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 only as a museum, the Grand Palace continues to be used for official events, royal ceremonies and state functions. Within its grounds is the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a royal chapel that houses a 26-inch Buddha statue carved from a single piece of jade.
In this Learning Experience, the students will learn about the importance of royal families in history, and how their legacy shaped the world as we know it today. It is suitable for secondary students Year 3 and above.