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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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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Reviewed today

The Grand Palace was truly amazing. You need to have pants and a sleeved (short is ok) shirt on, or they will make you buy clothing to wear in the temple. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located here as well and is really...More

Thank Duke J
Reviewed today via mobile

One of the most interesting places to visit. The architecture and the intricate designs and colors of the structures overwhelm you, however be mindful of the fact that it’s outdoor and if traveling with children it’s best to keep them cool and well hydrated. The...More

Thank Dilup
Reviewed today

Arrive before opening time to get a good chance of actually seeing the Grand Palace complex and not just the backs of tourists heads. We arrived at 08:15 and there was already a queue - make sure you research whereabouts the entrance actually is because...More

Thank JT_JPO
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were thoroughly disappointed by the hoards of people at the Grand Palace when we visited today. It was sheer chaos. Vendors were hawking their sarongs and elephant pants as patrons weren’t allowed to go in with sleeveless tops not shorts/skirts above the knees. I...More

1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We traveled as a family group of 5 adults and 4 children. Took a guided city tour and all enjoyed it

Thank Ritesh N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get to the temple early - and take the personal audio guide. It will be hot and crowded - but if you’re early - you will beat the tour groups. The audio guide explains the Buddhist origins of the buildings (very helpful to us Christian’s...More

1  Thank IanFromPort
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ticket was 500baht (around 15 euros). I expected more than just being able to walk around the courtyard and watching buildings from outside. Which you almost could see from outside of the palace walls. Definitely not worth the price. Instead go to see the reclining...More

Thank Eerikku
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited in a hot sticky day in August when it was absolutely crammed with visitors. It’s still worth seeing although be prepared to be joined by thousands of other tourists. It’s largely cash only entry but there is an ATM near the booking office...More

1  Thank Skw272
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can spend a whole day here going into each temple and seeing the beautiful architecture of each one. I was told over 15,000 people a day visit here so expect a crowd. Also make sure that you bring socks as when you enter you...More

1  Thank worldtraveller039
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Grand Palace is a must see to experience the adoration of Buddha and Thai culture in the former residence of the Kings of Thailand in the last 200 years... beautiful architecture... certainly better having a guide to explain the different representations of the Buddha...More

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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Response from Arnel B | Reviewed this property |
get the taxi. it's much quicker and cheaper. the meter starts at 35 baht and then runs like a normal taxi. we paid 120 baht to our hotel which took an hour travel in peak hour traffic. quite cheap for 5 people.
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Response from karlo a | Reviewed this property |
I was there yesterday, and yes it is okay to wear thongs in fact most I've seen are wearing sandals and thongs.
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