Royal Palace in Bangkok and Temple of the Emerald Buddha

In Bangkok and its suburbs, in fact, a lot of things can be seen and many things to do. I already wrote about ancient capital Sukhothai (6 hours from the city) and about our one-day Bangkok walk, and now about the only place where we managed to go before leaving for Moscow, about the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

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Royal Palace in Bangkok

This complex will be of interest primarily to thosewho have seen little in Thailand, or have not seen anything at all. A large number of typical Thai architecture in one place and the opportunity to quickly get acquainted with the culture of Thailand in a few hours. But after we had seen a dozen Buddhist temples, we were not very interested. That is, of course, everything is dazzlingly beautiful ... But we prefer quiet places.

Most inconvenience is huge.the number of excursions, such that you want to escape from the crowd. Perhaps our mistake was that we did not go there in the morning, but at the very height of the day (then I was there in the morning, all the same). Although perhaps this is only our attitude towards crowded sights. Because all travel agencies sites are full of messages, saying that you have to get there anyway.

The complex of the Royal Palace in Bangkok

The complex of the Royal Palace in Bangkok

There is always a lot of people

There is always a lot of people

Inside the royal palace

Inside the royal palace

Many get tired and sit rest

Many get tired and sit rest

Very beautiful trees

Very beautiful trees

Red roofs with gilded skates

Red roofs with gilded skates

Some walls are all in pictures.

Some walls are all in pictures.

Some walls are all in pictures.

Some walls are all in pictures.

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Everything glitters and shines

Everything glitters and shines

Painted corridors

Painted corridors

Let us pray to the cow

Let us pray to the cow

Inside the complex there is Angkor Wat in miniature

Inside the complex there is Angkor Wat in miniature

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

At the post

At the post

In the photo post

In the photo post

Workers all wash to shine

Workers all wash to shine

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Repair continues

Repair continues

Extravagant Thai

Extravagant Thai

Workers rest in hammocks

Workers rest in hammocks

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Royal Palace in Bangkok

Waste separation in Thailand

Waste separation in Thailand

Outside the palace wall

Outside the palace wall

Temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaew

By the way, Buddha himself couldn’t see insidesucceeded. A very large flow of people, everyone is jostling. Plus, the guard saw me trying to take a picture, made me delete all the photos, I had to retire.

Repair continues

Repair of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Temple of the Emerald Buddha outside

Temple of the Emerald Buddha outside

Wat Pra Kaew outside

Wat Pra Kaew outside

Near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

We sprinkle the head with sacred water

We sprinkle the head with sacred water before entering

We sprinkle the head with sacred water

We sprinkle the head with sacred water before entering

The monks themselves come on an excursion.

Monks are brave guys

Monks are brave guys

Monks on a tour

Monks on a tour

Monks sightseers

Monks sightseers

We loved the animal sculptures.

Strange lions with tongues in the form of balls

Strange lions with tongues in the form of balls

Horse with a collapsed neck

Horse with a collapsed neck

Elephant without eyes

Elephant without eyes

Information to visit

For sure, you will meet not far from the entrance tothe palace of some tuk-tuker, convincing you that today the royal palace is closed, and, they say, you can see the most excellent temple instead. Do not get fooled!

Just before entering the Royal complexof the palace you will be caught by the Thais, show a picture that you are wrongly dressed, and send you some rag. Indeed, the style of clothing must match, but everything can be rented for free in the house on the right immediately after the gate.

The royal palace in Bangkok is a Buddhist temples, pagodas, galleries, the royal library, throne halls located in the same area not far from Khao San Road. The royal family does not live here, and appears only at any ceremony. To build this whole thing began in the late 18th century according to the prototype the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. The area of ​​the complex is more than 200 thousand square meters.

- The cost of visiting the Royal Palace in 2011 was 350 baht, in 2012, 400 baht, in 2013, 500 baht.
- Clothing needs closed (shoulders and knees) and not fitting
- Shoes should cover the heel (although I’m wearing regular sandals, but with a closed nose)
- You cannot take pictures inside the temple of Wat Phra Kaew (I was caught and forced to delete all the photos inside the temple)
- Official site

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I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

The price of a ticket to the Royal Palace

The price of a ticket to the Royal Palace - in 2013, 500 baht

Clothes can be rented inside, no need to buy

Clothes can be rented inside, no need to buy

On the map

Map of the Royal Palace in BangkokMap of the Royal Palace in Bangkok (clickable)

Map of the Royal Palace in Bangkok (clickable)

Royal Palace

Royal Palace
And here is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo)
Read about the palace

Royal Palace in Bangkok

And here is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo). Read about the palace

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