The Grand Palace is a palace complex in Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The past couple of Kings have lived at the Dusit Palace but still, use the Grand Palace for royal ceremonies and state functions. Construction of the palace began in 1782, it contains various buildings that serve different purposes. The palace also has large lawns, pavilions and courtyards, which are all inside the four walls that are used as the border of the palace. The palace is one of the main tourist attractions of the city.
The closest train station to the palace is a 20-minute walk away at ‘Hua Lamphong’ station. The best way to get to the palace is by using the local bus network, the 25, 32, 47, 53, 82, 91 and 508 all stop at the palace.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace is open daily to the public, 08.30am-3.30pm. Entrance comes at a cost of 500Baht per person. The palace has a strict dress code and you will be refused entry if you do not meet the guidelines and will be directed to a booth where you can hire clothes that will allow you entry.