Prasat, the main palace
Phra Rachawang, the former
royal residence in
It consists of
several throne halls, administrative offices, and residential quarters, whilst
an adjacent palace temple was built to house the
It was the religious and administrative centre of the Siamese kingdom until the
end of the absolute monarchy, in 1932.
The present Thai monarch lives at
Palace, in the nearby district of
Dusit. At night the
Grand Palace is illuminated (fig.).