Visiting Bangkok’s Grand Palace? Know the Dress Code

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that the Grand Palace reopens to tourists and visitors on November 1.

Visitors can now enjoy The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaeo, some of Thailand’s most popular landmarks considered as the country’s best examples of local architecture.

The Grand Palace is open every day from 8am to 4pm. Tourists can enter at the Wiset Chaisri Gate as normal, except during royal ceremonies. The entrance fee includes access to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaeo, the Royal Thai Decorations and Coins Pavilion, and the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles.

TAT reminds visitors to dress respectfully as Thailand is still in an official period of mourning for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Visitors should wear somber-colored attire as a mark of respect during this period when visiting the Palace. Men must wear a shirt or T-shirt, long dark colored trousers or jeans, and covered footwear. Women may wear blouse or T-shirt that covers the shoulders, long skirt or dress, and covered footwear.

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Artwork courtesy of TAT

The general public can pay their respect to His Majesty the King’s Royal Urn at the Dusit Maha Prasat Hall in the Grand Palace from October 29 onward. They can enter at the Manee Nopparat Gate from 8am to 4pm and through the Wiset Chaisri Gate from 4pm to 9pm.

According to The Bureau of the Royal Household, visitors paying respect to the King should wear black long-sleeve shirt, long dark colored trousers, and covered black footwear for men and black blouse that covers the shoulders, long dark colored skirt or black dress, and covered black footwear for women.

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Photo courtesy of TAT

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