The Upper Terrace

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The Upper Terrace
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Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas • Architectural Buildings

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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Dec 2018
During our vacation in Bangkok we had visited the beautiful Grand Palace complex and the Upper Terrace is located within the complex. This is included in the 500 baht ticket price which includes the Wat Phra, Golden Stupa, Grand Palace, Queen Sirikit museum of textiles. The view from this place of the temple complex and the palace is mesmerizing and a paradise for all photography lovers.
Written October 8, 2019
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,002 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is definitely the most interesting place you are allowed to enter after paying 500 Bahts admission fee for the Grand Palace. It's a wonderful example of splendid architecture, full of interesting details.
Written September 11, 2017
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,287 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
The Grand Palace is guarded by two giant Yakshaws, mythical creatures that date to the 1300s. There are dozens of structures within the walled Grand Palace complex: Chakri Group, Temple of Emerald Buddha, Phra Siratana Chedi (the golden, bell-shaped stupa), the Palace itself, Bangkok City Pillar Shrine, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, and many more. The Upper Terrace is a grand place to view many of these structures, as depicted in the accompanying photos. Walk along the Upper Terrace and views of various structures change with the light and perspective. The best part of Upper Terrace is that there's no additional charge for this hidden gem; it's included in the admission price to the Grand Palace complex.
Written March 12, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is a somehow elevated area of the Grand palace.
The view from here is nice and you can visit some of the temples and pagodas in this area during your visit of the entire palace complex.
Written February 6, 2017
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
The buildings are crowded in together and walking around on the upper terrace lets you see details up close and gives you a view of adjacent buildings too. This is really a must see area of the Grand Palace grounds.
Written August 28, 2016
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC4,066 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is a very crowded attraction. It's worth going to see in order to say you've seen it, but if you have limited time and limited patience with people, skip it!
Written June 25, 2016
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Caroline M
123 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
On the Upper Terrace and from the Upper Terrace you will see a lot of characters and animals from Thai mythology. Another great part of the tour of the Grand Palace grounds.
Written June 6, 2016
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EHinOz
Margate, Australia804 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I visited this unusual attraction on Chakri Day - the 6th of April, and the anniversary of the founding of the Chakri dynasty by King Rama I. It is the only day of the year that The Royal Pantheon is open to the public,so I made the effort to go and see it and the statues of each of the Chakri kings therein. It's a stunning building and the interior is richly decorated with a great deal of gold. Unfortunately, due to visitor control ropes, it's impossible to get close enough to the statues to make out their features or any of the details of these important images. And photography is not allowed, so unless you're a Thai wishing to pay homage to your past sovereigns, it's rather a wasted visit. Perhaps next year those in charge might allow visitors to get a little closer? If you'd like to see images of the Chakri kings, you'll need to track them down on the Internet.
Written April 18, 2016
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MawaNewYork
Westchester County, NY820 contributions
Oct 2015
Yes, this is a holy place, but it's also eye candy like you'd never believe. So much packed onto one terrace as well as views of nearby equally beautiful buildings. You can't miss the tall golden-tiled spire of Phra Siratana Chedi; the exteriors of the buildings and memorials are exquisite, and the statues of human figures are stunning. Not to be missed when visiting Bangkok.
Written December 29, 2015
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
The upper terrace of the Grand Palace complex has four main monuments of which one is the model of Angkor Wat. Mythological animal sculptures are also found here with the white elephant being one of them. Its beautiful here but very hot so come early or be prepared with umbrella or hats.
Written August 17, 2015
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