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Grand Palace

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

THB 500

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“To avoid the large crowds and scorching heat, plan your visit to the Grand Palace early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Don't forget to dress appropriately, as shorts, sleeveless shirts, and flip-flops are not allowed inside the complex.”

The spectacular Grand Palace is undoubtedly the most famous and important landmark in Bangkok. If you're in the area and looking for some tours in Bali, this is something that's not to be missed!

The Grand Palace is a massive complex that was built all the way back in 1782 and for 150 years it served as the main residence of the King until 1925.

Now it is mainly used for ceremonial purposes. A visit to the Grand Palace will not disappoint, there is so much history and it consists of not only the royal and throne halls, but also a number of government offices as well as the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha (also known as the Wat Phra Kaew Temple), a place you don't want to miss out on!

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Make sure to plan ahead and take some time out of our day (at least two to three hours) to visit the whole compound because the area is as big as 142 football fields!

Fun fact: did you know that in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (the most holy shrine in the entire country), no one is allowed to touch the Buddha except for the Thai king himself?

How to get there?

As the Grand Palace is located in the heart of Bangkok, it won't be difficult to get there! The easiest way to get to the Grand Palace is via the BTS (Skytrain), the Chao Phraya Express Boat or taxi. If you only need to cover a short distance, a Tuk Tuk is also worth considering!

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What is the best time to visit?

We would suggest getting to the Grand Palace during weekdays at 8.30 AM! It gives you a far greater chance of having the place to yourself (or at least less people). Weekend days can get pretty hectic.

Best spot to take pictures:

The Grand Palace is a great place for photographers to test out their wide angle lenses. And even if you're not a professional photographer or have expensive gear, you will have the best time taking pictures, as every corner of the Palace is worth a picture. 

The temples are surrounded by a dazzling collection of soaring spires, golden stupas and ferocious-looking guardian figures. It's worth paying attention to all the details as almost every surface is covered in multi-colored mosaic tiles!

Tips:

A strict dress code applies and visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops). If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Same thing applies to female visitors: you can't wear see-through clothes, or show bare shoulders and knies. Don't worry, there is a booth near the entrance that can provide appropriate clothes (although a deposit is required).

 The Grand Palace is only a couple minutes walk away from Wat Po, another must-see Bangkok attraction – it’s worth doing both together.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Grand Palace?

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand, that serves as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand.

What is the history of the Grand Palace?

The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 and it served as the royal residence until 1925. It is now used for ceremonial purposes and is a major tourist attraction.

What are the main attractions within the Grand Palace?

The main attractions within the Grand Palace complex include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the Royal Reception Halls, the Chakri Maha Prasat Hall, and the Museum of the Emerald Buddha.

What is the dress code for visiting the Grand Palace?

Visitors are required to dress modestly when visiting the Grand Palace. Men should wear long pants and shirts with sleeves, while women should wear long skirts or dresses that cover the knees and have shoulders covered.

What are the opening hours and admission fees for the Grand Palace?

The Grand Palace is open daily from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The admission fee is 500 Thai Baht per person. Please note that the opening hours and admission fees may vary, so it's best to check the official website or contact the palace directly for the most up-to-date information.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

THB 500

Find it on google maps