If there is one must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok, Thailand would be complete without, it is the luminous, spectacular Grand Palace. It is known as symbol of Kings.

In the past, Grand Palace is used to be a residence of the Thai Monarch, but now it is the main tourist spot and the holy place used y king only for certain ceremonial occasins. Within the palace has seveal impressive buildings including Wat Pra Kaew(Temple of the Emerald Buddha) which is the temple’s primary attraction. This place contains the small very famous and greatly revered Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. The robes on the Buddha are changed with the season by the king of Thailand, and formed an important ritual in the Buddhist calendar.

Moreover, there are many beautiful architectures and craftsmanships. For example, Buddhist murals was painted along the wall of the temple, it tells us about the Ramayana epic in its entirety. There are also two big mythical Giants which guard the gate of balcony in Wat Pra Kaew.

In the night time, the shiny gold temple will be exquisite and luminous in this area.

GOOD TO KNOW:  the temple is sacred place, and must dress appropriately, no shorts, slippers, sandals, or revealing tops. Otherwise, you simply won’t be allowed in.

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