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Grand Palace & Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Posted by hannesnaomi on 15/2/2008 at 04:47

Does anyone know if these places will be open for the Easter weekend (March 22-24). And are the open Sundays normally?

#1 hannesnaomi has been a member since 2/2/2008. Posts: 22

Posted by wanderingcat on 16/2/2008 at 05:31

Should be. Easter is not a holiday in Thailand. Temples open everyday, even if a certain hall is used for a private ceremony, rest of compound is usually still open. Don't believe anyone who claims that temples 'are closed because it's a Buddhist holy day', on the contrary, such days are when most people turn up to pray & make offerings. FYI the nearest 'Buddha days' (for lack of better translation) will be 21 & 29 March.

Bureau of the Royal Household homepage:
(top navigation bar --> Grand Palace --> drop down menu --> option #13 Helpful Info: about appropriate attire, opening hours, phone no., etc.)
Unfortunately the Bureau's Announcements & PR News sections are outdated.

Wat Pho homepage:
(link to Tourist Info)

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