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“Cultural visit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
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$45.70*
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Half Day City and Temples Tour including Grand Palace in Bangkok
Ranked #8 of 524 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Cultural visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I like the many different cultural building inside the palace. There is a building which is a fusion of Thai and European style which is really amazing and beautiful! Definitely a must visit place!

However, do bear in mind to wear pants and long sleeves for ladies together with covered shoes to enter!

Visited December 2012
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“Grand Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

If you have never been you gotta go. Amazing place. Make sure you go early just as they open. Unfortunately the river boats do not run early so grab a taxi and go. Make sure you do not accept a free taxi ride outside the Palace as it's a scam to get you to visit a number of store selling all kinds of gifts. The taxi guy gets a tip for everyone he takes there. It's 2 hours wasted !

Visited November 2012
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“An absolute must-see in Bangkok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is such an iconic landmark of Thailand, so it's a must-see! Go with a tour if you want an explanation of the many buildings and temples in this grand complex. Or simply go on your own, you could spend hours here, coupled with the low admission fee, no wonder the Grand Palace is constantly crowded with people! Within the palace complex are several impressive buildings, royal reception halls, and the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). You must dress appropriately to be allowed in -- shoulders, legs, and feet must be covered.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful grounds, interesting buildings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Grand Palace at Wat Phra Kaeo is the official residence of the Thai Royal family, and it shows. The place is immaculate, the gardens are beautifully tended, and there is a regal air to the place. The is little access to the insides of the buildings, especially on weekends, where there is none. Interesting to hear about how the king will be cremated, when he passes away. There is a small museum near the gate, housing mostly older parts of the Temple that have been replaced or restored.

As you walk out, you can either exit the grounds or visit the Queen 's textile museum, which is worthwhile, as you will learn a lot about why the Royal Family is so revered. Also nicely air conditionned, which is great after a few hours in the hot sun! Very nice gift shop as well, so give it a go!

Visited March 2013
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were lucky and had a guide to ourself and she took us around all of the best bits. The architecture is amazing. Well worth going. Make sure you can cover up and carry water, it is hot!

Visited January 2013
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