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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like, literally when they first open or you will be hot and crowded like you wouldn't believe. Definitely worth seeing though!

Thank nikkimarks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the BTS (towards Bang Wa) and alight at Saphan Taksin. Walk a short distance to the ferry terminal to take a ferry to the Grand Palace. You can either pay a 50 baht one-way trip (or 180 baht whole day hop on hop off trip on the blue flag ferry) or a 15 baht one-way trip each time on the orange flag ferry.
We took the orange flag ferry which most other tourists and the locals do. But be forewarned that it is very crowded. We were not sure if the operator was overloading the ferry and whether it was totally safe! The staff were just yelling out instructions in Thai which most of us didn’t understand!
There is a 500 baht entrance fee for each visitor. And you have to be appropriately dressed. No tank tops, spaghetti strapped blouses, shorts, bermudas, mini-skirts etc. Otherwise you would have to purchase pants or tee-shirts to cover up. We have to be respectfully dressed as there is a Buddhist temple that you can enter.
There are many tour groups with their own guides. You can hire an audio to guide you on the grounds. We just grabbed a map that helped us figure out which building and its significance.
The entire tour took us 3-4 hours. Your entrance ticket also covers entry to Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (which most people didn’t realise or bother to go).

Thank AdrianBerni
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular! Don’t miss this attraction! Be sure to mind the dress code or you can’t enter. You can purchase long pants and sarongs but the line is long. Recommend going on the morning because the heat is brutal. So every tasty authentic restaurants nearby.

Thank cathleenalaimo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went early but not early enough. The Grand Palace is CROWDED. But, it’s one of those must see places. The dress code is strictly enforced, no shorts, shoulders covered so be prepared for that. And, bring a water bottle, there are refilling stations and you will need it. The emerald Buddha was underwhelming but the whole place is magnificent!

Thank danam133
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful place. But way too many rude and crazy visitors. 1000s of people everywhere you look all pushing you out of the way for pictures. So if you like crazy people and crowds like you’ve never witnessed before, this place is for you

Thank t0mmytim
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited at night after walking around the old part of the city. Unable to see much except the towers and spires that were visible because of their height

Thank Rusty T
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing buildings with stunning gardens - make sure you take the day to visit the other places of interest in the area too Stunning

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed yesterday

One tip, get there early as otherwise you will be fighting for space with the thousands of other visitors. Take water with you as it's very hot and not much shade. An impressive location and a 'must' when visiting Bangkok. Take a taxi.

Thank GTofSurrey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From reading the reviews we were anticipating the crowds and were not disappointed! Huge numbers of coach parties were shepherded around by umbrella waving guides. It's worth stating that you can now pay for your entrance ticket by credit card. Armed with our free leaflet, we tried to make our own way around the site but were hampered by the confusing signs on the buildings with numbers that didn't correspondent to the leaflet. Apart from the temple of the Emerald Budha nothing was open to enter. Contrast this to Wat Pho where most buildings could be visited.
Although a huge site, we felt that there was little to detain us in the temple complex and we headed to the Grand Palace. However, this proved to be similarly "view from the outside only ".
By contrast, the building dedicated to the textile collection of Queen Sirikit was an oasis of calm with more staff than visitors. With an interesting display of batiks from Java and the Queen's own haute couture dresses, shoes and hats from the 1960s it made for a pleasant interlude. There's an interactive room where you can design your own batik sarong on the screen and try some items of costume. The shop sells high quality silks and souvenirs based on traditional designs unlike the tourist tat you find elsewhere.

Thank LaNyonsaise
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see if you are in Bangkok. Huge territory, get to know lots about history, culture and religion of Thailand. Very touristic at all times I think, but it’s ok.

Thank devetasV
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