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The Grand Palace

Thanon Na Phra Lan, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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    This is a really crowded attraction, but well worth elbowing through the crowds because everything is simply stunning. Let your eyes soak in the rich colors and intricate architectural details that make up the temples and palaces. It is architectural eye candy.

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    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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    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 is most historical place to visit in Thailand. It reminds me a lot of my childhood growing up in Rangoon, Burma surrounded by lots of temples and pagodas.

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    absolutely gorgeous. you can wander for hours and hours and hours, marveling at the intricacies of the design.

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    So beautiful and so full of history. Cover your arms and sweat. Worth it.

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    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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    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 Palace is so majestic and great. You will be astonished to see the beautiful temple and prayed sincerely.

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    Can get super crowded so take your time. I love the murals and the various statues. Be sure to dress appropriately or they will send you away.

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    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. You will also need to take off your shoes when requested (wear good socks).

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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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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