The Grand Palace adjoins the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from 1782 until the middle of the 20th century when His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej decided to reside at Chitralada Palace instead.
The building’s architecture is an interesting combination of Western and Thai styles and is still used today for several purposes such as royal rituals, coronations, royal funerals, marriages, and state banquets.
Getting there from your Bangkok hotel – Novotel Bangkok on Siam can be done by taking a public bus from Siam Square number 15, 25, or 508 and get off at Sanam Luang which is a famous public park near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The time it takes depend on the traffic but usually around 30 to 60-minute travel.
Address: Palais royal, Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thaïlande