The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a must-visit attraction for travellers to Thailand. The building complex has been the official residence of the Kings of Thailand since 1782 and is currently being occupied by the present monarch. Royal events and ceremonies are also frequently held at The Grand Palace which covers an area of over 200,000 square metres. The palace was built in 1782 and is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River - a major river in Thailand that flows through Bangkok. The palace complex comprises numerous buildings, halls, pavilions, lawns, gardens and courtyards. Only a certain area of the palace - a museum - is open to the public and is frequented by tourists to Thailand throughout the year.
Tickets cost around 400 Baht
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The museum area
Though designated prayer room facilities at The Grand Palace may not be available for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private space that can be made use of during prayer times. There are also a number of mosques near The Grand Palace such as the Bangkok Mosque, Darool Aman Mosque, Al-Huda Mosque, Chakrabongse Mosque,Tanson Mosque, Noor-ul-Islam Mosque and Luang Mosque which can all be visited.
Halal food near The Grand Palace can be found at some of the numerous Halal restaurants in Bangkok. Some of the most prominent Halal restaurants in Bangkok include Sara Restaurant, Yusuf Foods, Wrap-It at Siam Paragon, Akbar Restaurant, etc. Finding Halal food in Bangkok will not be too difficult.