Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

A palace and temple that are among the most visited sites in Thailand.

The exterior of the Grand Palace in Bangkok

We hate to state the obvious, but if you're in Bangkok, you have to visit the Grand Palace. We don't care that travelers flock here. If you arrive early in the morning when the palace opens, you can have it — for a little while — to yourself. This centuries-old complex no longer houses the royal family, but it is still used for coronations, weddings and state events.

Make sure to visit the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, and if you have time during your flight, read Anna and the King of Siam. Anna of the title served as a governess here, and the book gives you an idea of life during royal times.

Photo by Andy Marchand

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Na Phra Lan Rd. 10200 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand


+66 2623 5500 ext.3100 Attraction’s Website

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