The Grand Palace was built in 1782 by King Rama I who established Bangkok as Thailand's new capital. The palace was to be bigger and grander than palaces built in the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya eras to underscore the significance of the change of capital. The result was a palace of jewels and gold and splendour the like never seen before in Thailand. The Grand Palace remained the Royal Family's official residence from 1782 to 1946. The last king to live there was King Chulalongkorn
- The Grand Palace
- Royal Dusit Palace
The connected to Rattanakosin via the boulevards of Rajdamnoen Klang and Rajdamnoen Nok, the spacious, leafy area known as Dusit had been the royal district since the reign of Rama V (1860-1910). The first Thai monarch to visit Europe, King Rama V returned with redical plans for the modernization of his capital, the fruits of which are most visible in Dusit: notably Vimanmek palace and Anandasamakom throne hall. Today the peaceful Dusit area retains its European feel, and much of the country's decision-making goes on behind the high fences and impressive facades that line its leafy avenues.
- Suan Pakkard Palace
The Suan Pakkad Palace is situated on Sri Ayudhya Road Bangkok. It was built by Major General Prince Chumbhot Bongse Paribatra, Krom Muen Nagara Svarga Sakdibinit known as Prince Chumbhot and his wife M.R.(Mom Rajawongse) Pantip Paribatra known as Princess Chumbhot in 1952, and consists of a group of traditional Thai houses that were dismantled and rebuilt. After Prince Chumbhot's death in 1959, his wife carried on the work. In 1987 she donated it to Chumbhot-Pantip Foundation.
- Thonburi Old Palace
Phra Ratchawang Derm, old Thonburi palace, which stands on the opposit side of the Royal Grand palace was built by King Taksin at the mouth of Bang Luang Canal. After having regained Thailand's independence from the Burmese he moved the capital from Ayuthaya.
Inside the Phra Ratchwang Derm there are six important interest, the throne hall, the chinese bell, the chinese style mansion of King Pinklao, King Taksin's shrine, the two chinese style mansions and the Wichaiprasit fort.