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“A must see when in Bangkok. Stunning architecture, Sheer size of the whole complex.”
Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
Ranked #6 of 629 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on 2nd February. Perfect weather. Go early in the morning to avoid throngs of visitors. A strict dress code applies. The Grand Palace with The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is very sacred site. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops. No Bare feet. If you're wearing sandals you must wear socks. For Women - No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entrance that can provide clothes to cover you up properly (a deposit is required). Tickets are sold only at the counter, from 8:30 - 15:30 and cost 500 baht

1  Thank Shridhar2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visually stunning. Very interesting. Not many signs so would recommended the booklet (free at entrance) to have a read.

1  Thank Frances R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning architecture mixing both western and thai cultures. Phenomenal photo opportunities but be forewarned that crowds are absolutely during the day and get dressed appropriately (covered shoulders and pants to the knees) or buy them from the shops near the entrances. Its a bucket list stop and its a shame if you give it a miss.

Thank Terence K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Palace itself sits next to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. There is a pamphlet in many languages that discusses the significance in the different architectural structures. It was very beautiful with many opportunities for Greg photos. To get into the palace grounds, I would make sure you are wearing something appropriate and modest - otherwise, you can buy a shirt for ~$10USD! No shorts; long pants or long skirts. And anything like a T-shirt on top - it just has to slightly cover the shoulders. There is some reason that shawls are not allowed. If you think, like me, you can wear a sleeveless dress and throw a shawl around you, you will be mistaken :-/ my friend also had a sleeveless dress, but they let her wear her jean jacket over it.. I had a different shirt that covered maybe an inch more of shoulder, and they let me in with that...

Thank Mara D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see when you are in Bangkok, when arriving at the main entrance men must have long pants and ladies long skirts and cover the shoulders, there are many shops near the entrance that sell such things.
There are an amazing amount of Temples and things to see, you can hire a guide at the Ticket office and they are very good, it is normally crowded but the Palace covers a very large area, you will come away with lots of photos and great memories.

Thank Mike C
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