Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw, is without question the city’s most famous landmark. It was built in 1782 and was for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. The Grand Palace of Bangkok has many visitors everyday with its beautiful architecture and fascinating details, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw remains the spiritual heart of Thailand.
The Grand palace and Wat Phra Keaw has a strict dress code because it is Thailand’s most sacred site. Visitors must be dressed properly before being allowed to enter the temple.
- Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves
- If you are wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (no bare feet)
- Women as well must be modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc.
- If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entrance that can provide clothes to cover you up properly (a deposit is required)
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 15:30
Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin)
Price Range: Tickets sold from 8:30 – 15:30 and cost 500 Baht for Foreigner!
One ticket includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall
From Biotouch Thailand to The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw..
From Biotouch Thailand to The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw by Car:
- 20.9 km away from Biotouch Thailand
- 41 minutes drive
- Take the Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway in Khlong Toei District from Route 3 and Rama IV Road 14 minutes (5.0 km)
- Continue at the Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway Take the Si Rat Expressway to Phetchaburi Road. Take exit 2-09 from the Si Rat Expressway. 12 minutes (12.3 km)
- Take Lan Luang Road and Ratchadamnoen Klang Road to Na Phra Lan Road in the Grand Palace. 11 minutes (3.7 km)
From Biotouch Thailand to The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw by BTS:
- Walk 8 minutes from Biootouch Thailand to BTS Ekamai Skytrain Station
- Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station
Go out through Exit No. 2, and look for the dock for the Chao Phraya Express Boat.
The boat takes several routes; the “orange flag,” “green flag” and “no flag” routes get you to the Grand Palace. Whichever route you take, get off at stop No. 9, which is the Tha Chang Pier.
From there, it’s a 5- to 10-minute walk to the entrance of the Grand Palace.