|Location||In Capital Bangkok|
|Speciality||Home of the Thai kings for decades|
The Grand Palace is a curious mix of the Thai and European styles. The Outer Court housed the departments which were under close observation of the king himself, like civil administration, army and treasury. The Temple of Emerald Buddha, a part of the Palace, has earned a name for itself, independent of the Palace.
In the Central Court are located the residence of the king and the halls, where he conducted state business. In the inner court, the king's royal consorts and daughters resided.
The Grand Palace was built by King Rama I, the founder of the Chakri dynasty. Before it's construction, the royals resided in Thonburi on the other side of River Chao Phraya. After ascending the throne, Rama I moved the capital to it's present location, and constructed the Grand Palace as his residence and office.