Grand Palace Reopens for Tourists

Regions palace in Bangkok was closed after the death of King Bhumibol Abdulyadej

Grand Palace now open for tourists, Bangkok

Holidays in Bangkok is still one of the favorites of tourists from various nations of the world, but after the death of King Bhumibol Abdulyadej last month, in October 2016, the city was in mourning.

One of the main tourist attractions, the Grand Palace are in demand by tourists was closed by the authorities of the city of Bangkok.

The announcement of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced on their official website,, Grand Palace was opened by November 1st, 2016.

The provision is applied to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Sea Transportation, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, according to the article on the site KompasTravel, November 2, 2016.

The Entrance and Exit

For all the tourists, the Grand Palace is open daily from 08:30 to 15:30 Bangkok time. All visitors may only enter through the gate Wiset Chaisri.

Location drop off and pick up

For Travelers in a Group

1. By car: drop off and pick up of the Royal Rattanakosin Hotel.

2. By car and boat: drop off at the Royal Rattanakosin Hotel, returning by ship from Tha Chang Pier.

3. By ship: boarding (maximum 400 people) of Asiatique The Riverfront and down from Tha Maharaj Pier. There are additional costs 130 Baht (US$ 3.72) per person.

Travellers in the group that used the bus as transportation can park in the Rama VIII Bridge, Old Southern Bus Terminal (about 1 Km from Central Pinklao), and Wat Dusidaram. For smaller bus can do drop off and pick up at Chang Rongsi Bridge.

For Individual Traveler

1. Take the Skytrain: get off at Saphan Taksin Station and boarded a ship bound Tha Chang Pier or Tha Maharaj Pier.

2. Take the MRT Bangkok Metro: get off at Hua Lamphong Station (Bangkok Railway Station) and the bus ride to the Grand Palace.

Tourist Police

The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Tourist Police in Bangkok provides several officers manning attractions including the Grand Palace. Six policemen and volunteers stationed at the Tourist Assistance Tent (across the gate Wiset Chaisri) starting at 08:30 to 16:30 local time.

All places of drop off and pick up has been fitted with a sign that read in English and Mandarin. Before the entrance to the Grand Palace, every traveler must show their passport.

Travelers who are in the city of Bangkok certainly need to look at the provisions in mourning after the death of the King of Thailand.

Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
Image: PT Hadi - Bangkok


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