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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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Reviewed today

Coach park is a bit of a trek, in the heat, to walk to Royal Palace entrance and before you enter to need to make sure you are dressed modestly or get the correct cover-up attire from sellers nearby. Once inside you will be probably...More

Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Reviewed today via mobile

Like many other reviews, it’s a must place to visit at least for once. Wear decently, no sleeveless or shorts. It was crowded when we went even during rainy days. Get a guide book so you won’t miss out the history and the thing you...More

Thank Lis C
Reviewed today

The buildings were very interesting and the variety of history that went along with them. My favorite was the Phra Wiharn Yod that was decorated with porcelain ceramic from the Chinese ballast off their cargo ships!

Thank forshara
Reviewed today

Very popular with coach tours, so I would recommend getting there early to be able to enjoy this amazing building. well worth the visit. Make sure to have shoulders covered, I took a scarf, but the wouldn't accept this and I had to buy a...More

Thank 898anne1066
Reviewed today via mobile

Highlight of Bangkok. Place where you can spend a lot of time and still not take it all in. The architecture and mesmerizing as you go thru the sections. Golden temples built by King I plus added to by King III. The details of hand...More

Thank dorisbbrowder
Reviewed yesterday

GBJ-Cookies review pretty much summarizes what you need to know. The architecture and exterior finishing are amazing. Very photogenic. Don't forget, appropriate dress is required, pants and covered shoulders and it's hot.

Thank Al W
Reviewed yesterday

Although the lines outside weren't huge we still had to go through a Disney style queue to get to the entrance. Appropriate dress is required, pants and shoulders covered. There are plenty of shops leading up to the entrance bidding for your money with different...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This complex is an absolute “must see” in Bangkok. The history, the architecture, the beauty and the pivotal importance of this site to the modern Kingdom of Thailand simply cannot be over-stated. Yes, it’s busy, full of tourists, and tour groups, but this only reflects...More

1  Thank centurionNY
Reviewed yesterday

You only get to see the outside, but after the complexity of the Emerald Buddha it is nice to see something simple.

Thank mussongary
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is huge!! it was one of my first temple experiences so I just loved it. Our kids were entertained by the goldfish

Thank Alex M
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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 September 2018|
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Response from Marilyn R | Reviewed this property |
It was a friend of taxi driver who took us to the palace.
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Response from Arnel B | Reviewed this property |
get the taxi. it's much quicker and cheaper. the meter starts at 35 baht and then runs like a normal taxi. we paid 120 baht to our hotel which took an hour travel in peak hour traffic. quite cheap for 5 people.