The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace, Bangkok: Hours, Address, The Grand Palace Reviews: 4/5

The Grand Palace
4
from $5.13
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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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yuki2hikari
Tokyo, Japan2 contributions
Glorious past
Feb 2021
If you want to see what a great glorious past Thailand holds! thats the place to visit. Lots of gold gold gold.
Written April 6, 2021
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Imm_ThaiTrav
Bangkok, Thailand66 contributions
Absolutely a must-see
Oct 2020
The most famous and gorgeous temple in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha is considered the most sacred statue in Thailand. In 1782, King Rama I succeeded to the throne and decided to move the capital from Ayutthaya to Bangkok. This means the end of the Ayutthaya period but the beginning of the Rattanakosin period (Bangkok). Wat Phra Kaew was built since then on the ground of the Grand Palace. The main entrance for tourists is Viseschaisri Gate only, which is on Na Phra Lan Road. The ticket costs 500 baht for a foreigner (Thai is free) A strict dress code applies. If you wear the prohibited clothes, you have to buy a new one that available at the main entrance gate (T-Shirt costs about 200 baht, for example)
Written March 20, 2021
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Venus_Court
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Dual Pricing
Jan 2021
In common with many tourist attractions in Thailand, The Grand Palace operates a discriminatory Dual Pricing Policy. Entry for non-Thais is THB 500. Thais get free entry.
Written February 19, 2021
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Alice
France1 contribution
Nice place to visit
Nov 2020
Nice place to visit. Many things to see around. Landmarks are quite known and famous. Must visit. I guess due to covid there were few people.
Written January 5, 2021
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MissL219
Essex, UK1,457 contributions
Beautiful temple
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a must see if you're in Bangkok. There is so much gold and lots to see. Go early to beat the crowds and avoid the heat. You have to be covered to enter the temple. We found the price reasonable.
Written January 3, 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines399 contributions
Great Temple Complex but too hot, overcrowded and pricey
Nov 2019
Grand Palace is one of the famous landmarks of Bangkok, with it’s dazzling golden temples, it’s definitely an eye catcher! This is used to be the residence of the king but today, it’s used for ceremonial events and ofcourse, an attraction for tourists. Grand Palace is considered Thailand’s most sacred site so proper clothing and behavior should be observed within the premises. I'm giving it a 3 star only as I think the ticket price is too high as I've only spent a couple of hours at this temple complex, I didn't utilize what I paid that much as the weather is too hot to walk around and it's too crowded.
Written October 6, 2020
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mickie
Torrevieja, Spain3 contributions
Cruise ship visit
Nov 2019
Fabulous palace gold gold and more gold coverings it is quite astounding and all because of peoples beliefs and quite different to anything I had seen before
Written October 2, 2020
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Denise B
27 contributions
So beautiful!
Feb 2020
Went over Chinese New Year and absolutely loved seeing the temples of Bangkok. Despite of the holiday, it wasn't crowded at all. This is a must see!
Written September 21, 2020
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Billy Kennedy
Pattaya, Thailand95 contributions
Good Visit
Sep 2020 • Family
Great historical place, great for families, though if you want to really stop and read all the signs may want to leave the little ones at home!
Written September 6, 2020
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Brian Carter
San Antonio, TX60 contributions
Very impressive palace & grounds, beware scammers
Jan 2020
The palace & grounds are amazing, definintely worth the visit. The cost to enter is reasonable, just wear repectful clothing. The downside of the Grand Palace is access and scam artists. Any honest taxi can take you there. Upon leaving, honest taxis are impossible to find. Use Grab, LineMan, or other app for taxi pickup. There are no trains and the boat taxis are over 1KM from exit. Buses require you walk to the main road and are difficult for most tourists to figure out. Be very wary of scammers. The simplest scam are crooked taxis charging 2-4 times the meter rate. The worst scammers are those masquerading as "official tour guides" with faked credentials. Their English is good as they explain the palace is closed to foreigners that day, morning, or afternoon. Then they ask how much you paid for the taxi, suggest you were scammed, and offer to find you a bargain Tuk Tuk to take you to other temples and sites until the Palace "opens." The whole thing is a lie. The Tuk Tuk drivers take you to a small nearby Wat and then to a series of shops and malls who give the drivers kickbacks. The Palace was open all along. Thais are incredibly honest in almost all areas. The exceptions are certain "tour guides," many Tuk Tuk drivers, and some taxis who target unsuspecting tourists. They are not typical of Thais, and some of them are not Thai. The Palace is worth the visit, just ensure you are dropped off at the right entrance and can request a taxi pickup from your mobile or tablet.
Written September 1, 2020
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