The Grand Palace
Located at the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace was once a residence of the royalties of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, it serves as a location for the King’s royal ceremonies and state affairs.
The Grand Palace – one of the most historical sites in Bangkok – is divided into two major zones: the royal residence and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Inside the royal residence, one can find important offices of the King, and locations of important religious and royal ceremonies. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a section not to miss – inside, you’ll find artefacts, paintings, and beautiful structures and pagodas representing the fascinating Buddhism in Thailand.
The Grand Palace is located in the Rattanakosin Area, Bangkok.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 8:30 to 17:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to The Grand Palace is USD 15.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bangkok via Thai Airways or AirAsia.
- Board the BTS (Silom Line) to Saphan Taksin Station.
- Board a boat to Ta Chang Pier.
- Walk the rest of the way to the Grand Palace.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
Spend at least two hours exploring this attraction.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Grand Palace is always full of people. If you want to take great photos, visit at the earliest time possible – around 8:00.
Inn a Day, Khana Khazana, Home Cafe Tha Tien, and Salathip are some of the dining spots offering both local and Western dishes.
- Temple of Reclining Buddha
- Temple of Emerald Buddha
The Greenery Hotel, Sleep Whale Express, JP Mansion Melody Bar, City Hotel, and the Malika Hotel offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 18 to USD 70.