Just beside the Chakri Maha Prasat is the Dusit Maha Prasat. This has the more authentic Thai feel in its design. The Dusit Maha Prasat was constructed to be where the remains of King Rama I would lie in state. Following with this tradition, succeeding rulers’ remains were all put on display here. This was actually not the original structure since the original structure burned down in 1790. Nevertheless, it was rebuilt to be the structure which we see now.
Just like the Chakri Maha Prasat, the Dusit Maha Prasat was off limits to tourists. I guess it is only open when rulers pass on. The structure itself is impressive with a four tier roof and a towering spire to top it all. This marks the end of the tour of the Grand Palace, anything else was already off limits to us. There was Borom Phiman Mansion on the opposite end of the road but this was gated and also off limits to visitors. It serves as the residences of official guests of the king.