Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha
Half Day
THB
Location: Bangkok

The Grand palace consists of several buildings of highly detail Thai style architecture combined with the style of the Italian Renaissance.

The walled-in city harbours the private Chapel of their Majesties the King and Queen where the sacred image of the Emerald Buddha is kept.

You’ll visit the key attractions around the Grand Palace including Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Royal Pantheon, Coronation Throne Hall, Royal Reception Hall, and Royal Funeral Hall.

 

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace complex was established in 1782 and it houses not only the royal residence and throne halls, but also a number of government offices as well as the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It covers an area of 218,000 square meters and is surrounded by four walls, 1900 meters in length.

The Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha

The Emerald Buddha is in fact carved from a block of green jade and was first discovered in 1434 in a stupa in Chiang Rai. At that time the image was covered with plaster and was thought to be an ordinary Buddha image.

The Emerald Buddha is enshrined on a golden traditional Thai-style throne made of gilded-carved wood, known as a Busabok, in the ordination hall of the royal monastery. The sacred image is clad with one of the three seasonal costumes (summer, rainy season, and winter).

The Upper Terrace

Four main monuments are found on this terrace: a reliquary in the shape of a golden chedi; the Mondop, a repository for Buddhist sacred scriptures inscribed on palm leaves, contained within a beautiful mother-of-pearl inlaid cabinet; a miniature Angkor Wat crafted by the order of King Mongkut(Rama IV); and the Royal Pantheon in which statues of past sovereigns of the ruling Chakri dynasty are enshrined.

The Galleries

The grounds of the Royal Monastery are enclosed by galleries, the walls of which are decorated with scenes from the Ramakien, first painted during the reign of King Rama I and since then restored several times.

Tour Time :          9:00-12:00 or 13:00-16:00

ITINERARY

09:00 hrs       

 

Meeting at Hotel lobby.

09:30 hrs       

Visit The Grand Palace and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences. Wat Phra Kaeo, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand.

11:00 hrs

City-sightseeing tour along the old city. You can see the City Pillar Shrine, National Museum, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium, Anantasamakhom Palace, Parliament House, Chitlada Palace King’s Residence and City Tour.

12:00 hrs

Arrive the hotel.

 

Prices in Thai Baht per person

Group Size 1 Adult 2 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults 5 Adults 6 Adults 7 Adults 8 Adults
Price 3,500 1,900 1,800 1,700 1,600 1,500 1,400 1300

 

Inclusions :
>>Private tour by air-condition vehicle.
>>Transfer from/to hotel.
>>All admission fees as mentioned in the program
>>English speaking guide

Exclusions :
>>Personal expenses such as drinks, tips for guide, etc.
>>Other services not mentioned in the program.
>>Lunch

Child Policy :
>> For children under 4 years and height below 120 cm will be “Free” of charge.
>>For children 4-10 years old we charge 75% of adult price.
>>For children over 10 years old we charge normal price.

 

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