The Grand Palace and Wat Pho both sit on the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok. The Grand Palace is currently a museum open to the public but there are still royal offices handling official work here. The present King does not reside in the Grand Palace but it is still used for official ceremonies. The Grand Palace is made up numerous buildings and pavilions amongst several gardens. The layout of the Grand Palace resembles that of the Royal Palace at Ayutthaya.
Wat Pho is one of the largest temple complexes in Bangkok and is famed for the 46-meter long giant reclining Buddha. It is a 10-minute walk from the Grand Palace.