The Grand Palace in Bangkok is one of Thailand’s most visited sites. From 1782 to 1925, it served as the official seat of the Thai monarchy. Today, though it is open to the public as a museum, the Grand Palace is still used for official events such as royal ceremonies and state functions. Within its grounds lies the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a royal chapel that houses the 26-inch Emerald Buddha statue carved from a single piece of jade.
In this learning experience, learn about the properties of metals and non-metals, and how these materials were used by kings and emperors throughout history to denote status of wealth and power. This Learning Experience is suitable for students Secondary 1 and above.