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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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  • An amazing array of many beautiful buildings and temples Do book tickets online; and note the dress code requirement - long pants + covered shoulders In May 2022, there was a huge construction... 
    An amazing array of many beautiful buildings and temples Do book tickets online; and note the dress code requirement - long pants + covered shoulders In May 2022, there was a huge construction...  more »
  • The palace and the temple next to it (Wat Phra Kaew) are the highlights of Bangkok, by far. Getting in, however, is difficult. There are people standing by all around the Palace coming to you and... 
    The palace and the temple next to it (Wat Phra Kaew) are the highlights of Bangkok, by far. Getting in, however, is difficult. There are people standing by all around the Palace coming to you and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Thai culture at its best. Spread around the area were colourful and beautifully structured temples with its edges strung with bells and the chimes were pleasant and soothing. The atmosphere exuded a sense of peace and quiet. The Jade Buddha was kept at a height which was unreachable but very impressive to look at even from a distance. One could feel the positive energy emanating from it. It was extremely hot but one could find a resting spot with shade at every part of the grounds. The Palace had a very impressive outlook but was not open for viewing due to Covid. Definitely a place to visit and to wonder about.

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