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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
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Reviewed yesterday

The temple is beautiful but the crowds are insane! We went first thing in the morning. We were in line and one of the first to enter. after 5 minutes you could not move. Several spots you need to remove your shoes to enter. It...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fabulous place to walk around. The temples are breath taking. However, it is VERY busy!! It’s quite hard to take decent pictures in front of the temples due to the number of tourist. Well worth a visit. Advice: Our guide told us to...More

Thank KirenS03
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here as a solo traveller back in 2012 and enjoyed it so much more!! Bringing my husband and 7month old daughter this time and I didn't enjoy it at all!! There was at least 20 BIG groups of tourists (at least 50 people...More

Thank Bronwyn T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit for anyone. A stunning place. The intricate work on all parts is amazing. The emerald Buddha is a spectacular sight. I would recommend a visit.

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the water taxi to get to this tour. It costs about 500 batt to see the emerald Buddha. We were there at Chinese New Year do the lines were very long and there was lots of pushing by the Chinese. The Thai people were...More

Thank CFT99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a Monday around 11 and it was so crowded we almost turned around. It was crazy annoying, it took us around 40 min just to get a ticket. It’s not cheap either, we payed 500 baht for one ticket. The Tempels are...More

Thank paulatravelsaround
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really loved my visit to the grand palace, however I didn't realise we couldn't go inside!! My mistake!! Didn't do my research properly!! Beautiful area to wander around. Most expensive place we visited! €25 entrance fee!!! Wear appropriate clothing!

Thank seankavanagh2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

 Entry is 500THB!!!!!!!!!!!, kids under 120cm free admittance. You couldn’t go in many buildings, which was a little disappointed. also no photos allowed inside. Very busy with tourists and there are a lot of Thai only areas.and Tuk tuk charged 200 THB

Thank Jezzmaikovata
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here as a part of a tour, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Architecture like I've never seen before. Definitely recommend.

Thank Georgie C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The heat was horrendous and the crowds were stifling. Unfortunately we went on a Sunday over Chinese lunar new year so there was an inordinate number of people there that day. We were shoulder to shoulder tight with all the tourists, kind of smashed together...More

Thank Michaela
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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19 February 2018|
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Response from Partlyblonde | Reviewed this property |
I would advise against riding the elephants as they are not usually treated well and people paying for rides continues the cycle of abuse and neglect that these poor creatures often suffer.
14 February 2018|
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Response from Partlyblonde | Reviewed this property |
As previously mentioned, the airport is a distance away from most interesting tourist places. I would definitely recommend a river cruise as there are multiple temples and villages to see along the river. It's also an... More
9 February 2018|
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Response from ritzysanchez | Reviewed this property |
At the minimum at least 3 hours