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Grand Palace Tickets and Tours

Get insights on how to live like royals with our curated Grand Palace Bangkok tour. Step into the grandeur of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, an architectural wonder and a site of immense historical importance in Thailand. Get ready to be transported back in the time of the Thai monarch and experience the grandeur as you embark on a guided Grand Palace Thailand tour. Prepare to be mesmerized by the intricate details of the buildings and decorations, lush gardens and opulent throne halls, as we explore the Grand Palace, a veritable treasure trove of Thai art and history. Join us as we uncover the hidden gems and stories of this grand palace, and begin our journey into its rich cultural heritage.
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Our tips for Grand Palace Bangkok

  • Follow the dress code: Make sure to follow the dress code while visiting Grand Palace and other religious sites. Wear long pants or skirts and shirts with sleeves. If you are wearing sandals, wear socks with them. Alternatively, you can also buy extra cover-ups from the booth outside the Palace.
  • Make the most of your day-trip: To make the most of your day, you can also take a canal cruise or explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Also, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), or Wat Arun is also nearby.
  • Navigate around: To beat the crowds, it is recommended to visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, located to the left of the entrance, upon arrival. For a later visit, start by heading to the right past the ticket booth to see the palace and formal halls, then make your way back to Buddha Ratana Starn Hall and Sidhala Phirom Hall, which are located behind the Emerald Buddha complex. Take your time to explore the intricate details of the stupa-like monuments and multi-headed snakes along the temple's exterior.

Good to know

Built in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, Grand Palace served as the official residence of the Thai King for over 150 years. The Palace complex sports intricate Thai architectural details and features such as ceramic mosaics, colourful glass, articulated roofs with spires and more. The Palace has elaborate and lush gardens such as Dusit Maha Prasat Garden which features a gorgeous pond with lotus flowers.

The Palace no longer serves as the official residence but it does host various ceremonies throughout the year. Inside you can find the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew, which is another popular tourist attraction. In 1991, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural significance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Where is the Grand Palace located?

    The Grand Palace is located in the government district of downtown Bangkok, situated between the Chao Phraya River, Sanam Luang Park, and Wat Pho.

  • Q: How do I reach the Grand Palace, Bangkok?

    The Grand Palace can be easily accessed by taking the Chao Phraya Express to Tha Chang Pier, or by taking a taxi or tuk-tuk from the city center. However, be prepared for potential delays due to heavy traffic in Bangkok.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Grand Palace, Bangkok?

    The Grand Palace is accessible to visitors daily from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Grand Palace, Bangkok?

    To avoid both crowds and heat, it is recommended to visit the temples during the early morning hours on weekdays, especially during the cooler and drier months of November to February. Alternatively, the rainy season of July through October can also be a good time to visit, as it tends to be less crowded.

  • Q: What are the nearest attractions to Grand Palace?

    Other popular nearby attractions include - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Bangkok National Museum.

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