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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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Very beautiful place

This is the most expensive attraction in BKK, but it is also the most complete. It will take surely a half day to visit this place, but it is worthy. Enjoy the temples, the... read more

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is the most expensive attraction in BKK, but it is also the most complete. It will take surely a half day to visit this place, but it is worthy. Enjoy the temples, the dehors, but you have to know that it will be a very crowdy place!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impressive site and worth a visit. Very busy attraction with good reason. You'll need to fight your way through the crowds in places but it's a beautiful place that should be on your itinerary.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand palace was listed as a must-see place if you're in Bangkok. The place is huge and divided into a few different areas. Be ready to be in the sun and make sure you're dressed correctly as they are strict with their dress code. So do come dress in long pants/ skirt and wear tops with sleeves or tshirt. Once... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Lots of tourists. Hard to enjoy in peace. Beautiful drawings along the perimeter of the palace. The architectures in the center are magnificent. Make sure you have taken enough pictures in the center before going through a road to view more lovely buildings outside the perimeter.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the way out of the temple of the emerald buddha you can see the grand palace. It's a nice building but after all the temple buildings it looks average. I didn't spend much time with it because after the temple I just wanted to get out of all the sparkle and gold and also the huge amount of tourists... More 

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A combined visit with nearby temples would make your day pretty much packed and enjoyable. It is a good visit for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit to the Grand Palace is a must but be warned, it's so busy. Remember to wear modest clothing (if you're a lady) and trousers (if you're a man), but if you forget rental items are available on entry at very reasonable prices. I'd suggest you take some water with you, especially if it's very hot like our visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This a large complex crowded with tourists and locals. There are many buildings crowded together within the palace complex. There are signs throughout showing where to go for short, medium, and long tours. Decide what you want to see and follow the appropriate signs - or just wander if you have time. The Wall murals are wonderful and are in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Grand Palace is a must if you're visiting Thailand. The intricate work on the palace buildings is beautiful. The temple of the Emerald Buddha is also close to it. Do carry an umbrella and water with you since it can get very hot. They also have a dress code and require people to wear full sleeve and long pants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful palace, a must in Bangkok if you are here for the first time! 👍 👍 👏 very well kept and you can take amazing pictures of one of the amazing places of Bangkok!

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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.