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Top 10 Bangkok by Ron Emmons

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Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo

In 1782, Rama I (r.1782–1809) established the capital in Bangkok, where he built Wat Phra Kaeo to house the country’s most precious Buddha image. In 1784, he had the Grand Palace built, which became the home of the royal family. No king has resided here since the early 20th century, but the complex is a stunning display of Thai art and architecture and a truly memorable sight.prac_infoNa Phra Lan Road • 02 623 5500 • AC bus 503, 508, 512 • Open 8:30am–4:30pm daily • Adm B500

1. Wat Phra Kaeo

Serving as the royal chapel ...

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