Grand Palace

Grand Palace is a Bangkok landmark which was built in 1782 and served as the residence of the current Chakri dynasty. The highlights include the Chakri Mahaprasat hall, nicknamed the “Westerner with the Thai hat” because of the combination of it’s western style architecture and Thai roof, the Dusit Mahaprasat Hall, which is a model for Thai royal architecture, and the Wat Phra Kaew.

The Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว), better known as the temple of the Emerald Buddha, was built as a royal temple in 1782. The most important building in the temple grounds is the ordination hall, or ubosot, which houses the Emerald Buddha, Thailand most revered religious icon.

Photos from Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha) – Bangkok