The Grand Palace is a well known landmark in Bangkok and visiting Thailand as a tourist will not be complete without a visit to The Grand Palace. The palace comprises a number of buildings in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence for many generations of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782.
Note that there are many other attractions in this area such as The Temple of the Emerald Buddha as well as the Bangkok National Museum. There is also the Sanam Luang Park and the Siriraj Medical Museum and the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles at the Palace. The King Rama V Statue is also not far away. The king as well as his court and also the Royal government had been based on these grounds of the palace until 1925 when it was changed. The present monarch of Thailand being King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Palace however the Grand Palace is still used for official events in Thailand. The Grand Palace is not far from the InterContinental Bangkok Hotel.
The Grand Palace
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