The Royal Quarter of Bangkok

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It was on a meander of the River Chao Phraya that Rama I decided to build his capital in 1782, leaving the site of Thonburi chosen by his predecessor. Here he built the splendid Wat Phra Kaeo and the Grand Palace, both of which are striking for their beauty and colourful appearance, which he protected with a long wall. Ratanakosin, or the Royal Quarter, is also home to the Museum of Royal Decorations and Coins which houses a fine collection of royal costumes.

Useful information

Address:

Thanon Na Phra Lan Bangkok

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Wat Phra Kaeo of Bangkok Wat Phra Kaeo of Bangkok
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Wat Arun (Wat Arun Ratchaworaram) Wat Arun (Wat Arun Ratchaworaram)
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Royal Field
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