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The Grand Palace:
Every visitor to Bangkok should see the magnificent buildings within the Grand Palace compound to get a feeling of the grandeur architectural style.
Since the founding of Bangkok as the Nation’s capital by King Rama I, The Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. In the present time, The Royal Family resides at Chitralada Palace while The Grand Palace is used for ceremonial purposes.
Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat, built in 1877 by King Rama V as his Royal Residence, is the most highly recognized architectural landmark of the Nation. The central Throne Hall, which was formerly used for the reception of foreign envoys, is flanked by reception areas decorated with galleries of portraiture. The central room on the second floor is used as a shrine for the reliquary ashes of Kings Rama IV, Rama V, Rama VI, Rama VII and Rama VIII.
The Siwalai Gardens, where the office of The Royal Household Bureau is located, were used for receptions as well as a recreation area for the royal women and children.
Maha Monthien Prasat houses The Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai where ceremonies of the Court usually take place in front of the throne surmounted by its canopy of nine tiers of white cloth.
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Hours of operation
Available daily, except during special Royal Ceremonies, from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Dress Code: Visitors are required to dress appropriately. Thus the following dress - code (applicable to both ladies and gentlemen) is requested:
Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, as well as tights cannot be worn as outer garments.
See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers cannot be worn.
Sleeveless shirts or vests cannot be worn as outer garments.
Sandals (without ankle or heel straps) cannot be worn.
All shirt sleeves, whether long or short, cannot be rolled up.
Sweat shirts and sweat pants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers cannot be worn.
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