The exterior is Western, but the interior is entirely Thai.
The structure was sometimes used as a royal residence, but it is now the official guest house for visiting heads of state and their staffs.
This close-up highlights the widespread and effective use of mirrored tiles in the construction process.View within the Grand Palace in Bangkok showing the golden Phra Siratana Chedi.Shown here is a pathway in the Garden of Serenity on the museum grounds; a chapel appears in the background.Barom Piman Hall is a neoclassical residence in Bangkok constructed between 18.The chedi is on the grounds of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings in central Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
five horizontal bands of red (top), white, blue (double width), white, and red; the red color symbolizes the nation and the blood of life; white represents religion and the purity of Buddhism; blue stands for the monarchy View within the Grand Palace in Bangkok showing the golden Phra Siratana Chedi.
A chedi, or stupa, is a mound-like reliquary containing Buddhist relics.
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