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Review of The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace
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US$43.98*
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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew...
Ranked #6 of 617 things to do in Bangkok
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazed w their temples, area is huge so be ready to walk a bit. I suggest tou get clothes to wear outside the temple its cheaper.

Thank Jasmin A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course it is an expensive attraction, but you cannot miss it if you wish to get into Thai culture. The place is magnificent, and holds the heart of thai culture - the emerald Buddha

Thank jujudellago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a guided tour of the Palace with its opulent and unique architecture filling every inch of the grounds. The golden temples, Buddhas, murals and statues make the experience truly one-of-a-kind. A photo paradise and a must see in Bangkok.

Thank westerntrailrider
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a return visit for me after my last visit some 20 odd years ago so I was expecting changes not to the beautiful Royal Palace but in the number of tourists and the way in which we were all managed .. predominantly,mainland’ Chinese groups, pushing and shoving to keep up! Overcrowded and a far cry from the peace and solitude found in the many nooks and crannies way back when .. but this is progress isn’t it ?

Thank aloisw8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say that in Thailand are running a lot of scam on tourists. Well this one has the government stamp on it! You need to pay a ticket of 500TBH per pax visiting - and they stop you (the guards in the main entrance) on a hot summer day, if you are a male and wear shorts (of any length and material) and if you are a lady with a skirt/dress (of any length and material) and/or a sleeveless top/dress, and they make you pay to buy pants and t-shirts in double the price of what these can be found outside the palace premises. And they say that you have to pay because nowhere i the world is free - well they need to visit Greece as if the attraction admins want to cover yourself, they offer you FREE of charge something to cover up. On top of that you have to pay for your audio guidance and if you have to pay for everything you need to count for at least 1100TBH per person!

But that is not only it...when you pay your ticket (of 500TBH which is A LOT for SEA countries) they give you a map with plenty of things to see, which makes you think "OK, well at least there are plenty to do". Well only 1/5 of them are open to the public as the rest are restricted because I do not know they are only for the royals - so you do not see the palace but from at least 600m afar, you cannot get into different temples as they are locked etc. So you pay to walk in a Thai park for hours under the heat and the sun for nothing...

The place is packed with hordes of thousands of Chinese tourist groups that push you. and are smelly, and are rude and they do not give a damn if they stepped on you just because they are blindly following the person with the flag in front of them...

A bottle of water costs 20TBH in this place when normal market price is 10TBH.

Avoid Avoid Avoid!

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