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“Go early”
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 570 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 May 17, 2013

The directions were unclear when getting off the boat at the pier and although not a long walk we went the wrong way and had to fight our way in the heat and humidity through stinky crowded street markets and couldn't find the entrance. Ended up at Wat Pho and then decided to get a tuk-tuk back to the entrance. We tried to bargain with the price, thought we'd succeeded but in fact they tricked us by dropping us at the exit not the entrance! By the time we got to the entrance it was so crowded with people trying to sell you appropriate dress and queues so long standing in the sun, we just gave up! Go early and probably best with a group.

Thank Jenny G
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

First, don't believe anyone who approaches you to tell you the palace is closed. They are lying. As a general rule, don't listen to anyone who approaches you in Bangkok. Sad truth.

You will need to have appropriate clothing cover your legs and arms, however you can borrow some for FREE inside the gates. Just leave a 200 baht deposit. Or you can buy some outside for whatever price you negotiate.

The grounds are beautiful, as you would imagine. Be sure to bring a sunbrella and lots of water. It is hard to find a resting spot under what little shade is around.

2  Thank 5_Around_The_World
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

It was very crowded but worth visiting. Everywhere you turned was an incredible artifact. Be sure to be prepared to remove shoes when required.

Thank pghs67
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

The palace is incredible and very interesting with enough different parts to keep children interested for most of the time. We spent a whole afternoon there but it was incredibly hot and our son started to struggle but there is water and juice to buy at the entrance.

Thank therewasanoldlady
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

some places cannot be out of your list, and the grand palace is definitely one of them. The beauty of the place makes you breathless. here you can easily spend the whole day - depending on the weather of coursE!!!

but get ready; there is dresscode!! jeans and a normal tshirt should be fine!

1  Thank Pinotti86
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