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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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.