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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 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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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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Wonderful architecture

The quality of the work that went into preparing this palace was phenomenal! I went for the culture but I was mesmerized by the architecture and detail on such a large scale... read more

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It is an average place to visit.. The ticket is bit over prized and is heavily crowded..it is recommended for people who are interested in architecture and stories related to building..

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The quality of the work that went into preparing this palace was phenomenal! I went for the culture but I was mesmerized by the architecture and detail on such a large scale. Take a step back and look around and really take notice, you'll be amazed

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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We were not able to visit the Grand Palace inside, because of the King's death. But outside it was surely also worthwhile to admire.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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We are visiting our family very good and very nice very clear and comfortable thanks. We want to recommendation specialy for grand palace for all of traveler.

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The architecture speaks for itself! It was very crowded as many of the Thais were paying their respects to the king but they did not hinder our experience at all!!

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It is a must see if you go to Bangkok. It sets the bar if you know you will be seeing plenty of temples. The place was surrounded by mourners due to the death of the King but the people could not be more hospitable. They were passing out food and water everywhere.

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We went here on a tour, it was nice to see the history and culture, very pretty. The funniest part was what I'm naming the hot-hot-dash. Most places you have to take your shoes off before entering, but when you do that here, you have to then dash inside across very hot marble floors. The details I can't quite remember,... More 

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This place is the home of the royal family, you can see their properties and their royal army. This place is located next to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and your admission fee is included on the $500 bath fee for the Emerald Buddha.

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Tried to visit the palace on 3rd December 2016. (This was our second attempt as we missed out on entering in 2015 due to being scammed outside after being told we were inappropriately dressed!!!) On this occasion we came equipped with a bag full of clothes to wear to make sure we each had on the correct attire. Understandably tensions... More 

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The architecture and history behind the palace was amazing and interesting. However, we went on a Sunday and it was crowded with tourists and locals. There is a dress code for both male and females so please check before you go. I do think it is overpriced but it is still worth a visit if you are visiting Bangkok.

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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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