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Thailand. Bangkok. Grand Palace. A group of students, wearing a pink t-shirt, pose for a group portrait in front of the Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha. One of the most venerated sites where people convene to pay respect to the Lord Buddha and His teachings. The Grand Palace was established in 1782 and it houses not only the royal residence but also a number of government offices. Tha Thian is surrounded by a major heritage and tourist site, The Grand Palace. Tha Tian's community is located in the downtown area and in the center of the urban historic district, called Koh Rattanakosin. 02.04.09  © 2009 Didier Ruef