Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple
Situated within the same compound walls in the heart of the city, these two venues are the most frequented by foreign travelers native residents alike. The Grand Palace, besides being famous for the uniquely impressive buildings it comprises, is also the site chosen by the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, King Rama 1 (1782-1809), to build his residence. Just outside the Wat Phra Kaew complex is Lak Muang, the city’s sacred boundary stone. Inside the complex is the most beautiful and important temple in Thailand. It’s here the visitors can see, carved from a single block of jasper, the highly revered Buddha image of Phra Kaew M0rakot.
||Daily from Bangkok Hotels
|Transfer from/to hotel included
||Meeting at Hotel lobby.
||Visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the official name of Wat Phra Kaew, the royal monastery situated on the east side of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It houses the Buddha statue of Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakorn (Emerald Buddha) and is the place where significant religious ceremonies are conducted. The construction of the temple was completed in 1784 and there have been constant renovations during every reign from King Rama I to IX. The interior of the Ubosoth and the entire compound walls are decorated with mural paintings. Apart from these, other highlights within the temple include the Royal Pantheon, Phra Si Ratana Chedi, the model of Angor Wat, etc.
Visit The Grand Palace, began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, the founder of Chakri Dynasty, to become a royal residence, and it has been the utmost architectural symbol of Thailand ever since. The Grand Palace served as a significant royal residence but is now used for ceremonial purposes only. The Grand Palace is divided into three main zones: The Outer Court, home to royal offices, public buildings and the Temple of Emerald Buddha; the Middle Court, where is the most important residential and state buildings are; and the Inner Court, which is exclusively reserved for the king, his queen and his consorts.
||City-sightseeing tour along Ratchadamnoen Rd.(The Royal’s Way). En route you can see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings, including the City Pillar Shrine, National Museum, Democracy Monument, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium, Anantasamakhom Palace, and Chitlada Palace King’s Residence.
Arrive the hotel.