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“Charming Palace right in the city centre!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Payathai Palace

Payathai Palace
Ranked #273 of 530 things to do in Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
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226 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Charming Palace right in the city centre!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

The Palace is opened for a free guided tour on Tue., Thu., Sat. and Sun..
The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable and full of passion.

Can't really believe it's free of charge with such a long, fully packed half day tour.

Shouldn't miss the coffee shop "Norasingha" also.

worth a visit. cosy atmosphere and meaningful history. (not sure about the other tour guides, though.)

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“We came in too late. We could have seen more if went earlier.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

After reading an article about it, I decided to check it out. It really does not hold too much promise in terms of amazement and surprises. It's up to you if you really want to check out where the Queen used to stay for her short-break. However, if you are expecting something more charming like the temples and the ruins, you may want to skip this place. There's not much in there. 

You need to go through a hospital to get there( which reminds me of the Forensic Museum adventure I had days earlier and the Shrine of Goddess Tubtim)

Should you decide to Pursue, no fees for this place. You may donate though at the entrance. They open 9am and close at 4:30pm according to the lady we talked to. 

Visited December 2012
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“Feel like royalty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

This beautiful palace is off the track and away from the crowds - even some locals don't realise it's open to the public on Saturdays. The receptionist/guide is very helpful, answered all our questions knowledgably and even unlocked extra rooms for us when we showed interest.
Without the crowds the palace feels luxurious and relaxing. The architecture is a Thai take on early twentieth century western European styles. The art nouveau staircase in the eastern building (still used by Thai military hospital) as beautiful as any I've seen in France. Good coffee and cold drinks from both the vendor stall and the coffee/ tea rooms in the front building of the palace.
Highly recommended, and free of charge. The upstairs would be inaccessible to wheelchairs, but there is plenty of beauty to see on the ground floor, and the gardens are lovely.

Visited July 2012
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