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The Grand Palace

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Banglamphu
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Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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08:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several...

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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Private Tour: Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew

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Stunning but challenging

I first visited the Grand Palace 17 years ago and it was just as stunning this time around. However, this time it was much busier than last - almost to the point of being unable... read more

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

too many tourists crammed into the palace, had to wait in line for a long time the palace officials not friendly cost 500 bahts the emerald buddha is too far and covered with ornaments

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I first visited the Grand Palace 17 years ago and it was just as stunning this time around. However, this time it was much busier than last - almost to the point of being unable to move at times - which made it extremely difficult especially with 2 children in tow. Would also have appreciated better signage within the grounds... More 

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Thank Sara P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is high security area. Do note your dress code as they will ask you to cover up. The ticket cost around 500B, but it consist of 3 parts. The whole is very crowded, mostly with the Chinese tours which can get quite annoying sometimes,

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Thank 776alberto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

its a must see place in bangkok..there was a long que when i visited just 5 days back as people are coming for prayers as there king who passed away, his body is kept for people to pray...RIP

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Interesting sightseeing spot which was particularly interesting for my visit since I saw the funeral proceedings for the late monarch. Which after asking I understood that this has been done regularly since his passing in October as mourning for the entire year.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Went in the morning and had a great time. It gets hot quick so don't recommend going later in the day. Got there right at 8:30 am opening time.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The palace and surrounds is amazing. Went here on a group tour with Gate1 on a Sunday. Our tour guide had a good idea to get there as soon as it opened at 8am. We had hardly any waiting time and went during the coolest time of the day. They are VERY strict with proper attire so make sure both... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was an amazing place to visit and also the most beautiful palace in the world. Luckily we arrived there when it opened, it was so crowed. Worth to visit if you travel to Bangkok!

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Port Elgin, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a local guide tour us through the Grand Place. It is stunning. We were there on a very hot day and of course long pants must be worn, so we rushed a little more through it then we might have on a cooler day. Highly recommend having a guide to truly appreciate it and understand what everything represents.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Grand Palace of Thailand was situated inside of The Rattanakosin Historical Island near the River of the King called Chao Phraya. At the moment, the Grand Palace is hosting the HM Late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej's funeral ceremonies and would be very crowded by Thais. But it is worth the visit and if any tourist would like to pay respect... More 

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Banglamphu
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.
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