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The Grand Palace

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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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
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+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Reviewed today via mobile

Extremley busy place but ohwhat a place to see best to have a guide we did full of great information again please adhere to dress code

Thank Deb H
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Reviewed today via mobile

500 baht is the entrance fee and definitly NOT worth it. Too much money for what you get. No pictures allowed to be taken inside the main temple. The emerald buddha is so high up and far away you can not enjoy the beauty of...More

Thank fiona v
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did the palace as part of the temple complex ticket. Paid for the audio guide. There’s not much in the way of information on the buildings other than the unqualified praise of the royal family-which I get- c’est la vie royal but they didn’t even...More

Thank Paul O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dresscode: today there was no need for closed shoes. Many people with flip flops. You can rent or buy clothes to visit this place or bring long trousers and shirts. It is definitely very impressive, a must see in Bangkok. Be awared of the thai...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the Grand Palace is one of THE tourist things to do in Bangkok, but do ensure you come prepared. Firstly, you must wear sleeved shirts and long pants, else the security will deny you entry. Note that just covering yourself with a shawl will...More

2  Thank jb84
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice place to visit and see the beautiful architects and design. It's a huge complex with different surroundings.

Thank YasserBS
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the Royal court and the administrative seat of government, the Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail.

Thank Praful M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the trip highlight for me with the wonderful architecture history and fabulous beauty....my pics will sum it all up for you...

Thank Ricci S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The higher cost of getting into the palace would have expected better the visitors would have better etiquette. Given it is a temple it was very noisy and not calming at all. The tourists clearly from.a large Asian country were terrible. It was as if...More

Thank Nikhil D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was raining that day so we thought it wouldn’t be too crowded but it was full of tourists, including my boyfriend and I. The buildings themselves were beautiful to look at, but it was hard to enjoy with all the people in the way....More

Thank Ror L
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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
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bettymendoza62
18 April 2018|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They accommodated many different languages. I heard some Spanish speaking guides. Plan in advance and I'm sure they will find a Spanish speaking guide for you.
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Jing Y
8 April 2018|
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Response from AKM4755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Take one of the express boats on the Chao Praya River, northbound from Central Pier. You will pass right by the Grand Palace on your right, just as you go past station n7 (check a map). You will see the rooftops... More
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Jing Y
8 April 2018|
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Response from Abel M | Reviewed this property |
To really see the palace you need to walk through it, there are walls around it so you can't see it from afar. You can buy tickets at the box office once you get there. It's beautiful, you won't be disappointed.
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