The Grand Palace, Bangkok The Grand Palace in Bangkok is definitely a tourist attraction not to be missed during your visit to the city. Behind the walls surrounding the complex, are luxurious palaces, government buildings and famous temples which form a small city located on Ratanakosin Island. The palace was built in 1782 for King Rama I and was his home for 150 years. One of the most popular attractions within the palace grounds are Wat Phra Keow, otherwise known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is renowned as the most sacred temple in Thailand and has a Buddha made from carved jade. Other tourist attractions are Wat Po, the famous Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and Chakri Maha Prasad Throne Hall which is found within the palace. Bangkok Guide | Historical buildings in Bangkok Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.