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Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 (0) 2623 5500 ext. 3100
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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I'd say not to give this place a miss if you're a first time Bangkok visitor, but I wouldn't go back again! It might be a little on the expensive side for someone on a tight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I'd say not to give this place a miss if you're a first time Bangkok visitor, but I wouldn't go back again! It might be a little on the expensive side for someone on a tight budget like me! On the other hand it is beautiful & worth the visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I was hoping to see something really amazing but I was rather underwhelmed by the palace. To me it felt very veneered, not to say that it won't be amazing to some people but I found it more interesting to go for a walk in the middle of nowhere and find areas the locals actually live. If it's your thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very busy but as I missed it when I was in Bangkok last time I was glad to go. Carry water, an umbrella and a fan.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful palace and amazing history, culture and religion. It is very busy all the time so don't expect too much space and photos wig out people walking everywhere. There is a dress code Pants/dresses or skirts must be loose not tight. No tights or gym pants allowed. Also must be floor length, below the knee is not acceptable. Must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I loved every facet of this Palace. The architecture knocks your socks off. Every building is a work of art and each one more beautiful than the next. A definite 'not to be missed' whilst in Bangkok. It can get very, very hot so bring an umbrella.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Impressive buildings, well-maintained and intricately decorated. Heaps of people in places, but room to move in others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The visit to Grand Palace is a must when visiting Bangkok. Most of the tourists throng this place, we were no exception. we went during the Songkran festival and it was very crowded. Instead of hiring a Guide, we got the Audio (@ 200 Baht per Audio set) Guide and it was very useful. we could play back and listen... More 

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Andover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very busy but well worth a visit. Please be careful of locals trying to tell you that the Palace is closed for the day. The costs are very reasonable, and make sure Ladies cover their shoulders out of respect. However clothes are provided free of charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Busy at is is expected but turned out to be not so crowded inside. Spectacular place. If u dont have the proper attire for a minimal deposit u have to borrow clothes. I rented audiovuudes and they worked fine but gave me nothing interesting. Same usual facts that came across as boring to me but at least i knew what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Pretty interesting to see people and their practice. Preferably wear appropriate clothes but theres available robe that the staff give to use anyway.

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