The Grand Palace and Wat Pho both sit on the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok. The Grand Palace is currently a museum open to the public but there are still royal offices handling official work here. The present King does not reside in the Grand Palace but it is still used for official ceremonies. The Grand Palace is made up numerous buildings and pavilions amongst several gardens. The layout of the Grand Palace resembles that of the Royal Palace at Ayutthaya.
The throne hall, Phra Thinang Dusit Maha Prasat
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho is one of the largest temple complexes in Bangkok and is famed for the 46-meter long giant reclining Buddha. It is a 10-minute walk from the Grand Palace.
Entrance to Wat Pho
The reclining Buddha is 15 meters tall and 46 meters long.
The Buddha’s feet are decorated with laksanas of the Buddha, this part with the swirls are just the toes of the Buddha.
Wat Pho grounds