Royal Grand Palace

The Royal Grand Palace is a popular Bangkok attraction. Construction of the palace began in 1782 and was completed in time for the coronation of King Rama I, and opened in 1785 to signify the end of the Burmese invasion of Thailand. The palace itself is made up of a complex array of smaller buildings, most notably the Wat Mahatat (the Palace Temple) and the Wat Phra Keow (the Royal Chapel), which houses the famous Emerald Buddha sculpted from a single piece of jade, one of the most revered objects in Thailand.

Address: Na Phralan Road, Phra Nakhon

Website: www.palaces.thai.net

Telephone: (0)2 623 5500

Opening times: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm.

Admission: THB 300 (adults); children free.