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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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  • Sumptuous place by beautifully decorated temples and vast area occupying in Bangkok. The guard is very demanding how much clothing and near the entrance gate has shops for emergency purchases of blouse with sleeves and long pants, worth any piece to make the visit. Spent over 2 hours on this ride
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  • the entrance fee is too much 500 bhatt for every one !!!!! you should as a man or woman put on long pants or long skirt with covered shoulders for women. we knew that so we had some long pants but man...  more »
  • A required place on a visit to Bangkok. We came in the morning early, enabled us to have less hot and have time to visit given that y' had few people on weekdays.
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  • The most important tourist attraction in Bangkok, the grand palace is majestic. It has multiple different buildings each with unique architecture, carvings and paintings. Sadly tourists can't enter most of the buildings. It is advisable to go early as later it starts getting more crowded. The palace opens at 8.00 am so it's better to go early. The entry fee is 500 bht, which includes ticket to a theater play. It's like a Thai culture musical. Pick-up and drop to theater from grand palace is also included. The Emerald Buddha temple is inside the grand Palace.
  • I would skip this place and go to the Reclining Buddha instead. This place is crowded (similar to most European free attractions) and even if it was not, I would not pay 500 baht to enter, more like 250. The Grand Palace area was under construction so you can only see it from one side which is the side the sun is shining from unfortunately. No photos can be taken in the Emerald Buddha Temple which is where most tourist only see. No one hangs around for the Grand Palace so if you want to see that, make sure to not blindly follow the group of tourist heading for the exits.
  • The iconic place in Bangkok. So if you have to do it, do so in the early morning before the crowd and the temperature is slightly cooler. It is a very big place so wear comfortable shoes. Check the dress code because they are very strict. There are many things to see so if you have limited time, find out what is important to you and zoom in on it.
  • Bangkok is a city where history and modernity go hand in hand. It has many historical architectural gems. The best of them all is The Grand Palace. The Grand Palace as the name suggests is grand in every aspect. You are awed the moment you enter the sprawling premises with all those lofty structures! The Grand palace is considered the most sacred complex in the country as it was not only the residence of the Royal family but also houses the most scared Buddha temple, Wat Phra Kaew: The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This Buddha is considered the protector of the whole of Thailand. Unfortunately, photography inside the temple is not allowed. Since it is regarded no less than the abode of God it follows a strict dress code. People with shorts and sleeveless tops or tanks are not allowed entry. Even the torn jeans are not allowed. So, make sure you are dressed decently if you are visiting the palace.
  • visited: 11 Jan,19 Simply superb. Must visit place in Bangkok. The architecture is simply amazing. The place looks straight out of a fairy tale. There are lots of tall structures made of amazing materials which gives a rich, grand, luxurious and magnificent look right from the time you enter. There is also a temple housing a jade buddha inside he complex. Takes around 90 minutes to tour around the area and the museums/souvenir shops inside the palace. This place is generally very crowded. Carry lots of water, an umbrella and eye shades. Entry fee around 500 baht per person which includes free entrance to a cultural dance program valid for 3 or 4 days from time of purchase.
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