to the public, the details on the front of these impressive structures are the product of a fine art.

The Inner Palace was used as the place where the King’s wives and daughters lived. Until adolescence, boys and women remained in this department. Today, interior spaces remain closed to visitors.

The dress code to be followed during the Grand Palace visit is very strict. Clothing that will cover feet, legs and arms must be worn. Men have to wear long pants and even long-sleeved T-shirts. Women, on the other hand, should wear a blouse and a skirt or pants that stretches to the knee. Visits with open shoulders that show inside are not allowed. Those who do not have suitable clothing are directed to the clothing section at the entrance. When the clothes that are rented from 200 Baht are returned from here, the money is refunded.

Shoes covering the feet are recommended. Visits with sandals may not be allowed. Although I was in sandals, they had allowed me. Those with sandals are recommended to take socks with them. It should also be remembered that shoes must be removed when entering the temples.

The Grand Palace is open from 08:30 to 16:30 in the morning. Tickets are sold until 15:30. Visiting the palace complex requires at least 3 hours. It should also not listen to the opportunists who try to direct you to shopping by saying that the palace is closed at the entrance.

Undoubtedly the dazzling Grand Palace is one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Bangkok. I guess I saw Bangkok without visiting the Grand Palace, I understand Thai culture, I guess. The Grand Palace, which has hosted the Thai King and his family for more than 150 years and carries the best examples of Traditional Thai Architecture, consists of more than a hundred buildings and temples.

One of the most impressive places in Bangkok, the Grand Palace was used as the royal residence of Thailand until 1925. The palace, which is surrounded by four walls of 1,900 meters in length, includes the state residence, very impressive buildings and temples, as well as the royal residence.The palace is now used in important rituals in the Buddhist calendar, as well as the Royal Thai funerals and weddings. The palace, which is partially open to the public as a museum today, still has some buildings used as royal offices.After the Burmese attacks, with the collapse of Ayutthaya, he moved to Thonburi on the other side of the capital Chao Phraya River. In 1782, the construction of the Grand Palace started when the capital was decided to move to Bangkok during the reign of King I of Siam. The place, which was originally composed of only a few palace buildings, expanded with many buildings and temples added later and reached an area of 218,400 square meters today.

The complex, which is one of the most visited museums in Bangkok, consists of 3 sections, namely the outer, central and inner palace.

The Outer Palace formerly hosted government units such as the civil administration, army, and treasury, where the King was directly involved. In one corner of this outer courtyard is Wat Phra Kaew, where the small, small but very famous Emerald Buddha (Statue of the Emerald Buddha) dates back to the 14th century.

Also known as Temple of the Emerald Buddha, it is one of the most respected holy temples in Thailand. Let me remind you that photographing is prohibited.

The Central Palace, which is the largest and most important place, has the residence of the King and the halls used in the conduct of state affairs. Although only two of the throne halls are open to the public, the details on the front of these impressive structures are the product of a fine art.

The Inner Palace was used as the place where the King’s wives and daughters lived. Until adolescence, boys and women remained in this department. Today, interior spaces remain closed to visitors.

The dress code to be followed during the Grand Palace visit is very strict. Clothing that will cover feet, legs and arms must be worn. Men have to wear long pants and even long-sleeved T-shirts.

Women have to wear a blouse and a skirt or pants that stretches down to the knee. Visits with open shoulders that show inside are not allowed. Those who do not have suitable clothing are directed to the clothing section at the entrance. When the clothes that are rented from 200 Baht are returned from here, the money is refunded.Shoes covering the feet are recommended. Visits with sandals may not be allowed. Although I was in sandals, they had allowed me. Those with sandals are recommended to take socks with them. It should also be remembered that shoes must be removed when entering the temples.

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