The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782. The Grand Palace stands among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand. It showcases the rich history of Bangkok and once was the official residence of the monarchy of Thailand.
Once a private residence of the royals of Thailand, this collection of traditional Thai houses has now been turned into a museum. Suan Pakkad gives visitors great insight into Thai culture with its display of artefacts and traditional Thai architecture. The name 'Suan Pakkad' translating to 'cabbage patch', is quite unfitting for this private residence turned museum.