Thailand is an amazing country which is rich in history and culture. One such standing example is the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Those who enjoy visiting museums and monuments would surely love this place. A portion of the palace is open for the tourists to visit and look around. The Grand Palace was constructed during the end of the 17th century, when King Rama I named Bangkok to be the capital of Thailand. Since then the remarkable building has been the official residence for many Kings and guests. Even today the Royal family lives in the Grand Palace continuing tradition.
As years passed by the construction expanded adding more structures, including the Wat Phra Keaw or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. As the name suggests the ‘Emerald Buddha’ the main attraction in the temple. A remarkable fact is that the 26″ statue of Buddha was carved from one single deep green colored stone called the jade. Nobody is allowed to touch the statue except the reigning King, who changes the cloak covering the jaded Buddha thrice every year, welcoming the new season. When you are in Bangkok during the time, don’t miss the ceremony. It could be a memorable experience for you!