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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 #9 of 274 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Castles, Cultural
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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), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
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Siano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Title says it all really. It is totally amazing but predictably very crowded. Maybe would have been better to go first thing in morning. On the expensive side but all these buildings must require serious love and attention to stay in such pristine condition. Very easy to get to via river boat.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

There's so much to see around that I reckon 1 day isn't enough. The negative side is that is too crowded so it is hard to keep a zen mood while transiting. The audio guide was very informative for the temples area. I visited the space between 13:30 and 15:30h and headed to Reclining Buddha which offered a calmer environment... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

First the negative: It's hot and crowded. Now the positive: Wow. Super large complex with many beautiful buildings, statues and temples. The Emerald Buddha is inside one of the temples in the complex and it is worth the price of admission alone. There must be tons of gold here and other treasure too. The artwork is brilliant. One note: Make... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Took my 2 teenagers here and managed to keep them amused for a morning. Large complex with lots to see. The temples are intricate, sparkly and actually very beautiful. Get there early and beat the crowds and the heat.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great tour. I like to hire a guide at the gates to fully appreciate the tour. Good to be there for changing Of the guard.

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Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the visit, though be mindful of needing to wear pants or renting them from the site (fee returned after done). Lots of eye candy and very photogenic site but serious tour group crowds - though it seemed to be possible to go the other direction from the hordes most of the time.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I travelled to Thailand with my husband and we felt that the grand palace was a must see. We went there a little late the first time (the palace closes at 4 and last entry is 3-3.30) so we went back another day. It's an ordeal to get into the palace. There are hundreds of people outside selling things, busy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you come to Bangkok this is one of the site you can not miss. Here you will see beautiful architecture , history and arts and reverence all in one place. The Emerald Buddha is also located in this complex . We recommend that you visit this place as early as possible ( when it opens 8.30 am ) to... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Spend at least 4 to 6 hours. Don't rush it. This is a top location. Combine with Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Truly amazing. Can be very crowded. Recommend hiring your own guide to show you around and visiting in the afternoon.

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