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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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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Not a place I was looking forward to going to but tagged along. So glad I did. I think I'm falling in love with Bangkok

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Moderate dress is essential, no sandals, shorts, sleeveless shirts and women can not show bare shoulders. You can rent or buy suitable clothes to cover you if necessary. This is an impressive site and no one will leave without seeing a truly memorable view. One of these is the amazing giants standing guard at the gates. You can rent an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I find it amusing that travelers here have compared missing a visit to The Grand Palace akin to missing a visit to Louvre while being in Paris. First the negatives, as this review is to balance the overly positives reviews here - 1. You are not allowed to take photographs in the most important buildings. 2. You are not allowed... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A pretty interesting palace. You have to go at least once. Hire a tour guide to explain on the history part. Otherwise it's just another building

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I was impessed by the beauty of the palace. You can spent a lot of time there. You can also make great pictures. It is one of a kind palace in the world!

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not a history buff, The Grand Palace is a fantastic tourist site that will leave you in awe of the architecture and pomp of buildings. Please take note: This is Thailand and modest dress is required for a visit. Don't wear shorts and tank tops and ladies cover-up!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Go visit it if you haven't been to BKK before. Quite a good experience. It is good to appreciate how the Thai King used to utilize the location for various ceremonial activities. Taste of Ancient Thai can be found here. Probably an hour to 2 hour tour will suffice. Beware of Tuk Tuk outside the palace who will tell you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It was the amazing experience to visit the grand palace.It was the great place for peace of mind and wonderful place.The best time to visit is the morning time and The climate is not too hot yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A magnificent architecture. You can easily spend 2 hours admired the architecture and temple here. The only things I want to improve is the bathroom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been here a few times over the years, and while it is an awesome site to just wonder on your own, a good guide makes it much more enjoyable, as well as educational. Going early is good as the crowds will be a little lighter, and the heat won't be as bad as later. It's a large area to... More

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