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The Grand Palace

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Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Its a must-see in Bangkok. Due to lack of time I could not see it on my earlier visits. Here is my review and I hope it will be helpful to others. The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง). Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 - 15:30 Tickets: 500...More

67  Thank Sanjeev K
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 January 2007

We booked a guided tour which picked us up at the hotel (900 Baht). Dont bother, just go by river taxi to the Grand Palace and by yourself a ticket (250 Baht) and a guide book. It is worth seeing, just wandering around yourself will...More

40  Thank Al G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy but well worth a visit but go early!! There was some confusion over dress code we were sold sarongs only to be told we could not wear them.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The grand palace is just as beautiful as expected. It wasn’t too busy and the guides at the beginning were very helpful to explain the different parts.

Thank jadee89
Reviewed 2 days ago

A long walk and queue to get in, but an extraordinary place that is like something out of a fairy tale. I was just dazzled by the incredible amount of detail and the glittering surfaces. Don't miss it, but try to go early - avoid...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Long queues to get in , very hot and humid but worth . Such an incredible place I had to pay 80baht for a sarong so make sure to take your own or wear something long (women) men also must wear trousers or you will...More

Thank Patywhere
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place must visit if in Thailand. Shoulders knees and toes need to be covered and there is quite a bit of walking to get to the Palace. Beware of people posing as police in plain clothes. Although he didn’t come across as aggressive he...More

Thank Sandasz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The architecture and the temples are beautiful, but we really struggled to appreciate it fully due to the number of people. You couldn’t stand quietly to appreciate as you were always being nudged or barged out the way. There is a strict dress code long...More

Thank RollingWithTheStones
Reviewed 3 days ago

This has to be one of the highlights of our trip, the Grand Palace was spectacular, so much to see there, awesome.

Thank suenorfolk444
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Need to walk for 10 mins since our Grab driver refuse to go near the Grand Palace area. Queue up for 2-3 mins at the ticket counter. The place is so huge & so beautiful. Not realised we have spent about 3-4 hours at that...More

Thank ssfie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You definitely should visit, but women you must be covered up! Long pants or skirt and a shirt covering your shoulders are required. A sarong to wrap your shoulders is not enough. You will be required to purchase a souvenir t-shirt to put on before...More

1  Thank geneler2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dual pricing charge, and the over the top way you have to cover yourself, huge crowds from Chinese tourists made this miserable. Avoid.

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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
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23 October 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of guides both indoors and out. Please don't forget proper tee shirt
6 October 2018|
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Response from PoupeAMLW | Reviewed this property |
Is better to print out. :)
29 September 2018|
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Response from paulsI1574HS | Reviewed this property |
Check official sources only, like the website - the Tuk-Tuk and taxi drivers scam you by saying that the place is closed (when it isn't...), then driving you somewhere where they get a cut of what you buy...