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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

The tour includes the outdoor areas & temple, because the palace is occupied by the royal family. It is beautiful and well-worth the trip. Modest attire is required, so unless you want to buy something from the hawkers outside the gates, wear clothing covering your...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overcrowded place which makes the visit more painful than interesting. Maybe on a better, less crowded day I would have appreciated...?

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

the number one thing to see in Bangkok is the Grand Palace. it is amazing. this complex of temples and palaces is not to be missed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary J
Reviewed yesterday

Yes this is a BKK must but it is fairly expensive and the crowds are dismal. Also shorts are not allowed meaning another £5 spent on some long trousers that got binned afterwards. My own fault for not researching this but all other temples allow...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank andrew1211
Reviewed yesterday

It was cooking hot the Day we went to visit plenty of shade and water for sale once inside. BR available also on the way in I suggest you use. well worth the visit give yourself a morning and part of after-noon if you take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Holy moly were the crowds bad. It was terrible, we were all bunched in there trying to get pictures. Then add the heat, and we moved through as quickly as possible. Inside you also err the emerald Buddha. The ornatenesss attention to detail were outstanding....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this site! Given the massive number of people descending on this place (Monday morning at 09:00) and the sweltering heat, the crowd control was quite good and they kept people moving. The site was amazing, and I would consider...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aprilptz
Reviewed yesterday

This is a huge complex of buildings and temples. Amazing architecture. Some of the building appear to have hundreds of thousands of individual pieces of glass and stone decorating the exteriors. Really stunning . Can be very hot though to wear light clothes. Women need...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PartsUnknown4Evr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very spectacular place built in 1700,s You must wear appropriate clothing ie no shorts sleeveless tops etc. Very large place will prob need half a day and the heat can be oppressive.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hb553
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, but there are hordes of people. So you need to be ready to wait to see the emerald Buddha. Would also recommend going to the Queen’s textile museum.

Date of experience: March 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.