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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several...
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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dont go there on higs season to may people but its reaaly worth to go over there and make sure before You go there to dont wear flip flops shirts shorts but even if You forgot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Save your time by not visiting this place. They charge a hefty entry fee and the place is too crowded by the tourists. They are very strict with the dress code no short clothes are allowed in the premises.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

dont go there on higs season to may people but its reaaly worth to go over there and make sure before You go there to dont wear flip flops shirts shorts but even if You forgot its easy to rent some cloth(deposit 200BHT)

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was a great time seeing the Grand Temple. It WILL be packed and hot. Men and Women must wear long pants - We wore jeans and were miserable. I recommend bringing a light pair of cotton pants or pick some up on the streets before making this trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Watch out for a security official. He pretends to help but suggests a tour that leads you to a dodgy gem and tailor shop. The tuktuk guy gets a gas voucher as an incentive and makes you feel guilty when you realise you are being scammed. Do the grand palace tour. It's open and if you are wearing shorts they... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

this is nicest place to visit in bangkok, thai land. somethings is quite crowed people, but basic nice.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

spectacular grounds with lots to see different temples amazing detail... everywhere you turn there is something else to see... Amazing!!!! Enjoy!!!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

when we went to the Grand Palace I was into Video in a big way and had a semi professional camera, they took it off me and locked it in a cell, so we used may wifes camera, we spent about 4 to 5 hours filming using several cassettes, absolutely fasanating, demonstrates the skills of the Thai people, I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Grand palace is really a grand place. The whole area , inside is excellent. Many tourist mainly Europians visits there. Inside of this palace is absolutely golden. Temples and statues are really wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is closed during the weekend, something that I was not aware of. The Grand Palace impresses even from a distance, and the external architecture is amazing. Need to visit Bangkok again without a doubt to explore the Grand Palace!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Another example of infinite beauty and craftsmanship; an amazing experience of spirituality regardless of what beliefs you might have. However the throngs of disrespectful people seemed limitless and unending. We tried to go early but obviously not early enough to beat the sea of humanity only stopping long enough to take a selfie in front of each work of art.

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