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“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
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Half Day City and Temples Tour including Grand Palace in Bangkok
Ranked #8 of 530 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Summerfield, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

It was absolutely amazing and I am so glad we took the tour instead of going on our own. There was so much to see and learn about. It took my breath away. Just beautiful. Don't miss this.

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Very grand indeed”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The day we went to the palace it was very crowded much like most reviewers have mentioned. So we came prepared with light weight long sleeve shirts, cargo pants, water, parasol, camera, empty bladder, bahts, and made sure we kept all valuables very close.

We paid for tickets inside the gated and grabbed an English guide of the palace. The palace is so beautiful and amazing grandeur. There are people to sell you offering items (incenses, lotus flower, and candles) near the temple so you can make an offering to Buddha.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank cstocker
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River Vale, New Jersey
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“You have to visit while in Bangkok”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

The first order of business is to avoid the con artists telling tourists the attraction is closed as you pull up to the entrance. These guys want to get you into their tuktuk to hit some “local” stores where they earn commission. The guards/police are no help in getting rid of these parasites. Once you make it in you’ll experience a pretty fabulous display of Thai buildings and artwork. The main attraction is the emerald Buddha, which will be very crowded. No pictures or shoes allowed in the building, but you can get some good shots from outside. There is a lot more to see than just the Buddha. Wear some good shoes as the stairs and walk ways are not always level. Make sure to walk over to the reclining Buddha after your done here, it’s just down the road.

Visited November 2013
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Spectacular, but keep your wits about you”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

A truly spectacular site, which will not be forgotten. As others have said.

Beware tricksters who loiter at the other entrances who will target you especially if you are not wearing long trousers (shorts/short skirts definitely not allowed). The patter is come with them for now and they have a way for you to gain admittance for free/with shorts where in reality you are going on a private tour of their shop etc.

If you are not properly attired you are able to rent long trousers for 200bht which is refundable. Some of the unofficial tour guides will offer you the opportunity to buy trousers from them for 500bht, but obviously you will never see that money again! Stick to the official rental office inside the gate.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One amazing sight after another”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

One of the must see sites in Bangkok. You could spend hours here and just see the first layer of the art and architecture in this treasure.

Visited October 2013
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