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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Essence of Thai Royalty

This place is worth visiting in Bangkok. They dont like too much bare flesh so please cover appropriately. Fantastic architecture and insight into ancient Asian culture.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This place is worth visiting in Bangkok. They dont like too much bare flesh so please cover appropriately. Fantastic architecture and insight into ancient Asian culture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Our first visit to the Royal Palace in Bangkok was almost ten years ago and I had a wonderful memory of the complex.There was a peaceful atmosphere surrounding the different buildings and the tourist visiting the palace were very respectful and silent. Year later, on our trip to Cambodia we stopped in Bangkok for a few days and decided to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I was amazed by the pictures seen in the internet that how stunning the palace look like from outside. Well it did look great but you can hardly take a pictures with it as people is everywhere in the palace!

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A big and real palace. Very nice place and a "must see" in Bangkok. Need to cover the body to visit the place. They borrow the clothes for free when entering the palace. Avoid people nearby the palace when calling you.

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This really is the most amazing place in Bangkok - its so big and so beautiful - we walked around for about 5 hours - amazing.

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Great place to see history etc , please ware and dress appropriately a must to enyert " hey do supply for u long pants if necessary, neat casual dress non offensive clothing to be worn great to see been many time over the years with friends

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Beautiful temple along the river with amazing architecture! A great place to take pictures. Guides are available for hire to learn about the temple history etc, otherwise you can pay extra for an audio guide. Be sure to dress modest (no tank tops, flip flops, or shorts above the knees). Go in the AM to help beat the crowds and... More 

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You definitely need to visit this place, it's must be part or your tours. The temple is highly decorated with stunning decorations. Must see

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The palace and buildings are stunning, so ornate and beautifully decorated. Has this been over commercialised... Totally. There is no control over the amount of people in at any one time, no consistence in dress code some people wandering around in shirts and over the knee dresses, but long the quarter length pants not acceptable so had to buy a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

came here in the pouring rain. still was well worth the time. we had the audio guide - i think they really brought the palace to life so would recommend them. having said that, our bets purchase in the whole of Thailand was the poncho!!

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Staying in Banglamphu

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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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