The status of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand is equivalent to the Forbidden City in China. It is divided into two parts: The Imperial Palace and the Jade Buddha Temple. Only half of the Grand Palace is open to tourists, and the other half is the place where the royals receive foreign guests to stay, so the part that can be visited is not very large. There are so many tourists every day here. In the Grand Palace, you can’t wear sleeveless tops, shorts and short skirts, so please pay attention to it before you make your visit there.
The Grand Palace not only brings together all the essence of traditional Thai architecture, but also a true portrayal of Thailand’s development from ancient times to modern times. Among them, the Chakri Maha Prasat Hall is a masterpiece of “Thailand and western Combination”. The main body of the palace is the typical European style, but the roof and inside details are traditional Thai architectural styles. The combination of the two is not abrupt and looks modern and traditional. The Grand Palace complex is not open to the public and visitors can only visit outside the building.
The Grand Palace is really very famous all over the world. It’s just too hot to go there in the summer. And you can see tourists here and there inside the scenic spot. But as a landmark in Bangkok, you have to take a look there. Everyone should remember to apply sunscreen and bring more water.
There is also a very lively street behind the Grand Palace. You can buy snacks all the way to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It is not far away. There is also a very good souvenir shop on the road, which is called Siam Exotique, and it has a lot of goods, various elephant ornaments, handicrafts, and they are featuring great workmanship. In addition to the items mentioned above, there are also a lot of beautiful hole dance masks, all kinds of porcelain, and it feels like a museum which is full of exhibits.