Thursday Travel: The Grand Palace (Thailand)

The Grand Palace was the first sightseeing tour we had in Bangkok.

The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.

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The palace complex has a combined area of 218,400 square metres (2,351,000 sq ft), is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and surrounded by four walls. It is made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards.

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The architecture and colors are beautiful and details of each building are just remarkable.

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The peak tourist season in BKK begins in November and ends at the end of January. This year the peak time lasted until the first week of February due to the heavy tourists from China for Chinese New Year holidays.

Most group or private tours during this time of the year start as early as 7 am to avoid the city traffic and the afternoon heat. The Grand Palace certainly is the most popular place in BKK.

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Thank you for visiting!

38 thoughts on “Thursday Travel: The Grand Palace (Thailand)

  1. Wow! There is a lot of intricate details. Knowing how much dust collects on the palace at the Red Dog Estate, I can not fathom how many hours each week go into keeping all the details clean and bright. ☺️

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    • I haven’t thought about keeping these details clean. You’re right, Pit, they are sparkling clean. One thing I noticed was that it was spotless clean everywhere in the city, including the train stations, parks, public facilities, sidewalk, countryside…. I was motivated to do a major cleaning work for our house after we came back BKK. 🙂

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  3. The details are astonishing and I have a lot of trouble even fathoming what it must have felt like to be present there. Is that gold on some of the buildings, Amy? It sure looks it. And another thing that kept hitting me is the absolute pristine order and cleanliness everywhere. My goodness! The number of people to take care of the upkeep must be in the thousands. Amazing pics! ❤

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    • I was told it’s copper. The cleanliness
      is everywhere, we were amazed the entire time! They do try to keep up with it, but over they respect the environment…Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂

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    • This was first time visiting BKK. I was amazed with their architecture in the city, especially the palace. The night scene of was even more amazing.
      Thank you so much, Gabe for visiting and taking time to comment!

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    • Thank you for visiting and commenting, Terry! I clicked your gravatar, but it showed “… no longer available”. I then did a google search, I couldn’t find you blog site. So sorry about that.

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