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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 #7 of 268 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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Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place and you will probably need half a day to see everything. One important point is, don't be put off by outsiders who will tell you there is no more admissions until later in the day or you are dressed incorrectly and will not be allowed in etc. These people want your money to take you... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This Palace is a must see in Bangkok. The architecture in terms of size, width, color and shape is absolutely ingenius. It does cost 500 baht but it provides free water stations to fill up your water so bring a bottle. Also make an effort to visit the museums especially The royal Thai decorations and Coins museum and Wat Phra... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A truly magnificent Thai architecture. Best is to travel by boat or Taxi as there is no parking around the area. Plan to visit near by temples in the area as well

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Amsterdam
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238 attraction reviews
393 helpful votes 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Grand Palace is truly amazing. We were there with a free guide and a the best access because we were in Thailand for a conference hosted by a government Institution based by a well known government University. We went around and mostly toured inside the Palace. We have to take off the footwear and felt the soft thick carpet.... More

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Palm Desert, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Grand Palace is certainly a "must see" while in Bangkok... When you schedule a time to tour they are quick to tell you to not wear shorts, and must have sleeves, out of respect, but just walking around the Palace, the grounds, seeing all the interesting statues, is amazing. The country is so dedicated to the King and Queen,... More

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The temples are quite beautiful. Palace is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. It is pretty pity that the palace is not open inside. Only wearing clothes covering shoulders and knees are allowed inside the area. They provide free drinking water service inside.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

All I can say is beware the people trying to get your to go with them as 'the Palace is closed'. What a bunch of liars.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a must-do on your first visit to Bangkok. It is huge and takes 2-3 hours to see the whole place. The temple of the Emerald Buddha is a huge complex within the premises. While free cold water is available within the Temple complex and a restaurant within the Grand Palace compound, I don't think there's any place... More

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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend first visit to the Grand Palace She loved it but the entry ticket it's kind of expensive. Lots of out door, make sure you bring water and sun block. Restroom is not easy to find and men lots of Chinese tourist everywhere.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that my visit to the Grand Palace was a while ago. I came across some old snapshots this afternoon and these provided instant memory of the trip to the Palace. So I thought I'd write an update from my time there. According to my notes our hotel advised us to (a) watch out for pickpockets and... More

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