Grand Palace

Currently Open [Closes at 03:30 pm]
  • Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-026235500
  • Ticket Price: 500 THB
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Palace, Performance, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

About Grand Palace, Bangkok

Both Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace are located in the same complex so you can combine your visit to the Grand Palace with that of the temple. The designs of Grand Palace are more of European style unlike Wat Pra Kaew. The Palace is used for various memorable occasions like weddings, events, special ceremonies, etc. Visitors are allowed in the European style reception room and few other sections inside the Palace. Every year, various state functions are held inside the Palace.

The Grand Palace is a compilation of various buildings, pavilion, huge open lawns, halls, rooms and much more. Once you visit this Palace, you will realize the grandeur of architectural style which is unique to this region. Grand Palace is regarded as the most highly recognized architectural Palace and landmark of tourism in Bangkok. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bangkok itinerary 6 days.

Grand Palace Information

  • Dress code should be followed strictly.
  • Parking is available near the Palace.
  • Photography not allowed.
  • Personal audio guide also provided at a rent of 100 Bht.

How To reach Grand Palace by Public Transport

  • Taksin Station

Restaurants Near Grand Palace

  • Supatra River house
  • Sky Bar
  • Gazebo Club & Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Grand Palace

  • 95% of people who visit Bangkok include Grand Palace in their plan

  • 33.85% of people start their Grand Palace visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Grand Palace

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

49.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Grand Palace

People normally club together Bangkok Wat Arun and Jim Thompson House while planning their visit to Grand Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The architecture is amazing. I love the details and work they put into making it so grand. Can't really enter the palace and temple buildings but can see from outside (except to see the emerald Buddha but can't take photo inside). Lots of other tourists around, especially Chinese tour groups. Make sure shoulders and legs are fully covered to get in, otherwise, they'll make you buy clothes to cover.

  • The entrance fee of 500baht is a surprise but this place is a must see when in Bangkok. You must be fully dressed, no shorts or exposed shoulders, to able to enter. The palace architecture is amazing and you also can visit the green jade Buddha temple. Bring water and a hat because it is hot. The surrounding area is full of temples to walk to so plan a few hours in the area. Metro is close and so are food stands and convenience stores. Enjoy!

  • Honestly, there were just way too many people. To the point where it made the whole time there uncomfortable. And having travelled around a lot of SEA, it also wasn't much different to what I've seen before. Don't get me wrong, it is a huge, amazing palace. Just very similar to my previous experiences. Guess it is a must do while in Bangkok though. REMEMBER to wear long pants. They will make you buy a pair outside the palace gates if you don't have them.

  • Awe inspiring in architectural grandeur and scale of construction. Intricately inlaid with extensive work which is truly reflective of Thai traditions - an amalgam of northern Thai, North-eastern Khmer and Southern influences, all harmoniously tied together neatly, making for a stunning visual treat!!! It would help to have a tour guide to explain a lot of nuances though. The strict dress code caught a lot of visitors unawares, but there are "helpful" shops right outside, which provide the necessary appropriate gear - for a price 😉 Even a full day isn't enough to catch all the sights, so plan your trip accordingly. The crowd & access control sucks big time, hence prepare to wait/walk endlessly to reach the palace!!! It can get rather tiring for kids.

  • The Grand Palace in Bangkok is beautiful. It is a bit pricey to get in, but it didn't seem that any of the many tourists had any problems paying the fee. The grounds are maintained beautifully and the detail is astounding. There are a lot of taxis and stalls in front that try to trick tourists into over-paying for things, so just be careful of that.

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