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The Grand Palace

Thanon Na Phra Lan, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    5 Jun 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.

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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Greg G
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    4 Apr 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.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Luca Sean
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    5 Apr 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.

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    ikhsanmaisa
    4 Dec 10, 2013

    Nice and beautiful temple in bangkok city, if you were in bangkok you should spare your time and visit this huge temple.

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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 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.

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    germsonme
    5 Nov 02, 2013

    Gorgeous wats. Make sure to sign up for the free tour and visit the Queen Sirikit museum. Gorgeous fabrics and great history.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Oct 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!

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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 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.

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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    4 Sep 25, 2013

    This place is amazing - beautiful Thai architecture, gold everywhere. This is the palace where the kings have lived since the 1700s

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  • The Grand PalaceCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan
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    5 Sep 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).

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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 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!

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    cha
    5 May 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.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Laura S
    4 Mar 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

    DRESS ACCORDINGLY:
    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. :P

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  • The Grand Palace
    Serendipity Orionis
    3 Feb 27, 2013

    So hot and so big.. You need to bring a hat or umbrella.. and the important thing is mineral water!!
    But the building is nice and sparkling..
    So don't forget to bring your camera!!

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  • The Grand Palace
    Leslie Png
    4 Feb 07, 2013

    500 Baht for the entrance fee, amazing Wat (temples) and buildings but it can be frustrating during a damn hot day...

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  • The Grand PalacePro 2014
    Albert Qian
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    5 Jan 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.

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    snook chaipornvadee
    5 Jan 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.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Mohammad Syed
    5 Dec 31, 2012

    A little pricy for entry, but the murals here need to be viewed and understood, as they contain a huge amount of info about religious and cultural history :)

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  • The Grand Palace
    Belinda Ma
    4 Dec 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!!

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  • The Grand Palace
    dika anindyajati
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    4 Dec 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.

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4.5 out of 5
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The Grand Palace is a massive palace complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It was home to the Thai King from the eighteenth century until recently, when the current (as of July 2011) king moved to the Chitralada Palace. A truly impressive building, the Grand Palace is decked out in gold and full of artistic masterpieces, namely the famed Emerald Buddha, which is actually carved from jadeite.

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