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The Grand Palace

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Banglamphu
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Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Not Closed! Dress Code! Passport! Must-see in Bangkok

One: Ignore the guys on the street telling you it's closed. They're scammers Two: Shoulders and knees must be covered. No shorts for men. You can rent close there. Yuck... read more

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Cleveland, Ohio
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One: Ignore the guys on the street telling you it's closed. They're scammers Two: Shoulders and knees must be covered. No shorts for men. You can rent close there. Yuck. Three: passports are needed for admittance. Mine was not opened, but was seen/noted as I walk through the metal detector. Go early as it gets approximately 40k visitors per dsy.

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This is an unbelievable place! The architecture is amazing. It gets busy so best to visit on a weekday in the morning, also you don't want to be walking around when its too hot as there is a huge amount to see and most of it is outside! If you are in Bangkok this is a must see. A good... More 

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Chugiak, Alaska
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We enjoyed the Grand Palace. What a beautiful place. We were accompanied by a guide who explained the history.

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Had to pay 500 baht to get it, it was crazy crowded and there was honestly not much to see. I don't regret going in but wouldn't come back, ever.

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Paris, France
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The palace and the temples around it are definitely a must see in Bangkok! They are absolutely breathtaking!

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Vancouver, Canada
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The Palace is amazing This is a mass see when you are in Bangkok We had a tour guide with us all the time we were in Thailand and if we did not have him. We would not have seen the Palace because of the long line going in. He know where to enter fast in the back

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Very busy but you can believe this is the top tourist attraction in Bangkok. Both the palace and the associated temples are vibrant in their colours and their architecture. Fantastic topiary in front of the palace.

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Took the Chao Phaya express boat to the palace. The entrance is relatively expensive (500 baht) and includes a few attractions we did not go to. The whole area is beautiful and impressive.

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Wow . What a beautiful palace. This is the number one must do in bangkok. We visited weekday around 11 and the place was busy with tourists. You will need to travel with your passports as they are asking for Identification .at security gate. Tickets are 100thb which is extremely cheap to get in and you are also entitled to... More 

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I stayed nearby at a hotel was convenient to view. If you go to Bangkok you should visit here, but not on my to do again list.

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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.
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