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24 Jan 2017

Grand Palace in Bangkok now open to tourists and mourners as usual

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Bangkok’s Grand Palace is now open as usual to visitors who would like to enjoy what is considered the Jewel in the Crown of the city’s tourist attractions. The palace is also open for mourners coming to pay their respects to the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The palace was closed for two days from 20-21 January, 2017, after the Bureau of the Royal Household announced they would be holding a ceremony to mark 100 days since the passing of the Late King Rama IX.

On 22 January, the Palace reopened for tourists and visitors with tickets available in advance and at the palace itself.

TAT Newsroom will post updates about any further closures that may happen while Thailand is in an official mourning period for the Late King.

The Grand Palace is open every day from 8.30-15.30 Hrs. and there are free guided tours in English at 10.00, 10.30, 3.30 and 14.00 Hrs. Ticket prices include an admission to the Vimanmek Teak Mansion.

As the Grand Palace is a Royal Palace, visitors are reminded that they must dress respectfully. Men must wear long trousers and shirts with sleeves. Women must wear long dresses or trousers and avoid bare shoulders.