The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Friday, May 03, 2013 0 Comments

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

Any good life event is always worth celebrating for. By celebration, we are reminded it sure looks and feels good to indulge from time to time – make it big, bold, and ostentatious. We were in for a good treat; we headed to Thailand to have one awesome celebration. Sure ball option, because we all know that there sure is nothing grander than Bangkok, Thailand – and of course, the highlight - the Grand Palace.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok

The last time I visited Thailand, I knew the Grand Palace is one of the few places worth experiencing more than once. Indeed, there is something about Bangkok that’s intriguing, but what makes it more of that one is the fact that even if it’s in Asia, where poverty is almost the way of life, there are places here that are so rich in so many ways. Rich in culture, rich in detail, rich in expression.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Did you know that Thailand is one of the few countries that haven’t been colonized before. It hasn’t been a colony of any country. These Thai people were (are) clever and it shows in how they represent Thailand to the rest of the world.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok

The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam during the olden days and you’ll see how history, culture, and religion unfolded through the designs and structures found in this place. The area is quite huge – you’d need at least half a day to see the basics of the place. But, you won’t want that, because there is so much to see and learn from.

The favorite would have to be the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is seated within these walls. Amidst the lavish gold details, you’ll see this Emerald Buddha, way up there. It’s not as big as the other statues but it sure looks substantial. Roam around to see the intricate wall details and the different gold sunspecs. You won’t want to miss the Grand Palace as it will give you another reason for celebration: newfound experiences.


Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin) | เขต พระนคร  จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 A.M. -3:30 P.M.


bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Thailand :: The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

For collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

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