Palace of thailand
Wat pho bangkok
The throne is a chair with a footstool more akin to its European counterparts with two high tables to its sides. Grand Palace Layout and Orientation The palace complex, like the rest of Ratanakosin Island, is laid very similar to the palaces of Ayutthaya, the glorious former capital of Siam which was raided by the Burmese. The throne was once used for giving royal audiences. The Inner Court is where the King's royal consorts and daughters lived. There are three different costumes of the Emerald Buddha, one of season, they are summer, rainy season and winter. Thus the principal function of this hall for lying-in-state of Kings, Queen and members of the royal family. The unique aspect of the royal temple in the palace such as this temple is that it has no living quarters for Buddhist monks. But good luck catching a glimpse of the kings - the interior is only open to the general public one day a year, Chakri Day April 6. The traditional Thai style building group is enclosed by a low wall, as this was once the residential and sleeping abode of kings. The northern room contains a canopied bed originally belonging to King Rama I; above this bed hangs a Royal Nine-tiered Umbrella. No matter how sweet a package they are offering, chances are you're about to be duped, big time. The hall is still used today, often in ceremonies involving heads of state or for the anniversary celebration of the present king's coronation.
It is split into two major zones, similar to the Grand Palace. For men, a t-shirt and pants will do. The Buddha traveled a long way to end up in Bangkok inwhere it has been kept ever since. The Royal Regalia of Thailand is kept here. Inscribed on plaques beneath are the ten royal virtues: liberality, propriety, readiness to make sacrifices, clemency, modesty, conscientiousness, freedom from anger, freedom from suspicion, patience and right dealing.
The main office of the Royal Institute of Thailand was also formerly located here. This building is home to a museum and is sometimes used for state affairs. It's also known for being the home to the Jade Buddha - or the Emerald Buddha. The throne is topped by the massive Royal Nine-Tiered Umbrellaan important symbol of Thai kingship.
Dusit Maha Prasat Hall The principal function of this hall for lying-in-state of Kings, Queen and members of the royal family. This palace is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 a. King Rama III had the original Hor Phra Naga pulled down, and built instead by this building to preserve the ashes of the decease princes and princesses.
Byall government agencies and workers had vacated the site and all of the buildings were converted for use by the Royal Household.
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