The spectacular Grand Palace is an example of great architecture. It is one of Bangkok's most impressive collection's of ... More
The spectacular Grand Palace is an example of great architecture. It is one of Bangkok's most impressive collection's of temples and palaces. Although the Royal Family no longer resides here, the Palace is still used for ceremonial purposes, and most of it remains closed to the public; however, the four main buildings are incorporated in the grounds of the glittering Wat Phra Keo and must be visited to experience their brilliant, diverse styles. Appropriate dress code required.
But very little on indoor stuff, it is ALL outdoors so be prepared to sweat like a pig. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is theer and is indoors but no a/c, you will sweat bullets while exploring this place!
I loved this place!!! It was open to all tourists, and it was the Queen's birthday..Inside the sweet pungent odor of inscense permeated the air..Inside the walled palace, was the Temple of the Emerald Buddha..You must take off your shoes to enter..the walls are covered in tapestries depicting holy ideals of the buddhism..the floors richly tiled..on top of a massive gold altar sits the emerald buddha..it was defintely a wonder to see this huge chunk carved from emerald..the sounds of little bells clinking around the temple,keeps the evil spirits out..If you ever go to Bangkok, this palace is a must!!! I stayed at the Erawan Hotel which at the time was the grandest 5 star hotel in Bangkok..20 baht to the dollar was the exchange rate..I dont know what it is now..But the food is spicy and enjoyable..it is humid there, so dress cool..The shopping is unbelievable..I have never seen the variety of jewels anywhere in the world at great prices..You can have a suit custom made ready to wear at the end of the day!!! Of course the Bangkok River is highly polluted, but a taxi ride on one of they're boats is a thrill of a lifetime..huge v-8 motors,connected to a propeller shaft,whisk you from one pier to the next...along the banks, pagodas rise from the jungle..exotic animal life,and villages await your next adventure....Id rate Bangkok as a must see in your lifetime...
I liked the Grand Palace. It lives up to its name. My only complaints is there was a man standing nearby who told us the place was closed. It is only open to Thai people due to a National Holiday. If you are going to Bangkok, beware because this will happen no matter where you go. The people are trying to get you to go somewhere else to spend your money and the guards/people working at the attraction do nothing to stop this.
A must-see for any visitor to Bangkok. Even if you only have one day, you must go here.
Because it is a religious site, there are a few rules regarding attire for visitors to the Grand Palace.
1. You must wear long pants or a long skirt. Nothing that shows the knee. Capri-length trousers are probably ok.
2. You must wear a shirt that covers your shoulders and arms at least to the elbow. No tanks, or short sleeves.
3. You must wear shoes that cover your feet. Specifically the toe, they must be closed-toe shoes.
These rules do seem to be bent from time to time, as I saw a couple of people in T-shirts. However, I also saw many tourists in shorts and T-shirts being turned away. If you want to be sure of getting in, you are better to err on the side of being covered.
Yes, the weather is hot and you won't want to wear a lot of clothes but keep in mind that Thai people dress conservatively, and this is a religious site for them.
While the majority of people consider going to the Grand Palace a must visit if u r in Bangkok, I would not recommend it for people who don�t like historical monuments.
I like nature and animals, so I enjoyed the various parks and safari offered in Thailand, and I was really very satisfied.
I left the visit of the Grand Palace till my last day in Thailand, and I found it very informative, because the guide explained many interesting stuff about the history, religion and the government in Thailand.
So if u don�t like history, you can go just to get interesting information, and something to enrich your knowledge with. As well as the lovers of oriental architecture will like the trip.
WOW!! i never knew that the tamples will be that great!! Amazing!!! really beautifull.. and huges place..
I cant stop taking pics of it.. nothing that i dislike about that place..
its really an ancient place n very beauty :)
st disappointed. Many building were under construction that destroy historic atmosphere, creating an emotion of modernization or artificial destination. Very few places permitted to access or no stopping place for relax.
The Grand Palace is very very beautiful..intricate works on the wall, pillars are awesome...lots of photo opportunities....The Thais must be very proud of this place...
Try to go by BTS to Saphnon Taksin station, then look out for the Chao Phraya tourist boat pier. Board a boat for 100 baht day pass. It's a wonderful way to see the grand palace and other tourist attraction...
Be careful of touts/stranger...Do not believe anything they say. One approach us at the Grand Palace and said that it was not open until 1 am becoz the French president was inside. He recommended us to go to a few places using the tuk-tuk, luckily we did not believe him....
However, overall, it was a good visit
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