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