Planning a family trip to Thailand? Your vacation to the breathtaking ‘land of smiles’ is incomplete without paying a visit to the bewitching Grand Palace. Situated in the heart of Bangkok, this magnificent structure is perhaps the most famous landmark of the city. Not surprisingly, it tops the bucket list of majority of Bangkok visitors and is a must add to your itineraries!
Wondering why does everyone visit this place?
The majestic grand palace was once the home to the Kings of Siam. Erected near the banks of Chao Phraya river, it has numerous buildings, gardens, pavilions, and courtyards that are worth your attention. At first glance, this towering edifice may overwhelm you with its sheer size. Being one of the most sacred sites, it is home to the Temple of Emerald Buddha. Moreover, it has throne halls and Royal visitor residences.
For a family trip, this palatial structure is a must visit, as it introduces you to the captivating Thai history. Moreover, it will also educate you on how Thai people lead their lives. Not to mention, the details and the craftsmanship of the gigantic edifice is not something you see often.
The palace is divided into four main courts, the inner court, the outer court, the middle court, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. At every turn, every bend, the magnificence of this imposing palace is sure to amaze you. The great statue of Buddha is another attraction that you can’t take your eyes off. Here you will witness many worshipers lighting candles and incense sticks, which they will raise while bowing in prayer.
One hot advice:
If you have landed in the late hours of evening, try and relax the first day or do activities that do not exhaust you completely. It will give your kids the time to adjust in the new environment. Avoid dragging them in crowded destinations on the very first day. And remember to capture as many pictures of yourself and your munchkins as you can; these beautiful Thai memories will stay with you forever.