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The Grand Palace

Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 (0) 2623 5500 ext. 3100
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As featured in 3 days in Bangkok
Ranked #7 of 235 attractions in Bangkok
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Type: Castles
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha),... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tak, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Recently renovated a few years ago. Some very cool sculpture and gilded pieces. Thais can enter for free but foreigners must pay small fee. I am not someone who enjoys crowds and this place was crowded to me. Be advised. Also I read that it was rebuilt about 80 years ago? So not too heavy on the real antiquity.

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Belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were there in December 2013 we found the whole grand palace tour breath taking some thing every one to do when in bangkok the tour guide had a great fast knowledge of this the history of the grand palace she had taken many pictures of my wife and I to geather so that we would be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the most important temple of Thailand. It represents the best of Thai arts and architecture. Very well preserved.

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Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yup! I think it is expensive. No travel guide. No free water unlike in the temple of reclining buddha. This temple is huge, you'll get tired of walking especially when it's summer season. Make sure to bring water and umbrella. You can't take pictures inside the museums. (I was so amazed with different guns, swords there.) and after you walk... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit if you are going to Bangkok. Here you'll learn a lot about Thailand's culture and history. You'll also be amazed at how rich in gold Thailand is. I was just surprised about the entrance fee. It costed around 500Baht/person. I don't know why they charge that much, maybe because maintenance of such place also cost... More

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Probably the best entrance value available anywhere. Be careful of rip-offs, as always in Bangkok. Ignore anyone, anywhere, who says that you are at the wrong entrance or who says that it is closing soon. They all claim to work for TAT, which is a tat organisation, and employs generally corrupt individuals. Once you get inside it is calm and... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the Grand Palace. We hired a tour guide inside the walls and he was very informative and helped educate us about what we were seeing including Buddhist perspective, and architecture. I was glad I read the warnings on how to avoid the scammers because there are a LOT at this place - even saw a couple dressed as... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Grand Palace provides an insight into the grandeur that surrounded the royal family in days gone by. It is a not to be forgotten experience. All your imaginings of what an exotic asian palace would be like are brought into reality

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Bangkok
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Please take my advice, I had been to the Grand Palace complex a couple of times, but when a couple of friends came over, I arranged a guided tour. What a difference, all aspects of this amazing place are explained and many things you would miss are pointed out. You can easily go by yourself, but there are many problems.... More

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful historic site, majestic temple like palaces with beautiful , intricate architechture. Really enjoyed it

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