The Grand Palace
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- 98%History Buffs
- 81%Local Culture
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 71%Family Travelers
- 60%Spiritual Seekers
- 58%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (149)
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersMar 06, 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.
- 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.
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Oct 21, 2013
A beautiful place to visit. It'll take about an hour to go through everything. Make sure to wear a shirt that covers your shoulders and don't wear shorts!
- The Grand PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 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.
- The Grand PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 25, 2013
This place is amazing - beautiful Thai architecture, gold everywhere. This is the palace where the kings have lived since the 1700s
- 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).
- 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!
- 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:History Buffs