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The Grand Palace

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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Ranked #5 of 217 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Castles, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Grand Palace is an interesting site to wander around but the downside has to be the amount of sightseers, you seem to get pushed along with the vast crowds, this along with the intense heat makes for a challenging visit. If you can find the quieter times (if they exist) you should have an enjoyable couple of hours, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

this place is quite majestic and makes for a beautiful visit in Bangkok but can be quite disturbing with all the tour groups.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Can not give a review of the palace itself as we only went just inside the front gate the crowds were horrendous even the building were you can borrow clothes to cover your arms legs etc had a huge queue . Everywhere are signs and announcements telling you to watch out for strangers, pickpockets and to trust no one. Walk... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You have to visit. Beautiful buildings and architecture and a sense of spiritualism within the site that is hard to explain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Grand Palace is indeed true to its name. Architecture is intricately done up. There are also evidence of trades between Thailand and China traders as some statutes are from China.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is great place even a bit expensive for entrance fee but when you come inside you'll feel amazing cause everythign very nice even a bit crowded

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You need to arrive here early in order to make the best of this place and make sure your arms and legs are covered or you will be charged to wear polyester clothing whilst walking around - which is 30 degree heat is no joke ha! This place is more of an attraction rather than the authentic places I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An excellent place of interest. My advice is if you want to know the historical value of this place, hire a guide who will bring you round and explain what the monuments, or statues or carvings mean. It'sOre meaningful this way. Otherwise if it's just a matter of seeing the sights and taking pictures, there is no need for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

the grand palace compound is certainly beautiful . however, it's just too overcrowded. we were there on 12/1/ 2014 and it was still VERY hot and humid. someone in our group got heat stroke( well, she is from Calgary Canada so, it may explain it. with the almost 50F difference and 80% humidity it's not for everyone) it's hard to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went on a Sunday morning. There were loads of tourists, from China, Korean, Middle East, ... as well as the locals, Crowds were everywhere. The groups came with tour guides, so we just stood by and listen to the different tour guides telling stories. The place is really big and could take at least 2 hours to finish walking. Advised... More 

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