Grand Palace

  • Politics

    APEC leaders attend a royal meeting with the King, Queen, Princess

    With Bangkok full of top-level officials from around the world at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this week, a special royal appearance was made. His Royal Majesty King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana treated leaders from the APEC meeting to an audience with them last night. The meeting took place on the grounds of the Grand Palace in…

  • Travel

    The best places to visit in Old Bangkok

    Old Bangkok has many original charms that are reminiscent of Thailand’s history. From the iconic Great Wall to the world’s largest Chinatown, many exciting sights can be had away from the hustle and bustle of modern Sukhumvit. Here, is where tourists can find exotic experiences that offer a bit of education and amazing photo opportunities. 1. Kudi Jin Bangkok’s Portuguese…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok landmarks like Wat Po are not seeing many tourists

    The doors are open, flights are landing, international tourists are finally allowed back in the country as of Monday. But popular tourist attractions like Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew are so far not seeing an increase in foreign visitors. The temple complex by the Grand Palace that holds such national treasures as the Reclining Buddha and the Emerald Buddha…

  • Guides

    Exploring Bangkok’s Old Town

    Bangkok’s Old Town, also known as Rattanakosin, is where you’ll find the most breathtaking and revered attractions in Bangkok. It’s the cultural and historical centre of the city, with glimmering temples, palaces, and ancient architecture on every corner. You’ll find most of Bangkok’s main attractions and some of the best places to visit in Thailand here. Yes, it can be…

  • Protests

    Police and protesters clash at increasingly aggressive protests

    Tensions flared at today’s anti-government protests, as demonstrators had to re-route 3 times due to police pushback efforts. The original plan was to meet at the Democracy Monument at 2 pm today and march to the Grand Palace, as pro-monarchy groups called for the army to step in and fortify the historic complex they called a sacred site. But police…

  • Protests

    33 people injured and 5 arrested in last night’s protests near the Grand Palace in Bangkok

    33 people, including protesters and attending police, ended up casualties of last evening’s anti-government protests according to Erawan Medical Centre. The protest, reacting to the seizure of books discussing the Thai Monarchy and including pro-democracy speeches from last year, started off in Sanam Luang during the afternoon. But it quickly escalated after police erected a wall of shipping containers preventing…

  • Protests

    Protesters use red letter boxes to receive petitions calling for reform of the Thai Monarchy

    With police blocking their attempts to reach the Palace’s Household Bureau in Bangkok last night, anti-government protesters dropped their petitions and hand-written letters, calling for reform of the Thai Monarchy, into 4 ‘letter boxes’ instead. After the activists had brought the plastic red letter boxes with them, and, with police preventing them from marching to the Grand Palace, used them…

  • Thailand

    Majority in survey say now is the time to share ideas to solve conflicts

    A majority of those surveyed in a recent Suan Dusit Rajabhat University poll say now is the time to work together to solve the conflicts that are plaguing the country. The poll, known as the Suan Dusit Poll, was conducted online from September 23-25, asked for opinions on the long-standing conflicts in Thailand. 1,263 online netizens responded with a large…

  • Video

    Thailand News Today | Amnesty finishes, protest round-up | September 21, 2020

    Daily video news about Thailand with Tim Newton Get a visa or go to jail. Thai Immigration Tourists, and anyone else with a lapsed visa, ha ve only 5 days to renew their visa or they could get arrested. The current visa amnesty ends on September 26 and there isn’t going to be another sudden announcement for another grace period,…

  • Thailand

    Protesters’ plaque damaged historical site – Thai Fine Arts Department

    The Thai Fine Arts Department claim the pro-democracy protesters, who installed a symbolic brass plaque in an area next to the Grand Palace yesterday morning, broke the law. The department filed a complaint saying the installation of the plaque damaged a historic site, a violation of the Archaeological Site Act. Protesters cemented the plaque in the perimeter of the Royal Field,…

  • Thailand

    Protesters place plaque declaring Thailand “belongs to the people”

    Protesters today have placed a plaque, in the area next to the Grand Palace, declaring Thailand “belongs to the people”. The declaration comes after anti-government sentiment has risen prompting rallies to take place in the capital hoping to oust the government and demand constituional changes. The plaque was cemented in the perimeter of the Royal Field, known locally as Sanam…

  • Protests

    Protesters continue their plans for weekend rally without anywhere to host it

    Negotiations continue between officials at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus, police and organisers of this Saturday’s proposed anti-government protest rally. Last week the University denied permission for the students and other protest groups to hold the event on the grounds of the high-profile university. Today it was speculated that the rally could be moved to the nearby Sanam Luang park,…

  • Bangkok

    Grand Palace motorbike racers being sought by police

    SCREENSHOT: Nation TV If there’s one location in Bangkok you just DON’T organise an illegal motorbike race… Bangkok police are looking for the teenage motorcyclists who organised a race outside the Grand Palace on Saturday night. The racing had wrapped by the time police arrived, but surveillance cameras and videos posted on social media have provided enough clues for police…

  • Coronation

    Royal Coronation – Saturday Morning ceremony – VIDEO

    The Royal Purification, or the “Song Muratha Bhisek” Ceremony, takes place at Chakrabat Biman Royal Residence. “Muratha Bhisek” refers to the action of pouring holy water over the head of the king. It is followed by the Anointment Ceremony at Baisal Daksin Throne Hall. Then His Majesty the King proceeds to the Bhadrapitha Throne and sits under the Royal Nine-tiered…

  • Coronation

    Royal Coronation ceremonies in the inner sanctum of the Grand Palace

    The historic Coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend will be based on long held traditions that were included in coronations of the preceding nine Kings of the Chakri Dynasty since 1782. Three halls in the Phra Maha Monthira section of the Grand Palace will be used for the royal coronation. Off limits to the public, the Phra Maha Monthira…

  • Bangkok

    126 Grand Palace taxi and tuk tuk drivers, and local vendors, arrested

    PHOTOS: The Nation One of the biggest targets for scammers has always been the Grand Palace in Bangkok, mostly because it has such a high concentration of tourists visiting any time of the year. Google ‘scams in Thailand’ and you’ll always be reading about the creative ways taxi and tuk tuk drivers, and local vendors, have of parting tourists from…