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The Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Explore the famous complex of ornate buildings at The Grand Palace, a gem in the country's architectural and political heritage. Established in 1782, the palace grounds have been added to over the centuries with eclectically designed buildings, halls, and pavilions. The official home of Thai monarchs until the abolishment of the absolute monarchy in 1932, the site remains open to visitors, with its well-maintained grounds and monumental architecture providing great photo ops and an immersive cultural experience. To visit The Grand Palace and get the most from your holiday in Bangkok, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bangkok road trip app.
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  • Good experience to visit big temple in Bangkok, inside too big you can walk around and see beautiful image of artists. 
    Good experience to visit big temple in Bangkok, inside too big you can walk around and see beautiful image of artists.  more »
  • Might have been a great place except for the very rude service folks. One of our party was wearing shorts and they yelled at us to get out of the way immediately after we walked in and before we... 
    Might have been a great place except for the very rude service folks. One of our party was wearing shorts and they yelled at us to get out of the way immediately after we walked in and before we...  more »
  • Very well maintained, clean and beautiful ornate buildings. Beware of the mis-guiding guides outside though. No need of hiring a guide, everything seems self exploratory and well laid out. Note... 
    Very well maintained, clean and beautiful ornate buildings. Beware of the mis-guiding guides outside though. No need of hiring a guide, everything seems self exploratory and well laid out. Note...  more »
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  • Date of Visit: January 2020 The Grand Palace is one of the most popular and must-see tourist attractions in Thailand. Thus, expect the place to be jam-packed with fellow tourists. Don't forget to bring your patience, a water bottle, an umbrella (especially if you're going to visit at noon), and of course, your pants! You won't be allowed to enter if you're wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts. Fortunately, there's a lot of clothing rental shops just outside the place. The entrance to the Grand Palace's whole establishment/grounds is actually free. However, if you want to go inside and see what the Palace has to offer, prepare to shell out 500 baht. My family and I just visited to see the actual architecture of the buildings as it perfectly showed the Thai culture and grandeur. We enjoyed exploring the magnificent sights and taking pictures! Be very patient, though, as there are also a lot of other people taking their own photographs.
  • The most gorgeous palace in Bangkok. Nothing more to say about architecture. Beautiful and mind blowing. A palace that came right out of the mythological books. However, most of the palace was closed for entrance. I'm not sure if Indians would enjoy it as much since we are quite used to see similar kind of religious architectures. Nevertheless, it's a must visit in Bangkok if you enjoy mythology.
  • A really beautiful place and palace - the museum is also very worthwhile. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to take photos there. What you should not forget is to dress appropriately. Shorts are not allowed here. However, there are a few stalls where you can quickly put something on. What you should also know is that the entrance fee of 500 baht is very high compared to other temples and sites. But apart from that, there is a lot to explore. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Guidebooks are even available free of charge in German.
  • Oh my this is really a magical place. Stunning in all aspects. Free guided tours of the grounds, multiple added attractions, and beauty abounds. Best advice is get there when it opens in the morning so you can avoid the heat of the day. You will be so very happy to visit.
  • Thai culture at its best. Spread around the area were colourful and beautifully structured temples with its edges strung with bells and the chimes were pleasant and soothing. The atmosphere exuded a sense of peace and quiet. The Jade Buddha was kept at a height which was unreachable but very impressive to look at even from a distance. One could feel the positive energy emanating from it. It was extremely hot but one could find a resting spot with shade at every part of the grounds. The Palace had a very impressive outlook but was not open for viewing due to Covid. Definitely a place to visit and to wonder about.

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