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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see for any visitor to Bangkok, we got the sky train from our hotel and then a tuk tuk to the Grand Palace. I would recommend getting there early to avoid large queues, we got there about 9 am and within 5/10 mins...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The line and wait can be extremely long for the Grand Palace/ Emerald city entrance. We ended up going another day and being there right at opening to avoid long lines in the heat. Although this attraction is listed as a must see we found...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tfraw26
Reviewed yesterday

For moderate price (about $15 US), toured grand palace for about 3 hours, but if had time would have enjoyed an additional couple of hours. Enjoyed all aspects of visit (except the 90+ F heat), including seeing the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Learned more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Site itself is quite grand and beautiful. Really interesting mural surrounding the inside wall of the grounds. Relatively high price is worth it because it comes with entrance to the Textile museum which is on the grounds as well as a ticket to a traditional...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The grand Palace should be the first stop on your trip to Bangkok. However after taking the bus to the grand Palace we found that the price to enter was very expensive compared to locals. We asked why we have to pay so much money...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see, absolutely breathtaking! I saw the royal palace in Cambodia but it did not even begin to compare to the one in Bangkok

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

The Grand Palace is absolutely amazing. Temples and Buddhas otherworldly. I would suggest going early morning before the full heat of the day hits. I would also suggest not going during Chinese New Years. Way too crowded. Also be sure to follow the dress code....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank debster4art
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is maybe the top attraction in Thai capital but the ticket to enter is expensive (in comparison to other attractions) plus you have to queue for some time. Morover you must wear trousers, as shorts are not allowed. You can buy some Thai trousers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StratosLFC
Reviewed 2 days ago

The temples and buildings are stunning to look at but don't expect to see more than the outside of almost all of them.

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

I was very disappointed with my visit here. Although the place itself was clearly a very important place it was spoiled for me by the general volume of people and the resultant attitude of the staff. It’s about£12.50 each for entry which for something this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 4, 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.
February 3, 2019|
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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.