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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 Palace
    Tarina Peterson
    5 Dec 11, 2012

    We were in Bangkok for such a short amount of time that we had to be really choosy in the places we visited and the Grand Palace was number one in the must sees. It was... very crowded but so extremely worth it. The architecture alone is stunning and then when you start diving into the history of the place and just how beautiful it is - I'm really glad I got the chance to see it.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • The Grand Palace
    Mk
    5 Dec 03, 2012

    It is the landmark of Bangkok city in Thailand. When you come to Bangkok is the must place for you to go and see it there in Royal Palace. It was great with architecture and temple of emerald buddha.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Kevin Picholo
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    5 Nov 19, 2012

    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.

    Recommended for:History BuffsFamily Travelers
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  • The Grand Palace
    Rebecca Everson
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    5 Oct 26, 2012

    One of the most beautiful structures in the world. I could have spent days taking pictures of everything. It amazes me how they afforded this is such a poor country but it is stunning.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Antonio Pellegrino
    4 Sep 27, 2012

    Quando ci vai per la prima volta, resti sbalordito e affascinato. Col tempo riesci ad assaporarne il vero valore per la tua anima. Se poi riesci a trovare un momento... via dalla pazza folla tutto diventa "magico".

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  • The Grand Palace
    Ludovic
    4 Aug 20, 2012

    Again a nice old castle , comprising a few temple - very very golden and shiny. I liked that it was being renovated when I visited , because I saw how they did it. The palace also contains a very rare jade Buddha.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Melissa Smart
    3 Aug 12, 2012

    A must see when visiting Bangkok. It is a very impressive complex of grand and ornately decorated buildings. A nice way to spend a few hours, but make sure you are dressed correctly. Shoulders and knees covered, or they will not let you in or you will be forced to rent or buy clothing. Beware of touts telling you that it's not open, they just want to take you to jewel shops, check operating hours before you go.

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    cece
    5 Aug 09, 2012

    Amazing site! Very beautiful structures! Beware of locals standing near the entrances that come up to you and start talking to you. They seem to distract you from going inside or they tell you that it's closed. Just ignore them and keep walking.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Tara Elizabeth
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    I was really impressed by the Grand Palace! Albeit a little pricey at $10, it is a good spot to spend the afternoon. It's absolutely gorgeous, with diamond encrusted pillars and temples upon temples that house unique Buddha statues. I suggest getting a tour guide so you know what you're looking at because the history of the Palace is fascinating. It's also nice to support the the locals and their efforts. However, reading up and taking notes before heading out could also be a reasonable compromise if you're low on dough. Regardless, it's nice to know what it is you're looking at and you'll have a much more meaningful experience in doing so.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Washi No Kuro Hikari
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    hmm just take the taxi here is just 150++ thai depndding where u came ...hmm here lies many monuments hmm and there 3 rooms(no camera) ( a room full of old centuries swords and spears) ,(a room full of guns from the old centuries and a room that displays old statue monument from the forgoten temples...if u notice there a stone statue that resembles thai when u(broken up) if u go near it u will feel a magnetic force that makes your hair on your body stands ) mystery huh well thats my experience in thai~~

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    Bhaholrut Prasertsom
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Amazing: the most beautiful palace in Thailand,the place where thai peoples very proud and welcome all tourists.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Michael Nolan
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    As far as 'must sees' go, this is on my list. It's a huge palace complex, with most of the grounds available to walk around. It's enormous, ornate, and more than over the top.

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  • The Grand Palace
    William Butler
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Another must, but step around the guys with machine guns. There are artifacts and temples that will dazzle you. Some of the temples are a little tacky by US standards, but very cool...

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  • The Grand Palace
    Gerda Streefkerk
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A beautifull palace. You can visit most of the rooms and temples. Learn a lot of the history of Thailand. Near the temple there are a lot of Siamese cats.
    Do remember to wear shoes and not slippers/flipflops because you will not be able to enter. Fortunately you can buy proper shoes across the entrance. Also for females knees and shoulders have to be covered. Men need to wear long trousers.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • The Grand Palace
    Matt Buckland
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Great, but I was totally templed out by this time and very jetlagged so i'm sure I could have enjoyed it more.. Saw it because I felt I had to! Make sure you have energy because theres lots to see here

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  • The Grand Palace
    David White
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    One of the must do's in Bangkok. From memory, guys need to wear long pants and girls need to make sure they have a dress below the knees and no singlets (so be prepared to sweat).

    Oh and ignore the "friendly" locals out the front who will tell you of a great sale down the road. Or the ones who tell you it is closed today.

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  • The Grand Palace
    Michael Joy
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Going to be completely honest: It is not worth 400 Baht. It is beautiful and gives a great mix of Thai-European fusion architecture but for the budget traveler, 400B is a huge price tag to see something that is not going to blow you away. I'm glad I went, but I would not go again and when people ask me if they should spend the time and money to see the Palace/Emerald Buddha if they are on a small budget, I always say no.

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  • The Grand Palace
    SFKiteman
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Place of origin for the "King & I" (starring Yul Brenner), it's an excellent example of how western influences impacted Siamese culture over the centuries...

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  • The Grand Palace
    Paul Petrick
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

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

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  • The Grand Palace
    Molly
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Don't forget this is Thailand's Grand Palace & a very revered national icon. You must wear 'proper clothing' i.e. recommended that men wear long pants (as to not show your bare knees) and women cover their shoulders with a wrap or tee with sleeves

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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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