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Grand Palace

Na Phra Lan Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand

Located on the Chao Phraya River, the gold-spired Grand Palace is one of Thailand’s most important sacred sites. The complex, built in 1782, served as the home of Thai kings for 150 years. The palace is divided into three primary sections: the Outer Court, which serves as the visitor entrance today; the Center Court, which was home to the king; and the Inner Court, which served as the home to the king’s consorts and daughters. One of the complex’s most important features is Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, located near the Outer Court.

Insider Tip:

Given the sacred nature of the site, visitors are expected to adhere to a strict dress code. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves, and women are not allowed to expose their shoulders. Bare feet are not permitted.

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