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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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Phone Number: +66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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The Grand Palace was great, however, due to the recent passing of the King it was exceptionally busy with Thai people wanting to show their respects, to which seemed like a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Grand Palace was great, however, due to the recent passing of the King it was exceptionally busy with Thai people wanting to show their respects, to which seemed like a pilgrimage and there were 1000's of people there. We have learnt the morn for a year! It is a must to visit whilst you are there, just bear this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to experience Thai tradition and history. Very crowdy, lots of tourists from all around the world.

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Thank Goran B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As far as I could tell it is beautiful. This year (2016-2017) the country is in mourning, so it will be hit or miss if you are able to see much or any of the Palace.

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Thank Tamara O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place open until only 3:30pm You should keep that in mind. We went there on our first day and got turned away and of couse the TuK Tuk make a u turn and try to pick us up for a tour of the city. I heard that there are scam around the grand palace for this type of thing.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit, it is largest palace I ever see in South East Asian. Many great historical temple and historical Buddhist pictures on wall of the corridor. Some pictures has gold painting. Do not miss it if visit Bangkok

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing building and shame we weren't allowed in but it was part of the guided tour so there was plenty to see on the day, it was very busy as always it seems as people come from all over to see the palace, especially now as he has recently passed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to visit. It's very calm inside the temple. Lots of amazing sculpture to see. Location is in the center of the city. Possibly use public transport. Lots of tourists come to this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Palace during the time when the nationwas under mourning. We really were not disturbed in anyway by the large amount of people who had turned up to pay their respect to their King. Other travellers complain about THB 500 being so high an entry fee. Trust me it's worth every penny. You wanna get a feel of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish i could return again and spend more time in the palace, scultures were awesome The color of the buildings, the architecture ,the people . It was a little crowed ,yes but it was pretty good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting Palace at the time of mourning for the late King. Ocean of mourners, security, police made it not easy, in addition to scores of tourists. Nevertheless it's a must monument to visit in Bangkok

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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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