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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 via mobile

The Grand plalace is awe striking. We visited a few temples and landmarks, but for this one, we decided to hire someone, the guide was just outside the queue area and charged 600 Baht which is around 15 GBP. (You could do some bartering, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

Besides the fact that it was quite an adventure to get to the entrance, one needs to wear a shirt that covers the shoulders and a pair of pants or skirt to cover the legs... So we needed to go back and buy the needed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very impressive palace, though too much buildings on such a small ground. It's difficult to see the complete building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nelkokkerel
Reviewed yesterday

Best and most economical way to travel would be to take the Orange express boat from Saphan Taksin Pier (located close to BTS saphan taksin) & get off at Pier #9. Will cost 15 THB. Grand Palace is just 5 mins walk from the pier....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank roamingrover86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Money money everyhere. 500 thb ticket. Not so good if i read. So many tourist full place. Not so intresting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kamile_gr
Reviewed yesterday

A photographers dream... so much in a small area... a tour may help explain it better, but the pamphlet helps. You need to be covered appropriately- you will be refused entry if not. Also be aware that the line is long to get in, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChikafromCanada
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great visit, lots of people, make sure you're covered up , no tank tops or shorts. Good place to get familiar with Thai culture and its customs. Lots of historical significance and revered by the Thai. Was old place of stay royal family. Take the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Grand Palace is everything you would think a palace should be: enormous, ornate, regal. The issue here are the throngs of Chinese tourists which come in groups of 20 to 30 at a time. Nothing wrong with tourists, but groups that large cause congestion...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tewks-kid
Reviewed 2 days ago

This complex is certainly one of the must see iconic sights in Bangkok, and its buildings warrant this status, but its crowded and overpriced. We had been here years before, and were surprised by enhanced regulations ref attire. My wife was deemed not to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

10000 people visit the Grand Palace every day. We got a taxi to drop us off at the Palace. Entrance Tickets are 500 Baht per adult. We hired an English speaking guide outside for 1100 Baht. Well worth the information he shared on the tour....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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Response from Citra P | Reviewed this property |
If you are interested with information and you want to get privacy, I suggest to rent audio in the enterence gate.. that's better and I can discover slow or fast, take many selfie and photos
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Response from PoupeAMLW | Reviewed this property |
Is better to print out. :)
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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...