Thailand is alwaysone of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. It is not only famous for pagodas but also for palaces with unique architecture.
The most famous palaces in Thailand attract tourists thanks to their unique architecture and epic stories. These Thai tourist destinations prove that the country has not only rich cuisine, golden pagodas or beautiful beaches, but also magnificent royal places that you should not miss.
The Thai Royal Palace is located in the heart of Bangkok so it is known and visited by many tourists. This place is always the pride of the Thai people. Owning a large area, with a campus of 2 km2, it includes 3 areas: the Royal office, the temples built in 1772 and the Royal Palace.
Inside the palace are small palaces, most notably Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. This small palace is surrounded by gold leaves imported from Italy, around the tower is the mascot of Thailand: the elephants. In addition, the Jade Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaeo) is also a famous place in the Grand Palace. The temple was built in 1785, including 100 high buildings with typical Buddhist architectural style.
Inside the Grand Palace, there is also a Buddha image made from elaborate jade. It is also often chosen as the venue for many important events of the country of the Golden Temple.
Address: Na Phra Lan Road is close to Mi Nam living in Bangkok
Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 4 PM daily
If you've traveled to Thailand, you can't miss the Vimanmek Mansion summer palace. It was built from the time of King Rama V in 1901. Although located on the outskirts of Thailand, this famous palace in Thailand is still known by many tourists.
Vimanmek Mansion consists of 3 floors with 81 rooms made of yellow teak so the whole palace is very cool. Ben in the palace often displays antique items such as the throne of the king, Buddha statues of gold and also sophisticated sculptures, photos of the queen and the king ...
Although it is smaller than the Grand Palace, the summer palace still impresses visitors because of its cool space, no need to walk too much to explore every corner.
Address: Behind the Thai Parliament building
Opening time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Chitralada Palace is home to King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit. It is a unique combination of Western and Eastern architectural styles. Dressed in a luxurious appearance and completely different from the most famous palaces in Thailand. This place has created a different and special charisma.
Inside the palace displays many beautiful green jade Buddha images because in the past the king believed that the Buddha image would bring good luck to his family. The palace is not too large, like a royal palace. At the end of the day, Chitralada palace also attracts visitors by Thai cultural performances. Wear discreet outfits, avoid skirts when visiting here.
Address: Royal Square, Dusit Palace, Thailand
Opening time: 9:30 AM - 4 PM daily (except Monday)
Suan Pakkad Palace was built in 1952, where Prince Chumbhot Bongse Paribatra once lived with his wife, Pantip Paribatra. Suan Pakkad Palace is also known as the Cabbage Palace, because it is surrounded by lots of cabbage. Suan Pakkad Palace has 8 floors, made of wood, looking very luxurious and modern.
The entire interior is kept intact as before. The furniture is carefully selected, detailed and meticulous, including imported items from abroad. Most prominent is probably the throne designed exquisitely dragon. The surrounding space is planted with many green trees so it feels very comfortable and airy.
Address: Phetchaburi Road, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Opening time: 9 AM to 4 PM daily
Ananta Samakhom Palace is one of the most sumptuous palaces in Thailand. The architecture here is a combination of Italian and Thai Renaissance styles. All walls and details use high quality marble.
Ananta Samakhom consists of 3 floors, the 2nd floor of the palace is where the ancient throne of the king and the upper part of the palace's dome are sculpted with a beautiful ancient picture. Ananta Samakhom Palace was frequently chosen as the venue for important royal ceremonies. At present, Ananta Samakhom Palace is the place to welcome heads of state and national meetings.
Address: 71 Uthong Nai Alley, Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand
Opening time: 8 AM to 5 PM daily
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