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

2 thoughts on “Visiting Bangkok’s Grand Palace? Know the Dress Code

  1. bangkoktravelpoint

    The Grand Palace always provides me with mixed feelings. On a single hands, it becomes an awesome sight, I usually question what it really should have been like for that first European to possess seen it. Alternatively, the commonly good attitude I’ve toward Thais is spoiled here because there are plenty of cheats and scams. Basically, if anybody foretells you who is not inside a uniform, don’t think Any one of what they are told. I had been informed the palace entrance is at the alternative direction which i was walking which was kind of scam.

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  2. The Grand Palace always provides me with mixed feelings. On a single hands, it becomes an awesome sight, I usually question what it really should have been like for that first european to possess seen it. Alternatively, the commonly good attitude I’ve toward Thais is spoiled here because there are plenty of cheats and scams. Basically, if anybody foretells you who is not inside a uniform, don’t think Any one of what they are told. I had been informed the grand palace entrance is at the alternative direction which i was walking, it had become closed to people from other countries until after noon, it had become Thai’s only, and that the Jim Thompson house did not open until after 1. Obviously, I had been offered an excursion to some nearby “Standing Buddha.” Fortunately, I understood better. Also, the road vendors are extremely aggressive, basically pushing their wares to your hands. Like I stated, unless of course you are speaking to some cop or somebody within the military, prepare to become lied to. It truly sucks since this is the only real place that I have experienced Thailand which i felt like a tourist I had been treated by doing this. Don’t get scammed!

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