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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
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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
Fee: Yes
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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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A must visit for tourists

Beautiful architecture and of course a lot of Buddhas. Definitely visit it but don't take any offers of help or guides. Not necessary and could cost you a lot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here to see the palace. it was wall to wall people. You need to have your arms and legs covered so you have to either have long pants on or rent outfits. The line up to rent was long. After we left, we were waiting to cross the street. A friendly local comes up to us and starts talking.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful architecture and of course a lot of Buddhas. Definitely visit it but don't take any offers of help or guides. Not necessary and could cost you a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent architecture. Find a guide / build yourself with the knowledge before you visit. Then it might be bit more interesting

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Too crowded. Saw it from outside. Dunno if we can enter this place. Ok to visit once. But no need to see again. English architecture around. I personally dont think anyone needs to see it. I would prefer roaming the streets around than go to this crowded place.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, the temples at The Grand Palace are extremely beautiful! We opted not to take a tour guide and use the free booklet you are given at arrival to keep our costs down. Go early to beat the crowds and the heat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the great places to visit on this planet. I cannot understand how anyone can rate it less than excellent or very good. Dress appropriately, otherwise you won't be allowed in without being taken to a room to change. They supply (99% certain it won't be your style) clothing to wear. Avoid the con men in the area outside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really felt the grand palace was over rated and over priced. The initial temple area is no better than any other temples we visited in Asia. In fact the packed crowds made it our least favorite. The nicest part was after the temples and just looking at the palace it self as you make your way to the exit.... More 

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Kuala Lumpuh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the palace where previous Thai kings were staying before, now it become the place for worship and also open to special national guest for special function. Need lots of energy to walk around and very crowded in special occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to dress appropriately. A little bit overpriced (500 Baht/person). We took some very nice prictures.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is probably busy every day all day so just be patient and walk with the crowds. The grounds are really big and beautiful. Lots of colourful paintings and beautiful big gold statues

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Staying in Banglamphu

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Banglamphu
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 Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.