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“Beautiful Temples and Picture Taking”
Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
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Half Day City and Temples Tour including Grand Palace in Bangkok
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Grand Palace Bangkok
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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour
Ranked #9 of 585 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The grounds and different temples here are absolutely breathtaking! Every direction you look there is something new and interesting to see. Unfortunately the palace can get very crowded, and it is relatively expensive at 400 baht, but it is a can't miss destination in Bangkok. Try to go early, and make sure you bring pants and a shirt that comes down to your elbows, otherwise you will be forced to rent or buy clothing there. Also, don't miss the Queen's Thai Silk Museum on the grounds that is included in the price of your ticket. (Plus it is a nice air-conditioned break from the rest of the sights)

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Excellent tourist attraction, can easily take 2 hours.
Don't pay any attention to the people out the front saying that the palace is closed for prayer time, it is open all day every day. They tried to get us in a tuk tuk for an hour to see some other nearby sights.
It was of course boiling hot on the day we went there, so be careful and bring some water because the first place to buy some cool water is about 3/4 of the way through the palace grounds. We also went into the coins museum (as a part of your ticket) which was good to escape the heat in some air conditioning.
IT is very close to a pier (about 5 min walk), so we ended our time by taking a boat down the Chao Praya river.

Thank beakom
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

The grand palace is very close from Khaosan Road where I stayed during my vacation to Bangkok in 2011. I have visited Bnagkok 3 times and the last one was September 2012. I will never feel bored to come again to Bangkok. So, yeah, I will be there again sometime nexy year maybe:).
Btw, regarding the palace, it is very huge and has many beautiful statues.I am not sure if they are covered by genuine gold. The pagoda in the palace is also pretty. So, it is worth visiting.
However when i came there the weather was very hot so it affected my enthusiasm to explore more about the palace. So, when u plan to visit the temple, please bring umbrella, glasses, sun block and hat. Besides, u also have to wear a modest attire to respect the local culture. If you don't wear it, u can hire anyway. Oh yeah, u need to pay 100 bath for the entrance fee.

1  Thank Huminca S
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

OOne of my favourite places in Bangkok. Sadly the locals have realised there is a market in getting tourists to buy clothes to wear to enter so through clothing rules have become almost impossible to comply with. Even if you wear t shirt with sort sleeves and jeans which are as per the rules you Will be asked to buy something else to wear. Inside officials Will rent you clothes where you get your money back after wearing them, but this is not a nice experience so then you buy yet again. It is a shame as the grand palace is a great place to visit but the clothes issue ruins the experience.

1  Thank Angela F
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

You cannot go to Bangkok without visiting theGrand Palace but be aware of the tricky Thai guys well dressed able to speak English telling you that its closed because the Monk are praying or its a special event or it only opens in the afternoon or something else and trying to bring you to the Klongs or in a Tuk Tuk for shopping, the other excuse I heard is also "closed because its the day of the Monks" they are not lacking imagination so even if they have a badge sits a local fake...welcome in Thailand.

Thank Trotteglober
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