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Relive the glory days of the Thai kings at the Royal Palace


Jewels of Thai heritage, the Palace, and its Emerald Buddha immerse you in the splendours of the royal kingdom.

The Royal Palace is the most visited monument in Bangkok. It contains, within its two kilometres of walls, a real city built in the 18th century, with temples, dependencies, ministries, and even an old prison.

Despite the crowd, you can always find a quiet corner to fully appreciate the multitude of inlays and architectural details. The highlight is the Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which houses, under its roof of orange and green tiles, a 14th-century statue, one of the most revered of the country, fully adorned with precious stones.

If you come in March, July, or November, follow the edifying and lush changing of the statue's robe ceremony performed to amazing fanfare by the king himself.

Royal Palace
1 Na Phra Lan Road
Phra Nakhon

+66 (0)2 623 5500

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