The Grand Palace
An Easy Tours' Photo Essay
For centuries, Bangkok’s Grand Palace was the center of political and religious life in Thailand.
Many of the structures are ancient buildings built during the rise of Chakri dynasty
The middle of the 19th century saw Thailand’s rulers beginning to incorporate western styles of construction into the palace grounds
The compound contains a full scale replica of the Angkor Wat compound in Cambodia
As much a giant temple as a royal enclave, the entire compound is filled with Buddhist shrines and iconography