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The Grand Palace complex was my introduction to temple life and the first port of call I visited on arriving. Anyone who has been to Bangkok will tell you that this is the one "must see" place of interest.
And perhaps it's the place to start your adventure. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of other temples and temple complexes to see in Bangkok but the Grand Palace is a great place to start.
If you are fascinated by all things Thai as well as all the culture Thailand has to offer, you can indulge yourself in a lot more of this type of splendour.
The Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew tour is a half-day sightseeing tour in Bangkok, which you can take either in the morning from 8:30 am or in the afternoon from 1:10 pm and it will last for approximately three hours.
Though there are a few exceptions, the tour company will arrange a pickup from your hotel. And once you arrive at the temple complex, you'll have the opportunity to explore all of the grounds while being accompanied by an experienced local tour guide.
That way you'll not only get to see some extraordinary architecture but you'll be taking on some of the cultural aspects of Thailand. The tour also includes a visit to Wat Phra Kaew which houses the Emerald Buddha.
Just to give you a little background information on what you can expect at the temple complex that's home to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, all this complex was built in traditional Thai style as well as having incorporated a mixture of European architecture.
The Grand Palace was once the official home of the kings of Siam. The late King, Bhumibol Adulyadej used the Grand Palace for some of his ceremonial occasions. I'm sure that the present king will do likewise.
During the tour, you will get to spend at least a 90-minutes at the Grand Palace as well as a short tour of the Royal Coronation Hall and the Royal Funeral Hall. Some say that the main attraction is the four and a half metre Emerald Buddha housed within What Phra Kaew. The Buddha is the most revered religious entity in Thailand and it was carved from a single piece of Jade.
The building itself is an ornately decorated structure whose delicate roof tiles seem to go on forever. Having said that, I shall leave the rest up to you. Don't forget that there is a dress code you'll need to adhere to meaning- No short pants.
You'll also have to remove your shoes when entering the temple itself. Other than that, please enjoy yourself and take plenty of water to drink as it can get a little hot when wandering around the temple grounds.
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