In the past, many of Thailand's kings have lived here. Today it is one of the most important and popular sites in Thailand, but not king lives here. The Thai royal palace is used only for ceremonies and it is not open for visitors. The king and his family live in the Chitlada Palace, in north Bangkok, which is also not open for visitors.
From here continue to the temple area, and see the Emerald Temple, where the Emerald Buddha is displayed, and the most important temple in all of Thailand. Guidol offers a guide for the Emerald Buddha, view the link below.
After the amazing Emerald Temple keep walking towards the palace itself. Pay attention that once walking to the castle, there is not returning to the Emerald Temple.
In the complex you will see the royal mausoleum of the royal family, and a small replica of the massive Wat Arun, which the Thai built in Cambodia.
In the complex is also Dusit Audience Hall, the perfect example of royal architecture. This is an impressive building, placed on a marble platform in the shape of a cross.
Because of the religious importance of this location, they are very strict about modest dress. They check at the entrance, and there are no sandals or revealing dress allowed.