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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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Hubby and I went on a self Guided trip to the Grand Palace. We took a ferry and arrived at the palace around 10am and by that time it was already crowded. Be sure to visit there as soon as it opens because it really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed today via mobile

I visited the Grand Palace more than 10 years ago and loved it. At the time there were other tourists about but there were not so many as to get in each others way. On this recent visit the palace was as beautiful as ever...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Bangkok journey tours--recommended by The Shangri-La Hotel took us here. First they said they would take us in an air conditioned van but they didn't. Second it was a complete ripoff. It was like being a cow on it's way to slaughter. It was absolutely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is a total and complete wast of money. The entrance fee is way overpriced, the guards are aggressive and abrasive and downright rude. I think every one of them is so miserable they want to make you miserable. All of the other temples...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mzinke
Reviewed yesterday

It was the first place to visit when we get there. Wish there were not so many people. Otherwise, it's nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SwindonOfficeGirl
Reviewed yesterday

This is a crowded attraction but it is a must see. Hire a guide so that you will learn all of the interesting history of the palace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kvaburke
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

emerald Buddha temple Incredibly beautiful, went and quest 20 mins before opening and was worth it to get half hour before crazy busy. Palace ok, loved the blue door

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nadineb439
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm always interested in the architecture that reflects the life of people, specially the east-Asian architecture that's why I spent my stay in Bangkok and Phuket taking picture res of places. This palace does not reflect the neither the sacred Thai architecture nor the contemporary...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank abdelrahmanazmi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s just impressive, the architecture, the design, the details, the materials. It’s very busy in high season!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oliviasky
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pro: location royal family Cons: if ur into history then u will like this palace but if with family young children old folks then prepare to walk a long way into entrance, there's dress code very strict, lack of space for sitting, gotta walk a...More

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.
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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.