Visit Bangkok's fabled Grand Palace and the revered Emerald Buddha in a private or small group setting.
The Grand Palace was established at the same time as Bangkok in 1782, by the first king of the ruling Chakri dynasty. Each subsequent monarch has added their own contribution to the complex, so that it represents the full range of royal architecture of the Rattanakosin period. Some of the buildings follow traditional Thai architectural styles, whilst others have distinct European features. Within the palace grounds one can find the temple commonly called Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the diminutive but holy figure of the Emerald Buddha. Legend has it that the figure was discovered in a Chiang Rai temple in 1436 following a lightning strike that revealed the treasure underneath its stucco cocoon. It's known travels include temples in Lampang, Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang and Vientiane, from where it was captured by an invading Siamese force. As the palladium of Thailand, this small sculpture is the most important in the nation.
Modest clothing is required when visiting temples and palaces. Shorts and short skirts are inappropriate and shoulders should be covered. time. You may contact the supplier to reconfirm your attendance on the tour on telephone numbers : 02 626 2118, 02 626 2074, 02 626 2075, 02 626 2077, 02 626 2078 (working hours 07:00am. , 21:00pm daily). **Note that in some instances pick-up from your accommodation may not be available, in which case you will be advised of an alternative location and pick-up time.**
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