Saturday, October 19, 2013

Grand Palace

While I were in Bangkok I visited the Grand Palace. Which was built by King Rama I back in 1782, and the kings kept on living there until 1925. The current king, King Rama IX, lives at the Chitralada Palace, but most of the official events is still held at the Grand Palace. I was told that this was one of the 'must-see' places in Bangkok, but truth be told, I do not think so. It was seriously crowded, even though it was low-season. It felt more like a tourist trap. Some of the buildings is of course spectacular, but there is so many spectacular temples and so on in Bangkok that it did not feel too different. Most temples does not have a entry fee, but some do, and the most expensive one I ran into was Wat Pho, which costed 100 Baht. So compared to this the Grand Palace was a bit expensive with a 500 Baht entry fee(not compared to Norway though, where 500 Baht is almost 100NOK). But personally I loved places like Wat Arun and Golden Mount quite a lot more. 

1 comment:

  1. Buddinne i trappa! Flotte byggverk, utrolig at det er mulig med så mange detaljer. Ha en fin dag.