Gran Palace and Wat Phara Keao
city landmark should be the first place on any visitor's itinerary.
It is a huge compound on Na Phra Road near Sanam Luang, surrounded
by high white walls and occupies an area of about a square mile.
The palace,begun in 1782,consists of several building with highly
decorated architectural details. The Royal chapel, Wat Phra Keao,
which is in the same compound, houses the Emerald Buddha, the
most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Photography inside the
building housing the Emerald Buddha is forbidden. The complex
is open doily from 8.30 am.-3.30 pm. Admission fee is 125 bath
( including tickets to the Coin Pavilion and Phra Thi Nang Vimanmek
and Adhisek Dust Throne Hall)