Next to Wat Phra Kaeo lies the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. The palace brings in millions of tourists per year. The present monarch, King Bhumnibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) currently resides at the Chitralada Palace, how the Grand Palace is still currently used for official events. The palace encompasses numerous buildings, halls, and pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. Tourists and local visitors are permitted from entering the palace, however the majestic view alone is enough to digest its breathtaking architecture and gardens. Admission to the Grand Palace includes both Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace.