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The Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Explore the famous complex of ornate buildings at The Grand Palace, a gem in the country's architectural and political heritage. Established in 1782, the palace grounds have been added to over the centuries with eclectically designed buildings, halls, and pavilions. The official home of Thai monarchs until the abolishment of the absolute monarchy in 1932, the site remains open to visitors, with its well-maintained grounds and monumental architecture providing great photo ops and an immersive cultural experience. Work out when and for how long to visit The Grand Palace and other Bangkok attractions using our handy Bangkok vacation planner.
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  • Went to see the palace it was busy and this was the low season but is well worth the visit ,the temple was amazing  more »
  • You cannot leave Bangkok without visiting the Grand Palace. Few months ago, the old kind died, who was deeply loved by everyone. Therefore, people from all over the country, for about six months and u...  more »
  • It was very crowded but worth the hassle this is one of the temples you have to do if you visit Bangkok!  more »
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  • Very beautiful area, very grand. Always have water with you and maybe shoes that are easy to slip off. When there are signs saying 'no photos' then don't even try it - the guards will grab your camera from you, as I saw numerous times. If you don't do well in crowds, this is not the place for you. Also, please remember to dress respectfully. Leggings on anyone = no entry.
  • If you want to visit a Thai temple with peace and serenity (as it should be) this is not the place. Tourists arrive by the bus load as soon as it opens, and it is truly impossible to see the place without bumping into a million people or being hit with a selfie stick or umbrella. The entry fee of 500 baht is very steep seeing as most temples are free to visit. Not worth it at all, have had so many other nice experiences in other temples and shrines.
  • Entry fee 500Baht. Going in is only for religious interest. If have time more than 2 days in Bangkok you enter the palace. You can as well see the towers even without entering inside. By going in there is no difference. No entry into any building but for Emerald Buddha temple. You can not take photographs of emerald Buddha. Rest you only see the buildings of palace from a distance. Sum and essence, see the towers from outside.
  • Amazed at how Grand it was, as you can tell from its name. At the time of visit, a lot of Thai nationals were visiting the palace to pay respect to the deceased king, all dressed in black, in a very organized fashion. I was impressed by how well the Thai people follow law and order and how respectful they are. Since it was a mourning period for the King's death, many organizations and local people were serving food, drinks, and a place to rest for free for those who come from far provinces to pay respect for kings. They offered goods even for the foreigners. The Thai people are so kind and lovely :)) The entrance fee was 500baht, and this is obviously a must-visit place if you are in Thailand!
  • An amazing walk through breathtaking architecture. One can experience the rich history of Thailand! A must see on a Thailand visit.