The Grand Palace
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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Local Culture
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 65%Family Travelers
- 61%Spiritual Seekers
- 61%Budget Travelers
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- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJun 30, 2014
This is an incredible place, everywhere you turn there is another fabulous sculpture/building. You should not miss this place if you are in Bangkok. Remember to dress with long pants & cover the shoulders. Remember to take off your shoes when requested.Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMember ofBackpackersAdventure TravelersNightlife LoversApr 28, 2014
Touring the Grand Palace is an absolute necessity, when you visit Bangkok. It's a beautiful site and you can easily spend half a day touring all the buildings and monuments. To enter into the main palace you need to be wearing pants, they will not accept anyone wearing shorts. Female visitors should have their shoulders covered (no tank tops). Shoes, sneakers, and sandals are all acceptable form of footwear. Be prepared to take a lot of pictures, the Grand Palace is a beautiful site, with "kodak movements" scattered all over the place.Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Apr 16, 2014
best place in Bangkok for sure! Take half a day to visit it. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam until 1925: now they lives in Chitralada Royal Villa. To get in, it is important to cover legs and shoulders.Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
If you have time for only one historical sight in Bangkok, this should be it. The Palace is actually a collection of sights which includes Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of the Emerald Buddha). The complex is absolutely stunning and is a great place to take photographs (at least on the outside).
Be forewarned that taxi and tuk tuk drivers will often say that the palace is closed in hopes that you will let them take you on a tour of the city. Don't listen to them. If you have any question at all, ask your hotel concierge before you leave to see it.Recommended for:
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- The Grand PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
Gorgeous and ornate, but horrifically crowded, the Grand Palace and the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha are a must-visit in the environs of Bangkok, and the city's pre-eminent tourist sight. It's the most splendidly decorated of Bangkok's temples, but the crowds and high price of admission can dampen the experience. Closed-toed shoes for men are required.Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 02, 2013
My favorite of the 3 temples in BKK, the intricate designs and jewels on the structures are amazing. So much details, time, and work put into it. There is a lot to see in that Palace grounds alone. It's custom that you have long pants and shirts that cover the shoulder, or they'll provide you with a sarong wrap (for men and women).Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
The Grand Palace is an impressive series of temples and buildings. It is also the official residence of the King of Thailand. If a remake of "The King and I" was ever filmed again, I would urge the producer to shoot the movie here. However, ladies be forewarned - you must dress modestly when entering the premises. I wore cargo capri pants, but the guards said I had to wear a sarong skirt to completely conceal my legs. Thus, I had to wear two layers of clothes outside in hot and humid weather. It was unpleasant to say the least, so please dress appropriately and cover your legs!Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMay 13, 2013
it' s a great place...where we can see Thai culture and historical places or things as well. Located in Bangkok, make it easy to be reached. When you reach there by public transportation, you can enjoy the chao phraya beach before enjoy walking in Grand Palace. A lil bit hot, but it will be paid by the beautiful temple inside it.Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMar 22, 2013
As a Tourist, you will have to pay for entry... but as a Thai citizen (woot), it's all good. So... if you come with Thai friends and you're Asian... pretend to be Thai. Free entry.
But... it's about 200 baht anyways.
My fiance had to pay it... he's Chinese, but we were hoping since I'm Thai and was talking to him in Thai, they would let him through. I taught him how to say Krup to anything they said cuz they would ask "are you thai?" and he could say Krup and move along... but then they asked follow up questions and... he had to pay. Damn. I'm not cheap... but in Thai culture... 200 baht is a lot. (It may be 300... I don't remember).
So we came in and lots of beautiful buildings and history. Lots of photo ops! So come in here if you like photo ops.
Lots of cool paintings and such. It's all outdoors so... IT'S HOT. :P
Do not show legs. No tank tops.
Never step on the curb wooden center thing when entering a temple or building.
Take off your shoes in temple areas.
Careful of pick pocketers.
OVERALL... super tourist spot. I only came to take my fiance. :PRecommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodiesJan 14, 2013
First this place is huge - so be prepared to walk. Second, this place is grand, so enjoy the spectacle. Finally, this place is where the king hangs out. They love their king like none other in Thailand, so enjoy it. They even have guards like the ones you see at the British palaces too, so snap a photo while they try to remain stoic.
- The Grand PalaceJan 02, 2013
Incredible. This is the place to go in Bangkok. It's not the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Statue Of liberty of NY, Golden Gate Bridge of SF, The hollywood Sign of LA, the Great Wall of Beijing. If you don't visit here, you haven't been to Bangkok.
Yes, it's crowded and touristy, but it's for a good reason and very worth it. Free for Thais and 250 baht for others. The ticket can be used for admission on the same day to the Vimanmmek Mansion and Anata Samakom Throne Hall. Both places are also must visits and are located nearby to the Grand Palace.
- The Grand PalaceDec 19, 2012
When I was there, the royal family was still revered but I have heard it's changed a bit. The tours of the temples and palaces were amazing, but be forewarned, you have to wear shirts with sleeves and no shorts. If you don't (we were there in midst of summer) you will be forced to rent clothes (that don't smell like they have ever been washed) in order to tour the grounds. Also the monks are forbidden to touch any women so be prepared to be treated like a leper at times (lol). Enjoy the amazing architecture and make sure you don't miss the miniature version of Angkor Wat...truly incredible!!Recommended for:
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Dec 17, 2012
a majestic palace for the king of siam (thailand). located by the river, chao phraya river, at the heart of bangkok. beware of scam around the palace by people who offer you tours to temples.