This just might be the most dazzling and captivating of Bangkok's attractions. Visitors to the Grand Palace are enthralled by its magnificence and splendor. Built in the 1700’s, the Grand Palace served as the royal abode for Thai kings for over a century and a half, while being the base of the nation’s administrative power.

Within the compound, you will find the Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the Emerald Buddha, and the Royal Reception Halls. Visitors are allowed to explore the Reception Halls, which feature European architectural styles. Note that visitors should have their shoulders and most of their legs covered at least down to the knees.