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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 #9 of 247 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Crowded, arrive early. Caught the free English tour at 10h30. Absolutely amazing! A visual spectacle!

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit! The oppulence and sheer beauty of the place heightens your senses! Do check the opening times: I got there after 3.30 one day and it was closed.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A must (go-to) attraction in Bangkok, Nice photo opportunity, very clean and excellent ancient architecture, we went with a tour guide who gave us an insight on the grounds....and I advise people to use a guide to make your life easier and more educational.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a palace to take your breath away: the architecture and differing building styles / colours are to be taken in slowly they are fantastic, literally. The only downside, and it's significant, are the huge crowds at weekends which is not surprising but still leads to pinch point crushes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had a day to site see in Bangkok. Had to come and see this beautiful religious site. Dress comfortable as it can be very humid. You must also be respectful and cover up. they offer guides, I didn't get one as we wanted to take our time around the grounds. Come prepare with water, they do have stands that sale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The no 1 sight in Bangkok. Try to go as early as possibleto avoid crowds. Some days may be closed due to public holidays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Grand it is but over-stocked with visitors and groups, so expect long lines and slow movements in peak time when we visited, as you can only go in one direction and no back-tracking through some sections. Wife had to change her top to be allowed to enter, which she was not pleased about! 500 baht or $18 or so per... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Too many rude Chinese tourists who could care less about others around them trying to enjoy the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure you cover up! I had to rent a blouse! I've never seen anything quite like it. So sparkly! Was very busy but so worth it :) defiantly recommend :)

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avignon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visite, but be aware of the palace entrance - there are quite a few scammers around. There are the guys who try to tell you the palace is closed exceptionally and they offer to take you somewhere else, far and expensive. Also, there are the overpriced tuck tucks and overpriced taxis, who try to take you to... More 

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