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Phra Nakhon District, the Grand Palace, known in Thailand as Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wan.


Phra Maha Monthian  -  This consists of three main buildings ~

(A) The Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai, where ceremonies of the Court usually take place in front of the throne surmounted by a canopy of nine tiers of white cloth and backed by a boat shaped altar facing the door leading into the inner chambers.

(B) Paisal Taksin Hall where the coronation of a monarch takes place, with its ornate coronation chair and the octagonal seat where the monarch receives the peoples invitation to rule, and in the centre among the seats an altar containing the symbolised figure of Siam, in the name of  Phra Syam Thewathirat.

(C) Descending from here  to the antechamber and the Chakrapat Phiman building ( which was the residence of King Rama I, Rama II and Rama III ). It has therefore  become customary for the sovereign to spend at least one night here after the coronation to signify his taking up official residence.

Chakri Maha Prasat Hall,  I remember seeing the changing of the guard outside this Hall many years ago. You will  usually see two soldiers in Ceremonial dress guarding the steps to this building. This Palace Hall is truly beautiful. The outstanding  Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat is a blend of Thai traditional architecture and a combination of 19th century European style built and resided in by King Chulalongkorn, Rama V . Only the reception areas are now used, comprising of two wings featuring portrait galleries within. Between is the central throne hall now used for various purposes and formally for the reception of foreign envoys.  It is aptly decorated with four canvasses of diplomatic receptions.

Dusit Maha Prasat Hall ~ The Dusit Group This building is situated next to the Chakri Maha Prasat Hall.  The Amphorn  Phimok Pavilion forms part of this group. Here you will see an audience hall with a throne of mother of pearl surmounted by the usual nine-tiered white canopy, the mark of a duly crowned king.