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Family Review of The Grand Palace

Away Travel Expert: Jenny McKelvie
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of the most sacred sites in Thailand, and only those dressed conservatively (a sign of respect) are admitted. For women this means opaque clothing and covered shoulders, while men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves. Anyone wearing sandals has to put on a pair of socks.
  • If you need to borrow clothes to cover up, you can get these from a booth near the entrance. A refundable deposit is required.
Constructed in 1782, the regal Grand Palace was the spectacular home of the Thai king for a century-and-a-half. Today, the complex—which is still very much at the spiritual heart of the country—impresses locals and visitors with a clutch

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Address:
East of the river, on Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang
Bangkok
Thailand
Parking: Daily 8:30am-3:30pm; most individual buildings are closed to the public except on special days proclaimed by the King
Price: Admission 250B (US$7.10/£3.85). Price includes Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Coin Pavilion inside the Grand Palace grounds, as well as admission to the Vimanmek Palace (in Dusit Park)


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 02222-8181
Transportation: Take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to the pier called Tha Chang, then walk due east, and then south
Price Information: Admission 250B (US$7.10/£3.85). Price includes Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Coin Pavilion inside the Grand Palace grounds, as well as admission to the Vimanmek Palace (in Dusit Park)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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