We arrived in Bangkok Thailand from Siem Reap in Cambodia via plane. We arrived by plane and got a 30-day tourist visa instead of a 16-day visa going by land. And then we visited the Royal Palace Bangkok.

Royal Palace’s opening hours are usually open every day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, unless it’s being used for a state function. With an entrance fee of 500 Baht.

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Grand Palace Statue

Also, important to note there is a strict dress code for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand’s most sacred site.

Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves — no tank tops.

If you’re wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet).

Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. Security is very high around the palace, so ID is required.

Phra Mondop Library Grand Palace Thailand

The Grand Palace is a complex of several impressive buildings built in 1782 in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

These buildings served as residences to Thai kings and their families since 1782 and used to house government departments under the direct control of the King.

At present it is no longer home to the Thai royal family, the Grand Palace is still used for many ceremonial occasions.

Golden Chedi of Wat Phra Kaew

Also found inside the Grand Palace complex is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew houses the 14th century Phra Kaew Morakot also known as the Emerald Buddha. Picture-taking is not allowed inside the temple.

Emerald Buddha Temple Bangkok

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a sacred place and visitors are expected to dress appropriately. Shoes are not allowed inside the temple but so are bare feet, so remember to wear socks.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand is certainly a beautiful place to visit.

As a popular tourist location so beware of touts working outside the palace area who tell you it’s closed and suggest their own guided tour instead.

Grand Palace Statue

Wrapping Up

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on my visit to the Grand Palace in Bangkok has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there are any more places to visit in Thailand.