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 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. :P
- The Grand PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Jan 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:Family Travelers
- 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.
- The Grand PalaceDec 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.