The Royal Grand Palace (continued)
The Phra Maha Prasat Group

Two building in this group were constructed during the reign of King Rama I.

Dusit Maha Prasat Throne HallDusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall

The original hall was constructed in 1789 which was struck by lightning and burnt down during the early years of the reign of King Rama I and rebuilt. Since the death of King Rama I it has been the place for lying-in-state and other Royal functions such as merit making


Phiman RatayaPhra Thinang Phiman Rataya

Built in typical Thai style during the reign of King Rama I, King Rama IV added a garden to the right. A replica of Kailasa mountain was built in the garden for the tonsure ceremonies of his children when they reached puberty. This also was the sleeping quarters for the kings when they took residence here. King Rama III stayed here for a full year. Later during the reign of King Rama IV it was used for the queen mother to lay-in-state and so did King Rama VIII.

Aphonphimok Pavilion

Aphonphimok Pavilion

A lovely little pavilion built by King Mongkut (Rama IV) as a disrobing pavilion. A replica was exhibited as Sala Thai at the Brussels Worlds Fair in 1958.


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