Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bangkok, Thailand - Day Events: Grand Palace

Like every city in Thailand, there are definitely sights to see during the day, and a completely different list of venues for the evening. The next few posts will cover day events for Bangkok.

Grand Palace
During the day, I would recommend visiting the Grand Palace. The Palace dates back to 1782, and was constructed during the reign of Rama I. From the 18th to the mid-20th Century, the Palace served as the official residence for the King. The Palace is surrounded by tall walls and canals in order to protect the royal family.

Grand Palace

Cost for entrance is 700 baht per person and it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Don't be surprised if you are hassled by kids before you enter the Palace. This is a huge tourist site, which also means masses of little solicitors.


amitb said...

Yeah, those kids keep trying to sell you postcards and parchments with paintings on them. When you buy a few from one, another one comes along and offers you twice as many for half price!!

Anonymous said...

That's pretty...and wow, very old! I'd feel awkward with the kids trying to sell you stuff...but it's like going to a concert, as soon as you get out, you've got tons of people in the parking lot trying to sell you stuff

Ming the Merciless said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

The architecture there is so distinct and rarely seen outside of the Southeast Asian continent.

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