A visit to Bangkok would be incomplete without exploring the magnificent Grand Palace, the city’s most prominent landmark.
The Grand Palace was built in 1782. For about 150 years it housed the residence of the Thai King, the government’s administrative seat and the Royal court.
Grand in every sense of the word, the Grand Palace amazes people due to its magnificent architecture and intricate designs. Apart from being the country’s most notable landmark, it also mirrors the creativity and craftsmanship of the Thai people.
Shangri La Hotel, Bangkok, is situated close by to the Grand Palace, providing easy access to guests staying at the hotel.
River and Canal Tour
A variety of tours in long-tail or other boats can be arranged for visitors to travel on the river and canals.
Visits usually include a stop at the impressive Temple of Dawn and the Royal Barge Museum. The tour then continues along the canal to see charming wooden homes built on stilts along the river.
The largest golden teak building in the world, this formerly served as one of King Chulalongkorn's Palaces.
The building is located in a lovely garden setting. Regular daily tours are offered of this impressive building which houses an interesting collection of royal memorabilia.