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View of Grand Palace from the River

View of Grand Palace from the River

Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace complex was established in 1782 after King Rama I's ascension to the throne. It houses not only the royal residence and throne halls, but also a number of government offices as well as the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It covers an area of 218,000 square metres and is surrounded by four walls, 1900 metres in length.

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