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The Grand Palace

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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
Phra Nakhon
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Reviewed today

This is the main official residence of the Thai royal family. It is a very large site with many stunning buildings. Unfortunately it is very popular and there seems to be no attempt to control the number of visitors. There is severe limitation on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Keith C
Reviewed today

I was able to visit the Grand Palace in February 2019 and I feel this is worth a visit as it brings you up close and personal to several beautiful temples. Please prepare ahead of time to wait in long lines and do not forget...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting280505
Reviewed today

the whole structure is looking very good, amazing care for the gardens, the monuments, WAT and shrine is fantastic. dress properly!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank UltimateFamilyTravel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is recommended to visit this place as early as possible. Free tourist map (different languages available) and water refill near the exit. Please keep yourself hydrated and wear long pants.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JasonJHG
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see for any visitor to Bangkok, we got the sky train from our hotel and then a tuk tuk to the Grand Palace. I would recommend getting there early to avoid large queues, we got there about 9 am and within 5/10 mins...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mb2893
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The line and wait can be extremely long for the Grand Palace/ Emerald city entrance. We ended up going another day and being there right at opening to avoid long lines in the heat. Although this attraction is listed as a must see we found...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tfraw26
Reviewed yesterday

For moderate price (about $15 US), toured grand palace for about 3 hours, but if had time would have enjoyed an additional couple of hours. Enjoyed all aspects of visit (except the 90+ F heat), including seeing the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Learned more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Site itself is quite grand and beautiful. Really interesting mural surrounding the inside wall of the grounds. Relatively high price is worth it because it comes with entrance to the Textile museum which is on the grounds as well as a ticket to a traditional...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thehookinasia
Reviewed yesterday

The grand Palace should be the first stop on your trip to Bangkok. However after taking the bus to the grand Palace we found that the price to enter was very expensive compared to locals. We asked why we have to pay so much money...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see, absolutely breathtaking! I saw the royal palace in Cambodia but it did not even begin to compare to the one in Bangkok

Date of experience: February 2019
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4 February 2019|
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Response from F209WPmarinan | Reviewed this property |
We were there in late December early Jan, we did not wear a mask.
3 February 2019|
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Response from Coastal787661 | Reviewed this property |
500 baht for foreigners.
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Response from shivakala | Reviewed this property |
I don't think online ticket system exists; but buying the tickets from one of their counters is hassle-free though it might take 5-15 minutes. We visited at 2 pm when the rush was high but still 15 minutes was enough.