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Open daily except on national holidays, the 61 acre Royal Grand Palace and adjacent temple Wat Phra Kaew is the top tourist destination in Bangkok.

 

With scores of tour companies offering both morning and afternoon tour options you can easily get there. Taxi’s and tuk tuks are also an option.

 

The Grand Palace is used for ceremonial occasions, state receptions and for the presentation of ambassadors’ credentials. Only the two main audience halls are open for tourists.  Please note that certain buildings in the Palace complex are closed on weekends.

 

Within Wat Phra Kaew is the revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi. It is a 66 centermeter high miniature replica of the eight colored towers found in neighboring Cambodia’s Siam Reap Angkor Wat temple complex. The Emerald Buddha is made from nephrite, a type of jade.

 

Wat Phra Kaew  is Thailand’s most sacred temple and strict clothing attire is warranted. No shorts, thongs, t shirts, tank tops, short skirts or open toed shoes are allowed. Long pants are available for loan within an office at the entrance if required.

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