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GRAND PALACE AND ROSE GARDEN
GRAND PALACE AND ROSE GARDEN

GRAND PALACE AND ROSE GARDEN

Price from : 139.36 US - 139.36 US
Duration : 1 day
Destination : Bangkok
Activities : Elephant Riding,Cultural Show,Local Lifestyle,Historical
Suitable for : All types of travelers

Tour Overview :

THE GRAND PALACE (THAI:PRA BOROM MAHA RATCHA WANG) IS A COMPLEX OF BUILDINGS. IT SERVED AS THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE KINGS OF THAILAND FROM THE 18TH CENTURY ONWARDS. CONSTRUCTION OF THE PALACE BEGAN IN 1782, DURING THE REIGN OF KING RAMA 1, WHEN HE MOVED THE CAPITAL ACROSS THE RIVER FROM THONBURI TO BANGKOK. THE PALACE HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY EXPANDED AND MANY ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES WERE ADDED OVER TIME.

WHEN KING RAMA1 DECIDED TO MOVE THE CAPITAL OF SIAM FROM THONBURI ON THE WEST TO BANGKOK ON THE EAST OF THE CHAO PRAYA RIVER, HE DECIDED TO BUILD A MAGNIFICENT NEW PALACE AS A PLACE OF RESIDENCE AS WELL AS A CENTRE OF TOVERMENT. THE AREA CHOSEN WAS HOWEVER OCCUPIED BY CHINESE MERCHANTS, WHOM HE PROMPTLY ASKED TO RELOCATED ( TO HTE PRESENT DAY YAOWARAT AREA). THE TOWER OF GOLD BEGAN CONSTRUCTION ON 6 MAY 1782. AT FIRST THE PALACE CONSISTED OF SERVERAL BUILDINGS SURROUNDED ON FOUR SIDES WITH A HIGH DEFENSIVE WALL OF 1,900 METRES IN LENGTH, WHICH ENCLOSES AN AREA OF 218,400 SQUARE METRES. SOON THE KING ORDERED THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA: AS THE MONARCH'S PERSONAL PLACE OF WORSHIP AND ROYAL TEMPLE. THE PALACE BECAME THE CENTRE OF GOVERMENT AND ROYAL COURT FOR MOST OF THE EARLY CHAKRI DYNASTY UNTIL THE REIGN OF KING RAMA5 WHO PREFERRED TO STAY AT THE DUSIT PALACE, BUT STILL USED THE GRAND PALACE AS AN OFFICE. THIS PRACTICE WAS FOLOWED BY HIS SONS (KING RAMA6 AND KING RAMA7) KING RAMA8 MOVED INTO THE PALACE FULL TIME AFTER HIS RETURN FROM ABROAD IN 1945. HOWEVER KING RAMA9, HIS BROTHER KING RAMA9 DECIDED TO MOVE PERMANENTLY TO THE CHITRALADA PALACE. THE PALACE IS HOWEVER STILL VERY MUCH IN USE; AS MANY ROYAL RITUALS ARE PERFORMED HERE BY THE KING EVERY YEAR. OTHER ROYAL CEREMONIES CELEBRATED HERE ARE CORONATIONS; ROYAL FUNERALS, MARRIAGES AND STATE BANQUETS. NOW A DAY, OVER 5,000 TOURISTS VISIT GRAND PALACE DAILY PLUS LOCAL PEOPLE SO GRAND PALACE HAS BEEN BUSY THE WHOLE DAY. IT'S SAID IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO GRAND PALACE, YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO BANGKOK. FOR THAI PEOPLE. ONCE IN HIS THAI LIFE TIME, HE MUST VISIT THE GRAND PALACE WITHOUT ANY EXCUSE AND WORSHIP THE MOST FAMOUS EMERALD BUDDHA WHICH WAS COVERED WITH CEMENT BEFORE. OUR LICENCED TOUR GUIDE WILL EXPLAIN YOU STEP BY STEP, SHOT BY SHOT, FULL TIME FULL DETAIL NO RUSH.

IN THE AFTERNOON, WE'LL DEPART BKK AROUND 1 HOUR DRIVE TO GET TO THE ROSE GARDEN--THE BEST PLACE THAT SHOW YOU THAI TADITIONAL DANCING. A FASCINATING CROSS SECTION OF THAILAND'S CULTURE, HERITAGE AND WAY OF LIFE, DANCES, CEREMONIES, RITUALS.

SHOW'S HIGHLIGHT IS EXCITING THAI MARTIAL ARTS, BOXING, SWORD FIGHTING, JOYFUL THAI WEDDING CEREMONY, CEREMONY OF BUDDHIST MONK ORDINATION, LIVELY FINGERNAIL DANCE, BAMBOO DANCE AND SO ON. THOSE AND MANY MORE UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES AWAIT YOU.

EXPLORE THE GRAND PALACE ENJOY WATCHING THAI TRADITIONAL SHOW WITH US--FRIENDLY EXCURSION

Highlight :

PRIVATE TOUR THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL PAY LESS

Departure Date :

DAILY

Tour Inclusion :

LICENSED TOUR GUIDE, VEHICLE, TICKET TO GRAND PALACE AND ROSE GAREN.

Tour Exclusion :

MEAL

Terms and Conditions :

25% DEPOSIT BEFORE DEPARTURE

Remark :

PLEASE DRESS POLITELY FOR THE PALACE AND THE TEMPLES SUCH AS  NO SLEEVELESS SHIRT, NO SHORTS, NO TIGHT SHEER CLOTHS AND NO SANDALS  ALLOWED.

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