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This was my third visit to this exquisite temple. This time it was more crowded than before. One could barely see the 14th century Emerald Buddha. But it was a joy to see the beautiful stupas, statues and the temple complex within the Grand Palace.
The outside of the building is decorated very ornately. I was surprised that we actually could go inside the building. I had read somewhere that we could not see the Emerald Buddha...so I was really pleased to see it. Just the whole Grand Palace -...More
This place is beautiful but far too busy and over crowded with tour groups. So many other wonderful sites in Bangkok that this one can be given a miss. I visited this place with a family for a photography session. It was so difficult to...More
Really amazing and beautiful place and in my opinion the most spectacular places in bangkok. It is located inside of grand palace area. You must wear long pants and your shirt also must have sleeve.
Don't trust people outside of place and around the square...More
An interesting place to visit but having to buy long pants and possibly shirts (if your shoulders are bare) before entry, is a money grab. Be aware of hustlers outside the Temple who want to tell you it is Buddha's birthday and the place is...More
This is one of Bangkok's great treasures. We arrived at opening time and got a ticket quickly, joining hundreds of mainly Chinese tourists. This temple is magnificent and adorned with beautiful colors Be sure to grab an English map and overview as it will help...More
The temple is very beautiful. We took a guide to tell us about the Buddha and the temple. You have to were shirts with sleeves and pants or long skirts. Before entering the temple. The rules are very strict.
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
Response from AhuvafromTX | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the earlier you can go, the better. You want to avoid both the crowds and the heat. This location also closes early. They stop selling tickets at 3:30, I believe, and close at 4. You can't get a tuk tuk inside this... More
Yes, the earlier you can go, the better. You want to avoid both the crowds and the heat. This location also closes early. They stop selling tickets at 3:30, I believe, and close at 4. You can't get a tuk tuk inside this location. It's walking only. ...and as another traveler has noted, people outside will tell you that it's closed and try to get you to go to other places that they suggest. Don't believe a word of it.
It is a massive temple complex. To walk around the entire place and soak it in and appreciate, I’d say 2-3 hrs. (The Grand Palace is there as well, but there is nothing to go into; only walk past it) Get there for when it... More
It is a massive temple complex. To walk around the entire place and soak it in and appreciate, I’d say 2-3 hrs. (The Grand Palace is there as well, but there is nothing to go into; only walk past it) Get there for when it opens to the public (there is a queue even then) and be sure to be covered fully. Despite what some ppl say, they will not let you in with a scarf wrapped around your arms or legs. I saw ppl that had to leave the queue to go buy proper clothes across the street. You can do Wat Pho (reclining buddha) afterward; which is also another massive, and amazing temple complex. Enjoy!