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The Grand Palace

Der große Palast, The Great Palace, Bangkok
The Grand Palace

One of the most important sights of Bangkok is the Grand Palace. It was the official Bangkok residence of the kings of Siam (present-day Thailand) from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century. It was only in 1946 after the death of King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) that the palace was moved to the Chitralada Residence of Dusit Palace.

The Grand Palace | Residence of the kings of Siam

On May 6, 1782, the cornerstone of the palace was laid. Architecturally, the Grand Palace is very similar to the royal palace of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya that was destroyed by the Burmese. Because it was modeled on the old royal palace in Ayutthaya. After completion, the palace served as the residence of the king and the administrative seat of the government for over 150 years. With its magnificent buildings, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the many decorative gold ornaments, it is still one of Bangkok’s most important sights. A true blaze of color awaits visitors.

Grand Palace layout

The facility consists of four sections.

  • Outer courtyard,
  • the Central Court,
  • the inner courtyard and
  • the Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

The complex includes more than 100 different buildings on an area of ​​over 2.6 km².

Visitor numbers

There are no figures for this. The Royal Palace is one of the most visited places in Bangkok.


Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Opening hours

daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m



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