When I went there the place was jam packed. Going inside the gates was approached by a tour guide offering to take me around. Normally I steer clear of this sort of setup smelling a scam but no it was all good, can't remember how much I paid but was very cheap. Ended up coupling up with another group and we are shared the cost.
The benefit: besides the obvious being shown around and explained what everything is was that we were able to get in straight away without queuing for tickets as the line was long.
This place is a must see on your visit to Bangkok. Awesome buildings if you only go to one temple in Thailand, go to this one and recommend getting a guide
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