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The Grand Palace

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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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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Reviewed today

Great place to visit and a must. Amazing architecture and loved the history behind Thai culture. Did get busy as expected but bearing that in mind it is still and beautiful place to visit,

Thank Debra J
Reviewed today

Beautiful structure. Definitely worth a visit. Weather was very hot though and lots of con-men around so beware.

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Reviewed today via mobile

This was my third visit to this palace. This time I decided to understand it’s background. After King Rama I took became the king, after Taksin died, he relocated the seat of power of Thailand to Bangkok and built the Grand Palace here in May...More

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Its beautiful but I would suggest a tour since we didn't do one. will go back with a tour guide. The structure is amazing.

Thank Diyaksha I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went quite early to the grand palace about 9-9.30am and yes it was crowded but not too bad. Our hotel gave us instructions on what we could and couldn’t wear, though they said we couldn’t wear sandals or flip flops so we wore trainers...More

Thank muppetfan-essex
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit if you want to understand the Thai culture and respect for their royalty and great to take family on a tour of this historical site and others like Buddhist temples and the old part of this vibrant city

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Reviewed yesterday

Coach park is a bit of a trek, in the heat, to walk to Royal Palace entrance and before you enter to need to make sure you are dressed modestly or get the correct cover-up attire from sellers nearby. Once inside you will be probably...More

Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like many other reviews, it’s a must place to visit at least for once. Wear decently, no sleeveless or shorts. It was crowded when we went even during rainy days. Get a guide book so you won’t miss out the history and the thing you...More

Thank Lis C
Reviewed yesterday

The buildings were very interesting and the variety of history that went along with them. My favorite was the Phra Wiharn Yod that was decorated with porcelain ceramic from the Chinese ballast off their cargo ships!

Thank forshara
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Very popular with coach tours, so I would recommend getting there early to be able to enjoy this amazing building. well worth the visit. Make sure to have shoulders covered, I took a scarf, but the wouldn't accept this and I had to buy a...More

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from Marilyn R | Reviewed this property |
It was a friend of taxi driver who took us to the palace.
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Arnel B | Reviewed this property |
get the taxi. it's much quicker and cheaper. the meter starts at 35 baht and then runs like a normal taxi. we paid 120 baht to our hotel which took an hour travel in peak hour traffic. quite cheap for 5 people.