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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
Phra Nakhon
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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The Royal Palace Compound is huge and the palace itself was not open when I was there. Great place to see and experience Thai architectural styles. Prepare yourself for a long day in the heat - take lots of water, a hat and excellent walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ahendren
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This is a beautiful and well kept building, so much history, a nice monument to spend a whole afternoon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ailesh
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Beautiful! There are many "must see" around the world that disappoint, but this one really impressed me. It's just one of those places that you just have to see for yourself. I read that it was too crowded and almost did not go because of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ramutza
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Make certain you have knees and shoulders covered. Scarves don’t work for covering shoulders. It is a huge area to cover. Make sure you put aside 4 hours at least. Reclining Buddha is nearby and worth the time as well. Be aware of the tuk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cindy D
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Beautiful buildings as expected, but VERY crowded inside. You pretty much can’t get a photo without people in it.... given the climate of Bangkok it isn’t the most pleasant experience, avoid mid-day. Along with you’re ticket (500 baht) you are given a free ticket to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vanessaleigh94
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It’s so beautiful, amazing decoration, not entirely convinced you need the audio description, as there are free guide brochures who’s have all the info in. Do remember to have appropriate clothing - no shorts or skimpy tops in the palace (shops across the road have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyinspanner
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Would have been a great visit to this grand and beautiful Palace; however it was way overcrowded with almost 90% visitors from Mainland China; so be prepared to encounter some lack of orders and manners. Maybe there are some visiting hours to avoid these group...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 24richardl
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The Royal Palace, noneed to say more.... All the magic of the Thailand architecture and history gathered in one place.... And it include the emeraude buddah.. Don't forget to waer a long pair of shorts (below knee lengh) or trrousers or you will have to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Romu83
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The most beautiful place to visit in Bangkok. Be aware that shorts are not allowed and do expect a lot of people during your visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaniK74
Reviewed today via mobile

The Grand Palace is beautiful but wasn't worth the visit. Of all my travels I have never seen so many tourists crammed into one area. Way too many people to enjoy it. It was also an expensive visit. I would give this visit a pass.

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 January 2019|
Response from bilodeh | Reviewed this property |
No, just wear casual suit, with sleeves. Don’t wear traditionnal suits liike Justin Trudeau but if you want you can afford some beautiful shirts or pants.
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Response from Aniya H | Reviewed this property |
Yes why not. Just make sure your legs and arms are covered. No shorts, short skirts or sleeveless tops.
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Response from MackenzieCallum | Reviewed this property |
No, they should. It gets really packed with too many people in there when the tour buses all arrive at the same time