Grand Palace Bangkok

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Grand Palace Bangkok Reviews

young_londoner young_lo…
3 reviews
Fantastic Sep 10, 2012
Should be the #1 thing to do in Bangkok in my opinion. It is really fantastic in every way. The entrance fee is very low, there is alot to see and the whole place is extremely beautiful and historic. It takes a good few hours to see everything here but don't let that put you off. Set aside an afternoon and have a big lunch before you set off for energy and you will have a great time and get some good photos too. One piece of advice is watch out or try to ignore the tuk-tuk drivers and their friends hanging around outside, they tried to tell us the palace was closed which we knew it wasnt and then tried to tell us we wouldnt be allowed in because of our attire, which again we knew wasn't true but it would be easy for someone to be tricked by these guys, if they havent had this same warning, which luckily we got from the hotel concierge.
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wanderlust2011 wanderlu…
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Grand Palace a must see in Bangkok Apr 26, 2012
This palace is beautiful. Be careful to cover up your shoulders and legs before entering to respect thai culture. There are stalls outside the palace selling some cool clothes which are cheap and a great souvenir! I visited this palace as part of a thai intro group so we had fun and dressed in colourful palace pants ! You can book a tour guide or wander around by yourself. My favourite was the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is particularly beautiful. When entering the temple be careful to remove shoes and do not to sit with feet facing the buddha as that is disrespectful in thai culture.
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zumv zumv
3 reviews
one of the must unique experiences when going to thailand.. but don't overdo it Mar 03, 2011
the grand palace would truly appeal to your senses. for one thing, you'll just think of one color-- GOLD. although this place is a unique eye candy for anyone, i won't suggest anyone to stay here for more than 3 hours.. for the reason that human eyes could only take so much gold for a lifetime.. after lingering here long enough, you'll get the tired aesthetic feeling that is very much like a feeling of eating the same food everyday for a month. you could see a lot of sculptures, statues, buildings and other things inside- all painted with gold. this place is great if you want new perspectives and great shots with your camera. also, it has a good historical significance in thai culture. you'll appreciate this place- provided that you don't have the attention span / boredom tolerance like that of a kid and that you stay here not longer than 3 hours. :)

p.s-- oh by the way, before i forget.. be careful of those unscrupulous con-men who surround the outside gate of the grand palace. there are unbelievably plenty of them. they would try to dissuade you from entering the place, would say the palace is closed and instead will drive you to go somewhere else with them, try to sell you something, or charge you and a lot more things beyond what i could probably imagine. i've heard about this from a lot of friends and acquaintances who had less luck. the best way to go about this is-- do not trust anyone who prevent you from entering the grand palace. you'll get a safer feeling once you're already inside the palace.
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zuesty zuesty
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huge and amazing Apr 24, 2011
i went here towards noon in late march, i was sweating bullets! CRAZY hot in the sun. i got a tour guide who was really cool and sounded knowledgeable. the place as a whole is really beautiful architecturally. most of the buildings you can't go inside and it was really crowded. i recommend going there early in the morning. the tour guide said its not as crowded and in my case wouldn't be as hot. charge your camera battery because you'll be taking lots of pictures and you don't want to run out like i did...

definitely read up on the place or get a tour guide to give you a background of what the whole thing is about. without that, you'll just be looking at bunch a pretty buildings. the little facts here and there make it a lot more interesting.
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DarkAngel32 DarkAnge…
4 reviews
Grand Palace Bangkok and Floating Market Apr 05, 2011
Discover Bangkok's beautiful, gleaming temples and the magnificent Grand Palace lost in ancient Siamese history with a river cruise to the famous ruins of Ayuthaya, the Kingdom's former capital.

Experience the novelty and fun of a Floating Market or apply your bargaining skills for some unbeatable prices in the stifling heat of the weekend market. Cycle around hidden trails for a completely different experience… But whatever you do, make sure to arrive in Bangkok with a zest to explore, and to make the most of every minute in this magical metropolis.
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nicole_zhu nicole_z…
3 reviews
the one you must go Jul 18, 2011
if you plan to vist the temples around BANGKOK,i have to say GAND PALACE is one you must go . i highly recommend you to hire a guide for you ,it's worth of money(about 300Baht

),it help you to understand to life of the royal family and the history of all the item that exhibision over there....
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skyyrider skyyrider
3 reviews
Proper dress code May 20, 2011
Entrance calls Vised Chai si. It is about 5 mins taxi from Khaosan road. I would say 50 baths for taxi cost. No short or slippers allow in the temple or pay 200 baths rental( shoes and pants) Best if you hire one of the temple guide to tell you the history of the temple.
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skyyrider skyyrider
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Proper dress code May 20, 2011
Entrance at Vised Chai si door, about 5 mins taxi from KhaoSan Road or take tuk tuk for 50 baths. No short and slippers allow inside the temple or pay 200 bath to borrow pants and shoes from the temple.
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Kurisu Kurisu
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Must see attraction Jan 02, 2011
There's not much to say about Grand Palace...

It's one of the major must-see tourist attractions in Bangkok.

At 350 Baht, it's not exactly cheap but still ok.

If you like taking pictures like I do, this is the place to be! Sooo many details! You can waste your whole memory card there hehe :-P

I think the place is opened until 4pm.

As it's a major attraction, there are quite a few tourists there!

Don't forget to wear long pants/skirts and no tank tops, because they won't let you in.

If you forget, you can still borrow appropriate clothes at the entrance.
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Kurisu says:
You're welcome! ^^
Hope you enjoyed your visit! :)
Posted on: May 20, 2011
feline_p says:
Thank u for the advice on appropriate attire n all :) appreciate it a lot!Saves me a lot of trouble definitely..Thanks!
Posted on: May 20, 2011
jaxinthebox jaxinthe…
3 reviews
Architectural Jewels Mar 09, 2011
Wow, everything was so picturesque. Lots of color and everything seemed to glisten in the sun. The place was crowded when I went but I guess it always is. The structures were very well maintained, definitely the first stop in Bangkok for every tourist.
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alpgalip alpgalip
75 reviews
"The most popular sightseeing in Bangkok" Nov 06, 2010
The Grand Palace is mostly known historical place in Bangkok. And every tourist should visit this place. It has so many buildings inside the area. Its possible to feel Thai culture there. It has so clean surrounding. And many buildings to take photos. The Palace is started to build in 1700's. There are many mythological species. The buildings surrounded with big walls. There are many pictures on the walls. There is a beautiful shaped trees and plants. Entrance fee is normal for this beauties. Highly recommended to visit.
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nadia6035 nadia6035
2 reviews
Grand Palace Mar 20, 2010
After paying the 350 Baht entry fee, I covered my arms and shoulders with a large shawl and waited to enter the Palace only to be told the shawl won't do. I should wear a T shirt instead. I thought the shawl covered much more of me than a T shirt would but they insisted I pay 150 Baht to "hire" a T shirt. I refused and luckily was able to sell my ticket to a by-stander. I went instead on a longboat trip for one hour that was far more enjoyable (as reported to me by my friend who was allowed in).

REMEMBER, if you're visiting the Grand Palace make sure to wear a T shirt (half or long sleeved).
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devilgirl says:
nice info.. thx
Posted on: Aug 10, 2011
khorkan khorkan
1 reviews
Sep 05, 2006
The Lonely Planet tends to be great for recomendations for places to see but they way understated this place. The Grand Palace is really something special. The artistry, the building, the details, the grounds, are just beautiful. Even better is if you go on a really nice day the sun shining off many of the gold buildings looks really special. Entry fee isn't too bad it's about 250baht I think. When you arrive you have guys there asking you if you want a tour guide & I went for that & found it was good but that cost about 350baht so I wasn't too thrilled about that butthe guidewas just about worth it. Final thing to look out for is you have to be dressed appropriately which can be tough given how hot it ususally is. Cover your legs & girls can't wearlittle tops. Having worn shorts myself I wasluck thatthe tour guide was able to supply me with really light trousers (kind of resembled pyjama bottoms actually) to put over my shorts.

All in something well worth seeing in Bangkok - a break from seeing all the Budhas.
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