August 3, 2015 5:05 pm

The Grand Palace Of Thailand


Thailand is a home for arts, science and green ecosystem. The land of flying colors holds the award for the best tourist city. This land is filled with ancient tradition, which makes the country a great place. The rituals and holistic history of Thailand binds the people into one. The Kings Of Siam, the late monarchy formed as Thailand.

The Grand Palace is located in the heart of Thailand- at the capital city Bangkok, the 4th of Most Popular Cities 2015 for Travelers. The Grand Palace was built by King Rama I, Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke of Chakri Dynasty, its construction began on May 6, 1782, when he moved the ancient capital from Thonburi. Initially they began construction with the woods. Due to the shortage of materials, Rama I instructed his personnel to get the bricks from Ayutthaya Kingdom the former capital of Thailand, so that they can reuse. Ayutthaya Kingdom was destroyed in 1767 during a war between Burma and Siam and left out sculptures, palaces, temples with unmatched construction. The Grand palace structures itself are inspired by the Ayutthaya Kingdom.

As the years past by, many buildings came up in the Grand Palace, like Temple Of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), courtyard etc. The Buddha sculpture is a carving from 15th century and placed on the altar of gold, the garment of Buddha is changed three times a year – on summer, winter and rainy seasons. This ritual is carried out by the king.


Since its founded in 1782 by King Rama I, Grand Palace had been the residence for the kings, monarch, and also the seat of government. Until 1925, the kings residence had been shifted to Chitralada Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for public or official events. The Grand Palace covers the area of 218,400 square meters and it is located on the banks of Chao Phraya River. The Grand Palace and many monuments in Thailand are associated with Indian Fine Arts. The whole of Grand Palace consists of 35 structures with the defensive walls encapsulating the Grand Palace, the defensive walls are constructed during the reign of king Rama I.


The Grand Palace offers visual treat to the people with its carved sculptures and architectures. The buildings, temples, courtyards, garden etc has enlightens people warmingly. Every piece of information depict by the history about the Grand Palace envisions knowledge and acts as a guide for the people throughout their life. It creates everlasting memories and the sacred thoughts. The liveliness of the place makes it as distinct and cherish able for ages. The Grand Palace is open every day from 08:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except when there is a state function. Strict dress codes are maintained and there are also dresses available on deposit.