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“Expensive but good”
Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
Ranked #6 of 574 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 23, 2013

It cost us 500 THB to visit the Royal Palace.... When you get there, it can be overwhelming with the a mouth of people walking in and out of the grounds.

Don't forget to cover shoulders and knees and this applies to men as well. If you do forget....there is a place where ou can rent the trousers and shawls inside. DO NOT rent it from the vendor outside.

Beautiful grounds, but 500 THB is a bit too expensive.

Thank devourk
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We loved this place! So many tourists. It's better if maybe you go there early in the morning for a very nice view of area without having to squeeze yourself in the crowd.

Thank Melanie R
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Temple overload. And each one different. You really must explore every temple and every Buddhist statue. But be there early to avoid the hordes of tourist visiting the place.

Thank Scrumpchie
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A must-see in any Bangkok visitor's itinerary, the Grand Palace is indeed a great tourist attraction that gives one a sense of Thai royal history and culture. The palace grounds is one whole complex filled with interesting architecture. The buildings in it are beautiful as they are functional - each of them served or are still serving some purpose for the Thai royal administration. Some buildings are permanently closed to the public but can be seen only from outside closed gates. Bring an umbrella and a fan as the area is quite sprawling.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful palace, breathtaking monuments and artwork. I would advise half a day here to try take everything in as there is so much to see. You need to cover shoulders and top of legs, including guys. You can hire clothes to cover you from guys outside the entrance for only £1 although some of the clothes are laughable, I had a floral shirt that looked like it was the 70s! We got some amazing pictures and was nice to sit in the gardens and just take it all in, as it is so busy with tours it can get abit manic. I think it is better to do the palace yourself rather than as part of tour group as you will really appreciate it when you take the time to look closely.

Thank Charlene M
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