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“Beautiful but crowded”
Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
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Half Day City and Temples Tour including Grand Palace in Bangkok
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Grand Palace Bangkok
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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour
Ranked #9 of 587 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.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The grand palace and temple within the enclosure was really nice, I particularly liked the giant mural around the outside. It was difficult however to take pictures as there were ALOT of tourists there. I would suggest getting there very early.

Thank Ceridwen88
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We landed at the airport and planned to visit here first. Was dropped by the taxi a little far from the main gate. Suddenly a fat man came to us and starte3d telling me that the palace will be closed till 11 am and he is a local guide and he can arrange for a short trip around till then. His approach was so professional that we were completely fooled. He called in a tuktuk and got along with us. Suddenly I realized that he was taking us away from the tourist spots and entering a market place with plenty of warehouses and thin crowd.
I immediately told him to stop telling that i need to buy water and got us down on the road and started walking in the opposite direction. Now the man became rude and started abusing us from behind. We started walking as fast as possible and approached the main road and finally got some crowd to see.
That was the only bad experience we had in our 9 days stay there but it could have been worse if we had followed him to his destination.

1  Thank Abhishek610
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We got there on a very hot day (our one day in Bangkok, so no choice) all covered up. Males and females need there knees, shoulders and feet covered. Getting to the entrance we through it was expensive for what you got. It was 1,000 Baht for both of us and we were only allowed around the buildings and grounds! Some of the traditional looking buildings were impressive and watching and hearing the monks was a lovely experience however there was no shade so no where to cool off, no drink facilities either!
We would recommend if you have time to see but many other temples etc are less crowded and a little cheaper or free!!

1  Thank Drage28
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Beautiful! Must wear long sleeves and no shorts - we made the mistake of not knowing this and had to come back at a later date. Worth the visit though.

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Start visiting Bangkok with The Grand Palace. You might find mental calmness while roaming through the Grand Palace.

Ticket is for 500 Baht. You can pick a free tourist bus or any taxi or auto can get you there. Entrance is open from 8:30 to 3:30. Be very careful about some taxi driver and other liars. Who will try to convince you at gate that the Palace is now closed and let's see another attraction first. Don't believe them. Enter the gate then ask the proper authority yourself. It happened with me and my another colleague.

Please ware proper dress or you have to rent cloths on very high price to be permitted to enter. No see through dresses, shoulder should not be opened, full sleeve is preferable, full pant.
Temple of Emerald Buddha is the most sacred place in Thailand which is withing it's perimeter. Be respectful no matter from which religion you are. The inner side of the outer walls of The Grand Palace is covered with pictures with interesting stories. You can google it before visit or you might hire a guide. There is also a audio device available to be hired for 200 Baht to guide you.
After visiting don't forget to visit some small museums just outside the perimeter. You might find it's interesting.
For more information you might visit below link:
http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-palace/grand-palace.htm

Thank RomelUrme
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