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Address: North of Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand
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They were largely taken over by lines, food stalls, security due to the period of mourning for the late King.

Reviewed 8 March 2017
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

They were largely taken over by lines, food stalls, security due to the period of mourning for the late King.

Thank DJS1950
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Due to the passing of the Thai people's beloved King, in 2016, this garden, opposite the Grand Palace, is now closed. It is currently being used as a recption area for Thai people to gather before attending a memorial service at the Grand Palace and pay their respects to their late King. The Service is being held on a daily... More 

Thank David D
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is the sadest moment of the nation. We have just lost our most beloved King and father of the nation. This is the time our nation is united to pay tribute to him from the deepest of our heart. If anyone visit Bankok and Sanam Luang at tuis moment , you will see people dress in black , wearing... More 

Thank Sunny K
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

its a beautiful place and many sights are there. grand palace, temple of the emerald buddha national museum. but right now i november there are hug crowds of mourning thais because their beloved kings has died 13 of october. they allow people to farewell the king inside the grand palace its a once in a life time experience but the... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My respects to their beloved King who recently passed away. Even though the country is in mourning for at least 30days if not for an entire year, this park is a beautiful one to visit. Nature has its way of putting colour to otherwise, currently, black life. Be respectful to the Thai people, but at the same time, soak in... More 

Thank kunlim
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful Setting. Well organized and conducted by polite helpful soldiers and police. Senior Military Officers guiding the final steps were very humble and polite.

Thank Jeffry G
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

You can rest here after visiting grand palace and temple of emerald buddha. Very green place to relax your mind and also fun seeing the other jog around and biking.

Thank Dimitrij S
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Sanam Luang (In Thai: สนามหลวง) is a multi-purpose, leisure park at the heart of Bangkok, located in the north of The Grand Palace near Chao Phraya River. It has also been at the centre of royal ceremony since Bangkok was founded. For examples: for the King’s Birthday (5 December), Royal Ploughing Ceremony (9 May). It is worth to visit here... More 

Thank Anan C
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Sanaa Luang used to be the venue of the Week-end Market of Bangkok. The place was packed on the weekend with all the stalls. The market was moved to the present JJ Market on the land that belong to the Railway Authority. Now Sanan Luang is reserved for special event from time-to-time with the permission from BMA. The place is... More 

Thank Charn P
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of our "Mall" in my city, a big, wide open space between our Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial. It is generally used as venue for big public events. My understanding is that Sanam Luang serves the same purpose. When I first visited it during the second week of February, exhibits were regarding Buddhism and some conservation... More 

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