EVERYONE that visits thailand and bangkok VISITS THE GRAND PALACE and emerald buddha
Somchai our local tour guide, was informing us on that the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha is a top Bangkok tour visitors to Bangkok.
When I arrived arrived outside the palace walls, I was confronted by a Tuk TuK driving informing me the Grand Palace is closed today! Clearly a scam for me to get into his Tuk Tuk and go but fake gems etc no problem I replied. I entered the large fort style gates you are quickly hit by the sheer size and popularity of what is Thailand’s most sacred site with many of temples, throne halls and Government residences.
As I enter it’s was quite crowded, hot, and tour groups are jostling for best position, all excited to enter the official residence of the Kings of Thailand..
Yes, we were clearly at Thailand most popular tourist attractions and a real introduction to Thai history and culture through the millennium.
The Grand Palace is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok main river, and is surrounded by four walls.
It’s divided into four main courts, separated by numerous walls and gates: The most important court houses the auspicious Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Everywhere you turn and in every courtyard, the beauty of the place amazes you and even takes your breath away. After my many times visiting the Grand Palace it seems to get better every time I go.
I even see some Monk walking around and they look so peaceful in this wonderful setting.
I noticed the worshipers lighting candles and incense sticks in a ritual which praying for good luck for themselves and others.