They are very strict on what you can and cannot wear. We were approached by a few merchants trying to sell us trousers and sarongs. I had come prepared with long trousers and a cardigan to cover my arms but some people in my group needed something to cover up.
We found out the Palace rents out clothes to tourists, so you don’t actually need to buy anything (you get your money back when returning the clothes). The merchants are pretty sneaky…
Find out more about the Grand Palace in Bangkok
As I was only in Bangkok for 2 days (more like 1 day, as it was afternoon when I arrived, and I left in the afternoon the next day), I only saw a glimpse of Thailand’s capital city. I’m glad to have seen the city, but I was also looking forward to the next part of my trip: taking the night train to Surat Thani