Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Planning to visit Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew? See our information below!


The complex is one of the oldest in the city, having been built in 1782, making it one of the most important historical attractions in Bangkok. The Royal Palace was the former residence of the king. Nowadays, the palace is only used for ceremonies and ceremonies on public holidays. On the grounds of the Grand Palace, be enchanted by the gold-framed roofs, huge elephant statues and beautiful garden. 

The Grand Palace grounds are also home to the Wat Phra Kaew temple, which is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. The Wat Phra Kaew, consists of countless precious stones and mosaic tiles, which makes the temple look beautiful. The golden decorations and beautiful statues are a treat for your camera.

Before you plan to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, make sure your shoulders and knees are well covered. Otherwise, you will not enter the grounds!

Opening hours:

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are open every day of the year from 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM.

Photographer: Sung Shin by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips you should know before visiting Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew!

  • Go as early as possible to get slightly ahead of the heat and crowds. In the middle of the day, it is really crowded and you would rather not be here.
  • Watch out for possible scammers outside the palace, you only pay the entrance fee if you actually go inside. So don’t be fooled otherwise.
Photographer: Lars Meijer


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