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April 20, 2016
Grand Palace, Bangkok: A Photo Essay
It is not without a reason that Grand Palace is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Bangkok. The breathtaking structures, the glittering colours and the spellbinding art work makes Grand Palace a concoction of mesmerizing Thai architecture. Home to the royal family and the government until 1925, presently this is open to public and only certain official events are held here. Established in 1782, there has been numerous buildings that were added to the complex over the years during reigns of various rulers.
Located adjacent to the Chao Phraya river, the whole complex has various quarters such as Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Phra Maha Monthien group of buildings, Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat group of buildings, Phra Maha Prasat group of buildings, Dusit group of buildings, upper terrace, subsidiary buildings, museums, galleries and numerous courtyards. Quite a crowded place due to its popularity and presence on every itinerary, be ready to elbow yourself through tourists, selfie- takers, tour guides and a whole lot of visitors, while gawking at this architectural stunner.