If you are looking for things to do on your Bangkok Holidays, be sure to make the time to see the Grand Palace, centrally located in the heart of the city. The Grand Palace consists of a number of buildings, originally lived in by the Kings of Siam, and later Thailand. The grounds are so large due to the fact that the king, his court and his royal government all resided in the building of the Grand Palace up until 1925. Although the current king of Thailand now lives at the Chitralada Palace, the Grand Palace if still used several times throughout the duration of the year for official royal events.
Visitors to the Grand Palace will be left in awe of its historical architecture, with intricate carvings and detail. Upon visiting the Grand Palace, a must see is the Boromabiman Hall, built by King Rama VI and lived in by every King since, during some period of their rule. The Amarinda Hall is the home of a ceremonial, antique throne which was commonly used before the more western style throne that is now used by the king.
If you would like more information regarding the heritage of the Grand Palace, make sure you visit the Museum, conveniently located on the grounds. The Museum provides visitors with detailed information regarding the restoration of the Grand Palace, has displays of scale models and displays various Buddhist images. Talk to a tour guide upon arrival at the museum, as the labels for exhibits are written only in Thai; however English tours are readily available. Book your next family vacation through the Expedia website for some unbeatable deals.
The Grand Palace provides tourists with the history of Thai Royalty and an insight into what life was once like in the beautiful country of Thailand.