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The Grand Palace
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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew...
Ranked #6 of 613 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 January 7, 2013

This was a stunning building to see. Very bright with lots of great architecture and history. A must visit for any body who goes to Bangkok. Try and include a boat trip down the river to get to the palace and don't forget to wear trousers to get in...you can hire them for from outside vendors if needs be!

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Like all attractions in Bangkok it is very easy to get to by taxis(cost £1-£2). The enclosed area contains a number of buildings & gardens, all worth seeing and photographing. I liked seeing the weapons and coin collections. I found it all very interesting showing what theThai Royal Family had built and collected in the grounds.The entry fee is very smallfor at least 3 hours enjoyment.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A good mornings visit. Ladies dont were clothes that have open shoulders and tight pants, take a sarong with you. Men no shorts are permitted.
As you get near teh temple people will tell you it is closed and we were told this by at least 3 people. I am not sure as to thier reasons for doing this, but I think they try get you into a taxi and take you to another temple or palace. The palace is open every day. it is very big and great for photo opportunities.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

There is much to see at the Grand Palace so allow yourself a minimum of 2 hours to really take it in. The architecture is stunning.

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My hotel was in Sukhumvit. There was two way to go to Grand Palace. 1) By Taxi or Tuktuk. 2) Sky Train + Boat. As I was traveling with my family, I hired a Tuktuk by 20 Baht. Usually a Tuktuk or Taxi change you around 200 to 250 Baht. But sometime they offer you to visit their referred Games gallery and make your rent almost zero. No matter you buy anything from there, but the taxi will get commission to bring you over there.
Anyway, we arrived at Grand Palace gate around 11a.m. Usually the grand palace open from 8am to 3:30 pm. Some people outside may tell you that the grand palace is closed; this is a common scam they make to see you their own prescribed places.
My wife and me have to buy the Grand palace entrance ticket which cost 500 Baht per person. But they didn’t charge for my 7 years old son. Just after get in, it’s a different world. The Temples and Pagodas are so colorful. There are different kinds of statues to present different mythological character. It’s good to bring sufficient water and an umbrella with you inside Grand palace. And also don’t wear any sleeveless, shorts or sandal during the Grand palace visit.
This is a photographer’s paradise. You will get different colorful subjects and different angles to photograph. You will find some wall painting saying different storied of Hindu and Buddhist mythology. You will also get a view of Emerald Buddha inside grand palace. That is a wonderful thing to see. There are few others temple you must visit inside grand palace. Just outside grand palace you will see a wonderful garden. Using the same ticket of grand palace you can visit two museum.
I will say, your Bangkok tour is incomplete if you didn’t visit Grand Palace.

Thank RoyDebashis
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