Located in Thailand, South East Asia, the Grand Palace is one of the most splendid places on Earth. People all over the world come here to see this spectacular palace which was built in 1782. The purpose of building it was to make Bangkok the capital of Thailand. It was not until the early 20th century that the Grand Palace was the home and the court of the king. Nowadays, the complex still represents the seat of religious power in Thailand kingdom and the spiritual heart of it.
The palace complex includes the Central Court , the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Outer Court. The Central Court was the place where the matters of state and businesses were taking place. The Outer Court was housing the civil administration in which the king was involved. The first one was having three halls from which only two were available to the public, from Monday to Friday. The kings daughters were living in the Inner Court – a small city not opened for public viewing, located behind the Central one.
What other attractions can you see within the Grand Palace? Well, there are a few parts of the complex you may be interested in: the Grand Palace Hall which is a reception room, the Amarinda Hall nowadays used for different formal occasions and rituals, which will amaze you with its outstanding interiors, the Dusit Hall used in the past for the crowning ceremony, the Boromabiman Hall where the king used to hold every year a party in the garden.
The palace is huge and it has a lot of things to look at. It is enough to visit it just once so as to come back again. If you hate overcrowded areas, you must come here in the morning. The easiest way to get to the Grand Palace is to take a boat. It is a wonderful experience that will change your life. However, the visitors need to pay close attention to how they dress. So if you decide to go to Bangkok, do not forget to wear decent clothes to show some respect to the citizens. Yet, if you do not have the proper clothes, do not worry, they will provide you the adequate ones.
Whenever you want to go on an brilliant vacation, you really must take into consideration the Grand Palace. You do not have to know too much historical details, you will be impressed anyway.