The Grand Palace & Wat Phrakaew is really hard to place in to words. Not because there’s nothing to write about but because it was beyond magnificent and my brain is slowly trying to absorb all the rich history beyond the gleaming architectures of the place. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok was my host and I’m thankful that this was on my itinerary to visit.
This place was my first introduction to Thailand’s monarchy. I was enamored with stories of their current king, King Bhumibol who is so loved and respected in this country. So much so that I decided to re-watch Anna & The King once again that made me fall in love with Thailand even more.
Wat Phrakaew ( Temple of Emerald Buddha) is the most sacred temple in Thailand built in the late 17th century. It cost about 500 Baht (about $15) for tourist to enter (free for locals) and there are rules to remember when visiting. Your shoulders and legs must be covered, and remember to wear shoes that you can easily take off and on since no shoes are allowed in the temples. Adjoining the temples is the former residence of the King, the Grand Palace. The King still to this day makes use of the Grand Palace for ceremonial functions.
Check out the video and pictures below and make sure to also read my other Thailand posts:
- Bangkok: The Grand Palace & Wat Phrakaew [with video]- Temple of the Emerald Budhha in Thailand
- Bangkok: Train & Floating Markets in Thailand [with video]
- Bangkok: The Reclining Buddha in Thailand – coming soon
- Phuket: Must Do Activities! [with video]
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