The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Established in 1782, this ceremonial residence of the Kings of Thailand features several magnificent buildings like the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Take your time to explore the imposing courtyards and visit the major landmarks within the Grand Palace complex. Visit the Queen Sirikit Museum, where you can view the stunning textiles on display. Don't miss Khon Performances—known as the Thailand's masked dance drama—at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the palace’s magnificent history. Visitors are expected to keep their legs and shoulders covered in the complex. – Tripadvisor
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  • Sakura_H
    San Diego, California4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place of culture
    This iconic landmark is a testament to the country's rich cultural heritage and architectural brilliance. The intricate detailing of the palace complex, adorned with shimmering gold and vibrant colors, is a sight to behold. As you explore the palace grounds, you'll encounter stunning temples, majestic halls, and beautifully manicured gardens. The sheer magnificence of the Grand Palace leaves a lasting impression, reflecting the grandeur of Thailand's royal history. A visit to this majestic site is a truly unforgettable experience that offers a glimpse into the splendor of Thai craftsmanship and tradition.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Ray3870
    Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge place with many sights
    A huge and beautiful place popular with tourists. Need to wear long pants but can just get a cheap pair of pants at the shops opposite the road if you are denied entry. Do not miss the cultural dance show at the theatre nearby where the free shuttle bus will bring you there.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Bhargava Krishna
    Bangalore District, India141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand palace is Grand
    Must visit in Bangkok, dress decently covering your knees and shoulder. You can book the tickets at counter and Thai govt providing booklet guide of temple. It took 2-3 hours for me to cover this palace.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 28 June 2023
  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get in early and ensure you are dressed properly
    Get in early, as close to opening time as you can, to avoid crowds. Ensure you are familiar with the dress requirements and familiarise yourself with what you can and cannot take into the Grand Palace. Take your time, enjoy the beauty of the space.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Kate
    Washington DC, District of Columbia291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite. Stunning.
    This palace has exquisite details inside and out. Extraordinarily beautiful. Photos do not do it justice; must see in person. And of course, the emerald Buddha was a delight to see, as well. This a MUST if you are visiting Bangkok.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Anamika T
    363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend to visit with a guide
    Beautiful architecture in the heart of the city. We went as part of the temple and palace tour and had a guide with us. Would highly recommend taking a guided tour. The dress code is very strict. The ticket for tourists is Baht500 per person.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shiny!
    We visited the Grand Palace and on our way there a lady convinced us in being our tour guide. We are glad she did. The visit made so much more sense. The Grand Palace itself is such a fantastic mix of buildings and statues, one nicer than the other in colour and decoration. The highlight is then the Emerald Buddha and the whole golden interior of the temple. We visited of the visit with a dance performance that is included in the ticket price, which is worth doing. Overall 2-3 hours well spent.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Azriel_and_Smurf
    Murrumbateman, Australia826 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very busy tourist attraction but MUST see in Bangkok
    It was really busy when we went there. It’s King’s birthday celebration week. Some road closures and areas within the Grand Palace were also closed in preparation of the ceremony that evening. Unique building and construction to showcase Thailand iconic carvings and religious symbolic statues.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Julie R
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magnificent sight
    An immensely touristy attraction but still so beautiful. Go early morning if you can. You can learn a lot yourself without paying for a guide. Be aware people try to sell you cover up clothing! Men must have long trousers but flip flops are fine. No vest tops. Women can wear long dresses below the knee but shoulders must be covered and a scarf is not allowed to do so. Interesting place and allow at least two hours. Very busy at times. Tourist are charged 500 bharts but definitely worth visiting
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • SMW
    Albury, Australia345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Bangkok Must See
    A Must See in Bangkok, The Royal Grand Palace & Wat Pho are amazing. The extensive temple complex cannot be seen in a hurry. Allow 2-3 hours. If you visit the Flower Market first, head to one of the cafes by the river for a drink in the refreshing breeze by the river. The Royal Grand Palace is an incredible monument to the history of Thailand. The various temples house an array of beautiful artefacts with one temple dedicated to the history of health massage in Thailand. Wander the grounds and take in the art, architecture and history of the smaller temples before viewing the main attraction - The Reclining Bhudda. This wonderful statue lies resplendent in the long hall but make sure you look at the wall paintings as well as the ceiling. As you leave take note of the detail at the back of the Bhudda's head - it is incredible.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
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werner d
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
These days measures about dress code is very wide.
Men must wear long pants.
Women legs should be full covered as well and not 3/4 covered.
Only women can enter without correct dress code and less then 3/4 cover the legs.
Same with code for tops.
All a scam together as moneymaker.
Have respect for culture but this out of proportions and feel like discrimination.
Years ago all could visit in shorts and woman could cover with a scarf.
Written 17 June 2024
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Meher
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
My friend and I enjoyed our visit to the Palace—it was definitely worth it! I highly recommend everyone, regardless of age, to visit.

Although it was hot, wearing sunglasses and/or a hat is advisable. Additionally, carry water with you.

Please note that there is a dress code requiring long skirts or pants and shirts that cover your arms and legs. Be mindful of this when planning your visit.
Written 17 June 2024
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Ambili07
London, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
A vast site with beautiful craftsmanship throughout. Our visit was on an incredibly hot day (38 degrees +) so we didn’t stay for too long but you could spend 2-3 hours just enjoying the space. It does get very crowded but everyone was very respectful waiting their turn to view points of interest.
Written 16 June 2024
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Amy M
Fairfield, CA8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The grounds of The Grand Palace was pretty big, but unfortunately, even arriving early as everyone suggested, the tour groups also had the same idea. Taking pictures was nearly impossible without avoiding the crowd. Add the heat and humidity in late May, and not too many areas to hide from the sun, we literally couldn't wait to get out of here.

We didn't get a map of the grounds when we paid the admission fee, so we had no idea where to go (or what we were looking at) once we entered the grounds. It was not a good experience for us. Unfortunately, we missed out on visiting the other places within The Grand Palace due to the heat and crowd (large tour groups).

Bring an umbrella for the heat and/or possible rain, depending on the season you arrive. There is a different admission cost for Foreigners. And yes, there is a Dress Code, so be prepared to wear long pants and shirts with sleeves.
Written 13 June 2024
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cristoph2010
Toronto1,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
The layout of the Grand Palace is just huge. I actually found it difficult to navigate had I not hired a tour guide. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (which is really small from a distance) is in the vicinity. The amazing thing is the palace is still used for ceremonial functions.
Written 12 June 2024
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PL28401
Wilmington, NC117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Grand Palace is a huge complex including the temple, museums, shops and other buildings. The pamphlet they give you upon entry is not very helpful as it doesn't have a map of the grounds - I guess you had to buy that. It was packed with tour groups when we visited, and some of the tourists were quite pushy. The temple with the emerald Buddha is very ornate, but we didn't stay long because of all the people. We accidently found the museum (blissfully air-conditioned), which had some interesting exhibits about the restoration and maintenance of the facility. Note that the grounds get very hot and there is little shade, so wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Written 6 June 2024
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ben12213
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
great experience ,, if u ever visit bangkok this is defenitly a must do trip ,,, kind staf and guide and very polite group ,,
Written 27 May 2024
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great complex, full of history and attractions. Huge, it takes few hours to be enjoyed. Ticket is reasonable and it worths the price. Umbrellas for sun are provided!
Written 27 May 2024
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MD. EKRAMUL HAQUE
Dhaka City, Bangladesh553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a stunning complex that served as the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) for over 150 years. It's renowned for its intricate architecture, vibrant colors, and historical significance.

The dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in Bangkok. It’s one must-see sight that no visit to the city would be complete without. It was built in 1782 and for 150 years was the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government.

The Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of the Thai people. Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.
Written 12 May 2024
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BigbossGoa
Goa, India176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A must visit site which is usually not included in conducted tours mostly because it has a costly entry fee (700 Baht entry fee per person) but it's really worth to visit the grand palace area. Here you also visit the famous Emerald Buddha temple. Bangkok visit cannot be complete without a visit to grand palace
Written 9 May 2024
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