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The Grand Palace
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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.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Things I liked, great place to take lot's of pictures.
Disliked, it was hot and I was not allowed to wear shorts, one must wear pants or cover up.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The architecture is stunning and intricate. But was disappointed with how few things were publicly accessible. The textile museum is a def go.
Go early to avoid crowds.

Thank Pallavi D
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Something to see if you're in Bangkok for sure. Either have long pants, shoes and your shoulders covered, or be prepared to go borrow some clothing that will cover your legs and shoulders. There's a fee but you get it back when you give back what look to me like pajamas, or a skirt wrap. It's amazing how many walked up and were so mad they weren't allowed in with what they were wearing. To get in, as of May 2014, costs 500 baht.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The Grand Palace is a very popular tourist attraction at the heart of Bangkok. It consists of a multitude of impressive buildings, that forms a prime example of the beautiful architecture and intricate detail that is so characteristic of the Thai people. The unique shape, style and colours of these buildings combine to form a fantastic sight of exquisite beauty and a unique panorama of Thai craftsmanship.

In essence, the Grand Palace is a collection of numerous buildings, halls, small museums, temples and pavilions, all interspersed with lawn pathways and gardens. For a good viewing one should prey for good weather and have plenty of time on hand – three hours is a reasonable time for a good look around.

In older times the Grand Palace used to be the official residence of the king; nowadays it is used for ceremonial occasions and other official events. Hence, it is kept in top notch condition, to the benefit of the visiting tourist.

The Grand Palace should be on the not-to-miss list of a Bangkok visitor. It is a dazzling, spectacular sight that leaves the visitor owe stuck.

Thank Laurent J
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

WOW - what a site this complex of buildings is! Magnificent in every way, especially the Temple of the Emerald Buddha! No picture can capture the absolute opulence and scale. The palace itself is interesting seeing that it is somewhere between colonial and Thai architecture. There is only one official entrance and at every other gate there is a public address system warning you against people trying to sell you tickets. Note: you have to wear long pants and skirts over the knees. If you have shorts you will be ushered to a booth were you can loan some, all you need to give is a deposit of 200b. Although loose fitting they are rather hot and uncomfortable. Take LOTS of water because it gets very hot and there is only one restaurant more or less close to the exit. Toilet facilities are also minimal. But this was an absolute highlight! When we were there there was also an exhibition on the history of silk and specifically the royal dresses of the queen. Even if it doesn't interest you, go ... there are few people but more importantly - there is AIRCON!

Thank brutalbrat
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