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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39477 [post_author] => 5243 [post_date] => 2015-11-19 09:30:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-11-18 22:30:55 [post_content] => From its people and its culture to its many beautiful islands and pristine countryside, Thailand is an enchanting place that is certain to enthral and captivate any visitor.  One of Thailand's many attractions that are guaranteed to leave a tourist awestruck is none other than the Thai Grand Palace. Quite often, one rarely finds time to look at things in detail when they visit Thailand. You might just see the place or monument from afar but may fail to know the important and fascinating facts about that place due to the paucity of time. So if you were to visit the Thai Grand Palace you would have missed these 6 unknown facts about the Thai Grand Palace. 6 Unknown Facts about the Thai Grand Palace

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1. The magnificent architecture of the Grand Palace is inspired by Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand, and is 150 years old. It was home to the Thai King and the Royal court. 2. The palace is surrounded by walls more than a mile long and has an enclosed complex with an area of 218,400 square meters. 3. Due to the shortage of materials and the lack of economic resources, the building materials used to build it were mostly wood. 4. The Thai Grand Palace contains some of the finest Thai architecture, Buddhist sculptures, decorative crafts, and paintings in Thailand. 6 unknown facts about the thai grand palace

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5. A major attraction in the Grand Palace is the Emerald Buddha, which stands at just 45cm tall and is carved from a single block of emerald. It is the most revered of all Buddha in Thailand. 6. The Emerald Buddha is covered in a seasonal costume which is changed three times a year in the Winter, Summer, and the rainy season. The changing ritual is performed only by the King to bring good fortune to the country during each season. 6 unknown facts about the thai grand palace emerald buddha

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6 Unknown Facts about the Thai Grand Palace

From its people and its culture to its many beautiful islands and pristine countryside, Thailand is an enchanting place that is certain to enthral and captivate any visitor.  One of Thailand’s many attractions that are guaranteed to leave a tourist awestruck is none other than the Thai Grand Palace.

Quite often, one rarely finds time to look at things in detail when they visit Thailand. You might just see the place or monument from afar but may fail to know the important and fascinating facts about that place due to the paucity of time. So if you were to visit the Thai Grand Palace you would have missed these 6 unknown facts about the Thai Grand Palace.

6 Unknown Facts about the Thai Grand Palace

Photo courtesy of Rob Taylor used under the Creative Commons Licence

1. The magnificent architecture of the Grand Palace is inspired by Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand, and is 150 years old. It was home to the Thai King and the Royal court.

2. The palace is surrounded by walls more than a mile long and has an enclosed complex with an area of 218,400 square meters.

3. Due to the shortage of materials and the lack of economic resources, the building materials used to build it were mostly wood.

4. The Thai Grand Palace contains some of the finest Thai architecture, Buddhist sculptures, decorative crafts, and paintings in Thailand.

6 unknown facts about the thai grand palace

Photo courtesy of Shuba used under the Creative Commons Licence

5. A major attraction in the Grand Palace is the Emerald Buddha, which stands at just 45cm tall and is carved from a single block of emerald. It is the most revered of all Buddha in Thailand.

6. The Emerald Buddha is covered in a seasonal costume which is changed three times a year in the Winter, Summer, and the rainy season. The changing ritual is performed only by the King to bring good fortune to the country during each season.

6 unknown facts about the thai grand palace emerald buddha

Image: Google Royalty Free Images

Also check out 10 Startling Facts About Thailand That You Did Not Know.

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