There’s never been a better time to visit Thailand’s premier tourist attraction – The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It’s comparatively all nice and quiet compared to the pre-virus days when this magnificent complex was often jam-packed with tourists.
Because of the block on overseas travelers, the only visitors nowadays are Thai nationals and permanent foreign residents who can wander at leisure around the spectacular temples, palace and salas. And they’re not even allowed to gather for group ‘selfies’ – a favorite ploy of visitors in the past.
The only possible drawback is the 500 baht fee non-Thais have to pay, even if they are long-term, tax-paying residents. There’s no charge for Thai nationals. Most foreigners nevertheless think it’s money well spent for such a wondrous experience.
What’s more, the complex is only a short walk from the newly opened Sanam Chai MRT station.