Bangkok’s Grand Palace reopens


BANGKOK, 31 October 2016: The Grand Palace will reopen its doors to visitors, 1 November, according to a statement released by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Due its status as a Royal Palace, all visitors are expected to dress respectfully.

Visitors are asked for their understanding and mindfulness during the country’s national mourning for the Late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away 13 October.

To enter the Grand Palace, visitors should wear sombre-dark attire as a mark of respect.inside-no-51

TAT dress guidelines

Male: Dark long-sleeve shirt or T-shirt, long dark coloured trousers or jeans (without any holes), and covered footwear.

Female: Dark blouse or T-shirt that covers the shoulders, long skirt or dress, and covered footwear.

The dress code for entering the Grand Palace as stated by the TAT differs from the above graphic issued by the Bureau of the Royal Household that also appeared in the TAT release.

Royal Household

The stricter Royal Household guidelines, (see graphic) apply to visitors who wish to pay respect at the Throne Hall where the Royal urn resides, which was opened to mourners from 29 October.

The Grand Palace is open daily from 0800 to 1600. Tourists should enter the compound at Wiset Chaisri Gate, except during royal ceremonies.

The entrance fee includes access to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), the Royal Thai Decorations and Coins Pavilion, and the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. It does not include the Throne Hall.


(Source: TAT newsroom)