This palace has an area of 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1783. The length of the four walls totals 1,900 metres. Within these walls are situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences. When Siam restored law and order after the fal of Ayudhya the monarch lived in Dhonburi on the order side of the river. Rama I, immediately on ascending the throne , moved thee centre of administration to this side of the Caopraya; and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also his offices - the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace walls. This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace , in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groupss of residences named the Dusit-Mahaprasad and the Mahamontien.

PLAN OF THE GRAND PALACE

1.HOR RAJBONGSANUSORN
2.HOR RAJKORNMANUSORN
3.PHRA SRI RATANA CHEDI
4.HOR PHRA NAGA
5.PHRA VIHARN YOD
6.MODEL OF ANGOR WAT
7.PHRA MONDHOP
8.HOR MONTHIEN DHARMA
9.PRASART PHRA DEBIDORN
10.THE TEMPLE OF EMERALD BUDDHA
11.HOR KANTHARARASDR
12.BELFRY
13.BOROMABIMAN HALL
14.SRIDHALA BIROMYA HALL
15. BUDDHA RATANA STARN HALL
16.AMARINDRA VINICHAI HALL
17.PAISAL TAKSIN HALL
18.CAKRABARDIBIMAN HALL
19.MAHISRA - PRASAD HALL
20.HOR PHRASULALAYA BIMAN
21.RAJRUEDI HALL
22.HOR SASTRAKOM
23.DUSIDA BHIROMYA HALL
24.SNAMCHAND HALL
25.HOR PHRA DHART MONTHIEN
26.CHKRI-MAHAPRASAD HALL
27.MOONSTARN BAROMASNA HALL
28.SOMUT DEVARAJ UBBAT HALL
29.RATCHAKARANYASAPHA HALL
30.APHONPHIMOK PRASAT PAVILION
31.DUSIT HALL
32.WAT PHRA KEO MUSEUM
33.THE ROYAL THAI DECORATIONS AND COINS PAVILION

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