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The Grand Palace

Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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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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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed today via mobile

For all the hype, it's a bit of a let down since all you can do is view the palace from the outside, take a few photos, and walk by.

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Reviewed today

Very easy to visit as it is in city center. The buildings are excellent but a bit crowded. As there are outdoor areas, it is better to bring an umbrella for the sun or rain.

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Reviewed today

This place is gorgeous. It's probably the #1 attraction in Bangkok. History, architecture, everything is on point here. Highly recommend!

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to visit on Monday morning. It was crowded with people mountain which made us can’t access the main view points. We were melted by the sun as there was no roof top or shelter around inside palace. Charge THB$500/head entrance fee doesn’t worth...More

Thank Damian W
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful heritage for the countries region, I loved wondering around the temple and grand palace even in the Bangkok heat. Learn about the culture and history this amazing city/country has to offer

Thank Holly D
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to visit, but is really crowded. Make sure to see changing of the guard. Complex is big so make plenty of time to see everything

Thank Carlos00008
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Reviewed yesterday

you cannot be in Brussels without seeing this. Tourist traps all around but not so bad as in other European capitals. just go there and enjoy for a while the crowdds and the musicians. It is very often a place for shows and events. The...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Just roaming in front of this grandeur gives an eyeful of Thai royal architectural marvel! I hope they open it for tourists in future!!

Thank Preeti U
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly crowded no matter what time you go and they make you walk long distances to reach the entrance gate. Entry is 500 bhaat, which I feel like is not worth it. Lots of walking around even though the architecture is amazing. Dress code is...More

Thank Fatema B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was fairly disappointed with this area. I already am having a bad experience as I was using the hop in hop off tourist trap boat, then was dropped off fairly far from where the palace was and needed to walk about 14 minutes from...More

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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
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Yan669902
June 20, 2018|
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Response from karlo a | Reviewed this property |
I was there yesterday, and yes it is okay to wear thongs in fact most I've seen are wearing sandals and thongs.
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bettymendoza62
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They accommodated many different languages. I heard some Spanish speaking guides. Plan in advance and I'm sure they will find a Spanish speaking guide for you.
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Jing Y
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Sekjr | Reviewed this property |
Just be aware that the ticket (500THB - if they haven't increased it) is for a single entry. That means, you can't go out and come back in again. The only bldgs you can't go in are the administrative bldgs, and the main... More
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