Remembered as a magnificent palace with rich cultural architectural design, Bangkok’s Grand Palace is probably the most visited landmark in Thailand with an area coverage of 218,400 square meters. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 during the throne reign of King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty and this palace served as a royal residence until 1925, which is 143 years.
Besides those beautiful mythical sculptures within the Grand Palace’s premises, the key attraction of the Grand Palace is the 66 centimeters Emerald Buddha, which is carved out from a piece of jade meticulously and house in the Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of The Emerald Buddha. The Emerald Buddha is considered as a sacred religious object, hence visitors’ dress codes must be strictly followed to give the utmost respect to the culture and religion. In fact, no one is allowed to get close to the Emerald Buddha, except for the King and Crowned Prince.
In this photography of Grand Palace in Bangkok, I am using my Sony DSLR A350 with Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. The Grand Palace is a great place for photographers to test out their wide angle lenses.
From afar, the first photograph I got is the view of the Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This temple has the distinct architecture of Thailand.
Stepping into the doorway of the Grand Palace.
On the left of the below photograph is the entrance to Wat Phra Kaew, while on the right is a capturing of the hot mid-day sun with the silhouette of a Yaksha guardian or Thotsakhirithon.
Here are the murals of the Ramayana, the ancient story of good triumph over evil.
Below is a photograph of The Royal Pantheon on the left, while on the right is the Monkey and Demon Guards of the Golden Chedi.
Glittering gold design of the Wat Phra Kaew. Beautiful!
Here are the photographs of a mini structure of the ancient civilization.
The Chakri Maha Prasat Hall, a building which is completed in 1882 with both Thai and British architecture design.
Built in 1785 during the reign of King Ramal, the Amarindra Winitchai Hall Audience Hall was used for important events. This building has an oriental Chinese design touch.
Believe or not, there are 112 golden Garudas sculptures and each of them is holding a serpent named Naga.
This is the Aphorn Phimok Prasat Pavilion & Dusit Maha Prasat built in 1790 by King Ramal I. This architecture is the least altered and has the most elegant building design.
Here is Danbo, traveling in Bangkok’s Grand Palace!
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a simply stunning, beautiful and majestic tourist attraction in Bangkok. To know about the Thailand’s culture, history and art, the Grand Palace is a must-go attraction in Bangkok to complete up your travel itinerary. You can spend about two to three hours in this attraction, but do take note of the hot mid-day sun and do wear comfortable shoes as there are alot of walking in this palace. Have fun phototaking!
Address of my visit
The Grand Palace
Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Daily: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Telephone: (66) 2623 5500 ext. 3100