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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. To visit The Grand Palace and get the most from your holiday in Bangkok, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bangkok road trip app.
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  • If you see a male outside who tells you the palace is closed and seems very genuine, don't believe him. We ignored him but read later it's a well known scam. Take time to appreciate the murals, they....  more
    If you see a male outside who tells you the palace is closed and seems very genuine, don't believe him. We ignored him but read later it's a well known scam. Take time to appreciate the murals, they....  more »
  • One star because of our experience. Please read! “Buddhist teacher” says the palace is closed and convinces you to take a tuk tuk for 100baht to go elsewhere. “Randomly” parks next to fake tourist... 
    One star because of our experience. Please read! “Buddhist teacher” says the palace is closed and convinces you to take a tuk tuk for 100baht to go elsewhere. “Randomly” parks next to fake tourist...  more »
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  • A must visit place in Bangkok full of history, ornate architecture, and art. The stunning detail found throughout the complex is mind boggling. Take your time and meander your way through the property-you won’t be disappointed. Every corner provides rich new attractions for the eye. Foreigners take note - you cannot wear shorts, you will not be allowed to enter. There are vendors around the entrance that will see you a pair so don’t distress, just have 200 baht handy (per pair).
  • Date of Visit: January 2020 The Grand Palace is one of the most popular and must-see tourist attractions in Thailand. Thus, expect the place to be jam-packed with fellow tourists. Don't forget to bring your patience, a water bottle, an umbrella (especially if you're going to visit at noon), and of course, your pants! You won't be allowed to enter if you're wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts. Fortunately, there's a lot of clothing rental shops just outside the place. The entrance to the Grand Palace's whole establishment/grounds is actually free. However, if you want to go inside and see what the Palace has to offer, prepare to shell out 500 baht. My family and I just visited to see the actual architecture of the buildings as it perfectly showed the Thai culture and grandeur. We enjoyed exploring the magnificent sights and taking pictures! Be very patient, though, as there are also a lot of other people taking their own photographs.

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