The Grand Palace in Thailand is the most famous place in Bangkok and one that that is a must for all tourists who visit here. It is a large compound located near Sanam Luang in the very heart of the city which has undergone several repairs and renovations over the years to keep it in an almost immaculate condition.

The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha were built after King Rama I ascended the throne as the founder of the Chakri Dynasty on 6 April 1782. The Grand Palace consists of several buildings with different styles of architecture.

Wat Phra Kaeo is renowned as the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand and it houses Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the most highly revered Buddha image which has been carved from a single block of fine jade. Tours can easily be arranged with expert guides to allow you to get the very most out of your visit here.

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