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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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Ranked #8 of 270 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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Cheverny, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Grand Palace. It is superb. Also go to the textile museum, well worth it to see Queen Sirikit's stunning Balmain designed costumes. She was the Princess Diana of Thailand in her day. Beautiful lady!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful buildings and colorful surroundings makes this an ideal place to take photos. Total time required to see the place will be at least 2 hours. Palace grounds close at 4pm. Men and women are required to be properly attired . Long Pants, no singlets for men.. Nothing too fleshy for women. Clothing is provided for those who get rejected... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The grand palace is located very nearby to emerald buddha. Allow yourself 3-4 hours if you want see in detail. The grand palace has emerald buddha temple, many small pagodas, the royal residence, the passages with paintings and more. Please note that there are scams around the palace saying it is closed even though its open. Do not listen to... More

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The building as such is great. There is also a museum which is nice. It was a nice place to visit in a generic way but I found other attractions in Bangkok better. Also the entry fee is too much

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Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Since we didn't have much time to stay in the many temples in Bangkok (we spent more time at the Wat Arun), we were only able to go around the open grounds here - for free. Interesting structures for photos. Fee is charged when you enter the Palace. Lots of people and tourist buses. Please note that the place is... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Grand Palace 1782 has numerous buildings within its grounds. Don't buy tours from the hawkers outside the gates, rather go inside and get an official tour guide. We were lucky enough to have a Thai daughter-in-law to show us around. Clothing: do not wear camisoles, mini skirts, short-shorts or anything too revealing; otherwise the palace workers will give you... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We spent hours at the Grand Palace, if you go to Bangkok no matter how long you're there you absolutely HAVE TO visit this place. We were in awe of how great it is.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The architecture is really beautiful, so you'll be able to take nice photos. However, the place is really crowded, and the heat makes it really annoying. You must have a tour guide with you at all times because otherwise, you won't know what you are seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Price for the entrance is too expensive. great that they respect the attire...and provide the attire... Not much shade but the inside are quite cooling due to the high ceilings.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful palace! It was an interesting place to visit particularly with a guide as we got more out of it!

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