The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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.
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Joe
Bangkok, Thailand3,240 contributions
Solo
Probably top of most 'to do lists' in Bangkok, this is one of the most visited spots in the whole city.

Quite expensive at 500 baht but you do get to see some incredible architecture and religious monuments. The Palace is as you'd expect from the name, very grand. Huge building, beautiful statues, gorgeous gardens, lots of doorways to explore. It's awesome.

Everything around here revolves around The Grand Palace. From traffic to transportation. Nearby is Wat Pho and across the river is Wat Arun

Highly recommended

Written 25 September 2022
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Slipstream222
Glasgow, UK569 contributions
Couples
Beautifully maintained complex - and seems well run. All the usual scams outside - closed for prayers etc. 5muns walk from the pier, follow the signs with orange arrows as (sept 22) they have dug up the main access street and Google maps is wrong, take the street to the left of the usual one. 500thb entrance including a mask dance show and museum access ticket.
Written 23 September 2022
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DeeFry
Seattle, WA459 contributions
Couples
The Grand Palace is incredible and gorgeous with so much to see. Luckily, we had a private tour guide (through viator), which is a must do. The buildings, temples, Jade Buddha, Reclining Buddha, and other Buddhas are all amazing. Remember to dress appropriately, keep your ticket so you can see the fabulous free Khon Show at the Palace Theater. Your ticket includes a free shuttle from the Palace to the theater.
Written 23 September 2022
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Williams45678
Cambridge, UK9 contributions
Couples
Palace itself was impressive but they need to deal with the endless amount of locals trying to scam tourists all around the area and even near the entrance. Along the lines of ‘the palace is closed to tourists this morning but how about this super cheap tour to fill the time’ and inevitably ends at a jewellery or textile store. This has been going on for decades and should be easy for the authorities to stop if they cared about tourists.
Written 19 September 2022
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JZ
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Great Experience. Go early morning- to avoid the large crowds. Confusing sometimes which entrance is open because of construction but still easy to find if you just walk along the perimeter. Do not fall for the Tuk Tuk scams of people telling you that its closed. You will not enjoy that. We went early enough that there was nearly no one. We were able to take pictures with no one in the background which was amazing. Keep in mind tourists haven't returned yet at this time in full force to Thailand. It is also very hot, and doesn't have enough shade areas, so again go early morning if you don't want to melt.
Written 18 September 2022
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AliciaSalmon
Crewe, UK26 contributions
Couples
We came here in September 2017. The heat was crazy hot being 39 degrees and we had to cover up to respect the religious site. Definitely worth a visit to see such culture. But remember to hold your belongings close as there are a lot of pick pockets...
Written 13 September 2022
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Debbie MB
Birmingham, UK12 contributions
Couples
If you see a male outside who tells you the palace is closed and seems very genuine, don't believe him. We ignored him but read later it's a well known scam.
Take time to appreciate the murals, they are fantastic. There is a water fountain inside next to the murals. Cover knees and shoulders to avoid having to purchase clothing outside. I had a scarf and kaftan but they wouldn't accept it, so bring a proper cardigan/trousers.
Written 8 September 2022
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Dee
3 contributions
Couples
One star because of our experience. Please read!

“Buddhist teacher” says the palace is closed and convinces you to take a tuk tuk for 100baht to go elsewhere. “Randomly” parks next to fake tourist who claims he is from America. He then convinces you the next thai sill place is the best place to get suits and silk. Definitely ruined our day as we had already paid him 100baht at the end and realized after a lot google searching that this is a common scam in Thailand.
Written 3 September 2022
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Sandy S
2 contributions
It was a great..great..great place to come over in Bangkok

Huge place to explore the place, for sure you will need more then an hour to finished the entire palace complex.
First thing first bring sun screen if your skins are sensitive with sun, because Bangkok sun is very hot for some of people.

The entrance fee is 500 baht, a bit of higher compare to other places to see in Bangkok but if love with histories you will found your place here
Written 3 September 2022
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Tobias B
7 contributions
A lot too explore and look at here. 500 baht entrance fee which is a little high compared to Wat Arun, but, there is much more to maintain here so it makes sense. Beware of overly aggressive Tuk Tuk drivers on the way to / from.
Written 2 September 2022
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