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The Grand Palace

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really fabulous the Palace Complex and all constructions around! Emerald Buddha-must to see in Bangkok! The details of each construction are fantastical: colors, materials. I really admire the dedication of Thai people for their kings...

Date of experience: November 2019
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The Grand Palace is one of the many places you have to see on a visit to Bangkok. You could even arrive by boat/water taxi. It’s extremely busy and getting in can be a squeeze, however, once your in it’s worth it. The architecture is...More

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

It was quite overcrowded and we had to buy some cloth inside as they stated we weren't properly dressed. It was nice really beautiful just that it was really hot on top of the crowd. But a visit is definitely a must

Date of experience: December 2019
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To do at least once in life. Very nice place with colors !! But there is a lot of mass tourism ! An unmissable place

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To be clear, the architecture is absolutely stunning. The palace grounds are beautiful to look at, and you will marvel at the artistry in the buildings and sculptures...when you’re not busy getting pushed around by the crowds and your groups trying to stick together. I...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank gconti82
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited here during our trip to Bangkok. The tour is almost totally outside (and self guided) so you are subject to the weather and sun. Having said that you really should see this on a sunny day! The sun dazzles you...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank cornwall15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The grand palace has a stunning architecture. Its entrance fee is steep (500 baht) but you will enjoy the beautiful complex and the emerald Buddha. It is like 10 minutes walking from reclining Buddha, it is not in the same complex as reclining Buddha, you...More

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank 173hanyg
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Grand Palace is amazing. the the beauty and details are just mind boggling. But would really recommend getting a guide. we went to the Royal palace in Cambodia without a guide and it was amazing too, but we didn't understand half of what we...More

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Surfbum101NM
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an absolute must when going to Bangkok. Amazing place with lots of history and wonderful buildings.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Kimmen1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok and the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. Two of the most prominent buildings found on the grounds of the Grand Palace are Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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December 15, 2019|
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Response from 952michaln | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but please try to buy all the tickets locally, as in 99% cases they would be much cheaper than online booked ones.
December 8, 2019|
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Response from SeanRafter | Reviewed this property |
The royal family does great chartiable work throughout Thailand
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Response from Schony29 | Reviewed this property |
It was busy, but the queue for credit card/e-tickets was very short and I just got the tickets in minutes. Go early though to see the free show, which is off site, at the end of your visit. The show is only on Monday to... More
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