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Grand Palace in Bangkok
The architecture of this two-century-old royal building complex is elaborately detailed. The Grand Palace's Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the star attraction.
Temple of the Emerald Buddha
This is Thailand's top wonder and a Hillman Gold Medal winner. I cover this architectural masterpiece on its own webpage. Click:
Other Grand Palace
They include the photogenic Dusit Palace and the Thai-European hybrid Chakri Maha Prasat Hall.
Note: You won't see it all. Much of the Grand Palace is closed to tourism because the site serves as Thailand's governmental seat.
When to come
Time of day
Mid-day Bangkok temperatures are scorching the year-round. So arrive at the Grand Palace in Bangkok at 8:30 am when it opens (and as a bonus, your photos won't be tourist-infested). Arriving late in the afternoon won't help because the venue closes at 3:30 pm.
December and January are the driest months. And temperatures are slightly lower then.
March to May is the hottest season and May to October (andparticularly in the last two months of that period) is the rainy season.
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