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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 262 attractions in Bangkok
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Type: Castles
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Bangkok is a city teeming with attractions. One of the top places to visit in Bangkok is the Grand Palace. It is a mammoth structure of unique design... more »
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Visited the Grand Palace right after Wat Pho visits (by right I should do it another way round because Grand Palace close as early as 3.30pm but Wat Pho close later). Imho, 500 baht to visit a Palace which housed the Thai Royals is way too expensive, I would rather pay more to the temples but not a palace. However... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

500 baht for foreigners and FREE for Thai people. Take your 500 baht shopping or drinking or jst give it to a homeless person. Whatever you like. But dont encourage such blatant discrimination, racist & greedy behavior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A fantastic site with a lot of Thai history which was very interesting and fantastic architecture. Although I felt it was a little overpriced at 500thb it was very good. The highlight was the temple complex for me (including the temple of the emerald Buddha) but the architecture of the other buildings was fantastic. Take appropriate clothing (no shorts, skirts,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Took a lovely 1 hour tour of the Grand Palace, despite the crowds the tour was well organized and given by a Thai man with excellent English skills. It was free with your enterence fee. The tour is great for school age children. Take a fast boat or ferry to the Grand Palace it's a nice way to see the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were also considering doing the Temple tours; but after some research online, we learned that entrance fees are quite inexpensive and the taxi ride to where the temples are not too far. So we decided to dedicate a day for this on our own. So it did not make sense for us to be paying for a private tour.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A great place to dive into the history if thailand. A well maintained palace with beautiful gardens and architecture truly a sight nobody should miss when visiting bangkok.

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Francs, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you ever travel to Thailand, please leave some spare time to visit the King Palace in Bangkok. Take the boat is the best way to get there. The architecture design and Thai culture is fully reflecting on this beautiful palace.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at the beauty of the palace... I have never seen anything like it! The only down side is the clothes you have to wear... I wore trousers and a top that covered my shoulders but I was told when we got to the gate that the trousers were classed as skinny trousers therefore I needed to borrow... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Amazing sight one of the best in Bangkok well worth seeing plenty to see and walk around different gardens and temples glad we went here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic visit, for us it rained so being British we didn't mind and got much of the gardens to ourselves as everyone else was sheltering. Good dress is important and watch out for the scammers who tell you it is closed. There's a great little ice cream shop near the exit staffed by the army.

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