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The Grand Palace

Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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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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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Totally unique architectural temple and supporting buildings. Large crowds limit the ability to enjoy the important religious importance. The tiles, mosaics, colors and different architecture styles were very stunning and beutiful.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We did this tour as part of a its temples and palace private tour with guide. It was well worth the extra money as the complex is visited by thousands daily. Very tight security with long lines. Ladies be careful of what you wear :...More

Thank Katerina D
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Going from the boat to the palace was fun. Getting off the boat and navigating through the crowds and vendors was a hassle. Once at the palace all was calm and serene. beautiful experience.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

It was good that we went there with a guide or else I don't think we ever would come home again if not. It was so big and soooo many people! But to see the handpainted walls all over, it was amazing. The guide told...More

Thank Djurhuus
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

It is hard to get around and there are some places where tourists can't go to. However, we got to see some of the artifacts used in the war such as weapons. We also viewed the living room where the king would invite guests to...More

Thank Linnikatin
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Fantastic architecture and a must see. Please just give it a miss on public holidays. Simply too crowded then.

Thank Johan O
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

it is indeed a truly magnificent palace. it gives a clear insight of the beliefs of the people of thailand and also the way they respect their king and royal family. do visit the temple of the emerald buddha while you at it. the entrance...More

Thank Raji V
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

When you’re visiting a Buddhist temple, you might have expectations of a calm, respectful and serene atmosphere. Somewhere you can take in your surroundings, appreciate the magnificence of the architecture and maybe find some inspiration for inner peace? Forget it. In 35c/95f humid laden heat,...More

Thank WindsorBuoy
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is usually the top attraction for Bangkok visitors and is probably worth seeing. Plenty of photo opportunities. It was crowded but not extremely when we visited ,entrance was around 10euros.

Thank couplex9
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This was beautiful but uncomfortably crowded- 50,000 tourists, primarily Chinese, pushing and yelling- pretty overwhelming. Definitely worth seeing, but I'd recommend timing your visit on off days or off hours- we had to cut out visit short.

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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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bettymendoza62
18 April 2018|
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Response from ashley97 | Reviewed this property |
We booked a guide for the entire day who spoke our native language (English) but I did hear Russian, French, and some other languages. So it might be better to find a Spanish guide who includes the Grand Palace on a tour... More
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Jing Y
8 April 2018|
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Response from AKM4755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Take one of the express boats on the Chao Praya River, northbound from Central Pier. You will pass right by the Grand Palace on your right, just as you go past station n7 (check a map). You will see the rooftops... More
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Jing Y
8 April 2018|
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Response from Abel M | Reviewed this property |
To really see the palace you need to walk through it, there are walls around it so you can't see it from afar. You can buy tickets at the box office once you get there. It's beautiful, you won't be disappointed.
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