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The Grand Palace

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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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Amazing Place to visit - a must see in Bangkok

This is a must see if you are visiting Bangkok, it is amazing. Don't go there on a Sunday morning as its closed to non-Thai visitors, its boiling hot so you will need water, legs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if you are visiting Bangkok, it is amazing. Don't go there on a Sunday morning as its closed to non-Thai visitors, its boiling hot so you will need water, legs MUST be covered by ALL - it is much quieter on week days we were told after visiting it on Sunday afternoon!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I went to the Grand Palace not really expecting to enjoy myself, walking in long pants (required for entry) in the heat usually doesn't appeal to me. I was however pleasently surprised by the grandure and beauty the grounds of the Palace held, the architecture, intricacy of the detail were stunning. Usually i get bored easily but the Palace and... More 

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Kota Tinggi District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended for those who really appreciate architecture and history. It's worth to pay a visit despite the crowd. Remember to dress moderately (long pants and no bare shoulder).

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This Golden Temple and Palace is something to see. Covers about 20 acres, all sorts of beautifully designed buildings all gold paint or leaf. Something to see.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

When we visited it was. A public holiday so probably not the best time to visit extremely busy!! The dress code is strict covered shoulders and legs for both women and men also no photography inside where the Emerald Buddha is situated

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

looked very impressive but I had shorts on and although you can hire for free (with a deposit and long queue) you cannot get in unless you are moderately clothed. from the main Gate very impressive.. watch out for locals trying to rip you off with I sell you clothes..etc... keep walking past them..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This place is also amazing. You will be greeted by street vendors who will tell you the place is closed - don't believe them and go on it. You will have to pay a fee to tour the palace - it's well worth the fee.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Don't go in hot sun. Lot of people around to scam you. Be careful. The palace is very grand and ornamental.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Lots to see - well worth a visit, but make sure your bare flesh is covered as a sign of respect. Also a shame to see parts of the palace in dis-repair as people had damaged the building.

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Lahore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Grand Palace is a beauty, thousands of travellers visit grand palace each day. There are architectural marvels, huge grassy lawns and museums inside the palace.

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