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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The Grand Palace reviews
We went on a really hot day, so it was not great being in the heat. The palace was interesting to see but I do think it was too crowded and overwhelming.
We went on a really hot day, so it was not great being in the heat. The palace was interesting to see but I do think it was too crowded and overwhelming. more »
You cannot come to Bangkok and not see the Grand Palace. It was sweltering hot, so come at opening time 8:30 500 baht per person Can’t miss it!
You cannot come to Bangkok and not see the Grand Palace. It was sweltering hot, so come at opening time 8:30 500 baht per person Can’t miss it! more »
*Disclosure: Self-initiated review. No benefits were obtained in exchange for this unbiased review.* October 2022 I went to the Grand Palace on a weekend, and paid 1000 baht for an English-speaking guide who was one of several independent(?) guides offering their services at the main entrance. Dress code was unnecessarily strict. My partner had to raise her arms above her head to prove that her top will not lift and reveal her belly. Even after entering, I witnessed guards approaching a modestly dressed tourist and asking her to cover her shoulders! However if you enter the grounds fully covered, even with the tattiest clothes and the nastiest flip-flops, you'll be absolutely fine. Alright enough with the whingeing. The buildings were really lovely, with gold leaf and coloured glass featuring on the exterior and interior of many buildings. There's also an interesting fusion of European and Thai aesthetics, reflecting a particular period of Thai history. Many buildings were not open to the public and had to be admired from outside. More informational signs would also be great. In all, probably a must-see in Bangkok.
Cool temple grounds to see! Very ornate and historical. Great sight seeing place. Lots of ornate structures. Very beautiful and well kept grounds. We ended up buying tickets on site, they take cash or card. You can reserve tickets ahead of time, but the website only lets you purchase for the following day not same day so we just showed up and bought tickets. Please cover yourself or you will be denied entry! Pants for men and women and dress modestly. There are vendors outside that sell pants and clothing for covering up. The decorations and statues are all amazing to see. Very cool experience. Great for photography.
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