The Grand Palace is a complex of beautiful textile designs and structures at the heart of Bangkok. Several royal ceremonies are held within the walls of the palace every year, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.
The patterns glittered and twinkled in the sun. I was amazed by the designs and intricate patterns, and I felt blinded if I took my sunglasses off. Also housed within the Grand Palace is the Emerald Buddha, carved from a block of jade. It is a national adoration and crowds come to pay respect to the memory of the Buddha and its teachings. Its outfit is changed three times a year by the king according to the season. At the time of my visit, the Buddha was wearing its “winter clothes.”
When visiting the temple, shoulders and knees must be covered. I found that the most handy thing to have on hand while traveling through Southeast Asia is a scarf. Temples generally have a conservative dress code.