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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
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
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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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One of the key historical sites to visit in Bangkok. Fascinating history, elaborate work on the buildings and carvings. Very crowded with visitors and you have to be appropriately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the key historical sites to visit in Bangkok. Fascinating history, elaborate work on the buildings and carvings. Very crowded with visitors and you have to be appropriately dressed - luckily if you're not they will provide you with something to cover up

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Thank Lilian O
Exton, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not sure that words can do this justice! Beautiful buildings with such history. The Emerald Buddha is not to be missed.

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Thank Chris W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I arrived at 09:00, via Maharaj pier (ferry) and it was pretty busy but not too bad. The grounds are amazing, so many amazing buildings - definetly worth a visit.

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Thank ek1993
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brought my kids to visit the Grand Palace, we took the BTS and went down to Sapan Taksim and just walked from Pier 9 to the Palace. Entrance fee is THB 500 per person, kids 120 cm and below are free of charge. It was Chinese New Year when we visited the place and it was jam packed with visitors.... More 

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Thank Tet C
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really worth a visit - everything seems so majestic in there. glittering of gold is overwhelming. :) Clothing policy is strict there but they give you clothes to wear if you don't have them on you. It's relatively inexpensive for such a big site, but the amount of tourists going through is unbelievable. Really crowded at times, but that's why... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a nice thing to do whilst in BKK, make sure you take or wear trousers though and no vests. you can hire or buy clothes from outside for around 100bht though if required. Worth a look for the pictures alone

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Grand Palace on Saturday at 1 p.m. Needless to say it was a madhouse, full of people, but the attraction itself was outstanding. We loved all of the sculptures and the Emerald Buddha was simply amazing. This seems like a must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was worth a visit, first temple we went to in Thailand so we enjoyed it the most as they get a bit 'samey'. Good place to experience the culture.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palace sits among grounds filled with temples and shrines and Buddha in various forms and is beautiful to behold. You have to spend a few hours to really take in and appreciate the entire complex and the beauty and majesty created and built by hand for the most part. Stunning!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Approached best from river cruise. From pier head down through the street vendors and follow the crowds to entrance though once through the gates not really that well signposted re purchasing tickets.. Found by chance really well within the grounds. Queues to buy go down very quickly but be aware that need to wear sleeves not good enough just to... More 

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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.