Different Wats by the Grand Palace Grounds in Bangkok, Thailand
Budget : 400 Baht (Php700) includes the Grand Palace – (exchange rate used is 1 Baht = Php1.75, rate during my trip)
Duration : ~2 hours
Bummers : long walks, large crowds
When you enter the Grand Palace Grounds, you’ll be able to be amazed with the marvelous of different wats. A popular structure called the Wat Chai Wattanaram, or more popularly known as the replica of Angkor Wat, is a structure surrounded by smaller ones built during the reign of King Prasat Thong in 1630. I’m no expert but that’s what I heard from a tour guide while I was resting and eavesdropping. The Grand Palace Grounds is so huge so you’ll certainly need to sit and rest at one time. Lol.
Going inside to see the Grand Palace is free for Thais. Thais and foreigners have separate entrances. For foreigners, you need to buy a ticket for 400 Baht.
Here are some photos of what you can see on the Grand Place Grounds. Truly amazing! By the way, that isn’t gold so if your thinking of scraping it off, forget it.
When we were on the Grand Palace Grounds, there is a temple where we entered to pray for a while. To go inside the temple, you need to remove your footwear and leave it outside. It is a sign of respect.
Outside the temples, we found these flowers and a large container of water. As an act of being blessed, you need to dip the flower on the container and let the water drip on your head. I think I photobombed all my friends “getting blessed” photos.
There are many giant statues of guard-like entities on the Grand Palace Grounds. Here are some of them.
There are really many structures inside the Grand Palace Grounds. You might need to check where you’re going or you might get lost.
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