Inside Grand Palace & The Emerald
In brief, this place has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam in 1782. Here some of the paintings of past Wat Phra Kaew.
The Paintings of Past Wat Phra Kaew
Phra Sri Rattana Chedi in Sri Lankan style
Kinnon – mythological creature, half bird, half man
Pillars and statue at the Grand Palace in Bangkok
Mini Angkor Wat – An exact scale model of the ancient city of Angkor
The Emerald Buddha
The Emerald Buddha is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century AD. Accordingly, the Emerald Buddha would bring “prosperity and pre-eminence to each country in which it resides.
External decorations of the Ubosoth, the main building of Wat Phra Kaew
The central prasat of the Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat and Ho Plueng Krueng
Army changing shift for their duties at the Grand Palace (left)
Cannons and architectural elements, displayed outside the museum (left)
Due to the rush of my flight, I decided to go back hotel to check-out. However, we still spent some time outside Grand Palace to buy some souvenirs. After checkout, rush to Makkasan ARL Station (walking distance) and decided to try their express train (THD 90). Basically, I found not much time different compare to normal train. Therefore, my suggestion is go for normal train.
Makkasan ARL Station and the interior of express train.
I think more or less about 20 minutes reached Suvarnabhumi Intrenational airport. Honestly, the airport security here seen like over strict and the officers were not so polite compare to some countries. I had some bad experience 7 years ago here. Overall, most of the people there are friendly, kind and helpful.