Grand Palace Thailand

Price Range

1184.00

Reviews

4.5

Overview

If you want to see this beautiful, reliable, and attractive architecture of the old King Rama I, then you must visit the Grand Palace. If you want to visit the dazzling city, then you should visit Bangkok. But without a visit to the Grand Palace, this trip will not be considered successful. The Grand Palace is one of the famous destinations in Thailand, where visitors can enjoy it.

The Grand Palace is located in the heart of Bangkok city. It is built-in 1782, which was also the residence of the King. This palace is the best example of beautiful and impressive architecture. There are beautiful grounds and greenery all around here. Ongoing here you will get very detailed information about the historic grounds and the Grand Palace.

 

 

History

Grand Palace was built with the temple of Emerald Buddha, it is also known as a royal hall. It surrounds four walls, which is 1900 meters. In 1782 on May 6, King Rama 1 ordered constructing the palace that time he moved the capital city to Bangkok. In 1925 the castle moved out completely to the monarch's own premises. It is the center of ceremony and the monarch; here also has a museum that is a tourist attraction. 

 

 

Why Is It Famous?

Bangkok is a city of beauty, culture, and hospitality, and Grand Palace is one of them where we can see the culture. Entering the palace, you have to wear long skirts or trousers; otherwise, you can't enter the palace premises. You can see four buildings, but you might not get permission to enter the premises, but you can take a tour from outside of the palace. British colonizers were built the highest building among these four. Different sculptures and structures make this place unique and eye-catchy. The grand palace colors are red, green, yellow, and orange; these colors have a significant meaning. The colors represent Buddhism's religion and stand for peace, religion, harmony, and tolerance.

The design of the palace is unique, and the roof is also very modish. Nowadays, it is not the place of the king; it is used for ceremonial purposes. Chitralada palace is the present residence of the king, but there are no tourists allow.

 

 

Best Time to Visit

To see the Grand Palace such as the grand scene and its beautiful, exquisite, and sculptural architecture one must go between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm as the palace closes daily after 3:30 pm. 

 

 

Palaces To Eat

If you have gone to visit the Grand Palace, then you should know about the food dishes and restaurants bars found around there. Because after enjoying the sight of the Grand Palace, when you feel hungry, you can taste the delicious dish there. He lives a street market street food vendor near Wang Lang (N10), he sells very good food. Along with this, you have some vegetarian restaurants near there that provide a delicious dish. Ethos Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant are the most popular for the veg dish, and the Bonchon Restaurants for Chicken Dishes.

 

 

Where To Stay?

Baan Wanglang Riverside-

It is a 4-star hotel, located in 342 Trok Watrakhang Alley, Siri Rat, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. This hotel offers you free Wi-Fi, air conditioning room available, for parking and breakfast you have to pay extra money. Check-in time of this hotel is 2.00 pm, and check-out time is 12.00 pm. for more information and booking, call +66 2 412 7234.

 

The Royal Tha Tien Village-

It is also a 3-start hotel with free Wi-Fi, and full laundry service; air-conditioning rooms are available here. It situated in 392/1-2 Maharaja Road Pranakorn Bangkok 10200, Thailand. For more information call at +66 95 151 5545.

 

 

Would you recommend a guide?

No guide is required to visit the Grand Palace. If you want, you can download Grand Place Map from their official website.

 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Monday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Thursday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Friday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Saturday : 08:30 am to 03:30 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Road : If you have landed at Bangkok Airport by air, then you can take a bus or taxi service to reach the Grand Palace. From Bor Khor Sor Bus Terminal you can get a bus to visit Grand Palace. Daily public transport buses are available at this place during day time. You can also go to the Grand Palace by taxi, in which you will have more comfort.  
  • By Train : Rail service is available for you to get from the airport to the Grand Palace. The journey starts at Phaya Thai Station. The total travel time of this railway line is about 20 to 30 minutes.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • For Thais : Free
  • For Foreigners : Rs 1184 (500 Baht)

Tourist Attractions

 

Arts of the Kingdom- 

It is a museum located in Koh Ker in the Pa district of Banga. The opening days of this museum are Tuesdays and Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays, New Year and Thai New Year special days. This is where you can see beautiful crafts and traditional artwork made by those farmers. The centers of attraction of this museum are wood carvings, gold, silverware, beetle wing decoration, gold niloar, embroidery, meenakari. To visit the museum, foreign tourists can use the palace ticket.

From Bangkok to the Arts of the State Museum, you get free bus service. This free service is available 2-times. It is available at 10.30 am which will depart from Na-Phra Road. Another bus service which will be available at 12.00 AM, which is the departure time, and pick up time is 3.00 PM from the museum.

Khon Performance at Sala Chalermkrung Royal-

It is a royal theater where you can enjoy classical dance, conducted by the guidance of His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn. When you travel to the Grand Place, you have to buy tickets to see the Royal Theatre. This will include the full ticket price. From Monday to Friday, this performance is held at 10.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16,00 and lastly at 17.30.

 

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles-

Queen Majesty made this museum in 1976 to support traditional Thai handicrafts. The reason behind creating this museum to public awareness, to present the beauty and culture of Thai. 

The museum is open daily from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm and the last time to enter the museum is 3.30 pm. The palace ticket also includes the ticket price of the museum. This ticket is 150baht for an adult, 80 baht above 65 years, 50bhat for students.

 

Doi Kham Shop-

Doi Kham shop is open in Grand Palace on 4 November 2018 near Sreesuntra Gate which is located in Attavijana Sala. Here they offer visitors hot and cold drinks, snacks, and a wide variety of high-end products. Doi Kham shop is open from 07:30 am to 04:00 pm p.m.

Address

The Grand Palace, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand

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Krish Bhula
Krish Bhula
07/16/2020 11:36
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.
Faruk Khan
Faruk Khan
06/08/2020 16:01
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. Some of the most stunning buildings I have ever seen. Everyone tells you to get here early. Most of the areas you could not move without hitting someone, I kid you not. This is true nut to butt action. I couldn't begin to fathom the amount of visitors here. Beautiful palace with some intricate handiwork. Takes about 2-3 hours to explore. Easier to get to via the river. Ticket counter closes at 3.30. Shorts and sleeveless are not allowed. You can rent/buy long pants from the shops on the main road though. Don't wear expensive shoes as you need to remove them to enter the temple
Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna
08/23/2020 18:54
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.
Jug Jugette
Jug Jugette
08/19/2020 18:34
One of the biggest ripoffs, in a country known for its scams. If you can get past the false smiles of seemingly middle class Thais anxious to 'help' you (at an exhorbitant price), you are then faced with a sign that quite openly announces a discriminatory tariff: free for Thais, 500 Baht the rest. It's not as if it's that interesting; once you've seen a bit of Hindu mythology, gilted up, it is all rather tiresome. Best avoided in favour of a good lunch somewhere away from the hordes.
Phil Halson
Phil Halson
07/17/2020 00:56
Tuk-tuk drivers will tell you that this place is closed for 'Buddha day' and offer to take you on a tour of the city for 20 baht. It's their favourite sport. Ignore them and avoid a lot of high pressure sales tactics at the various shops they will take you to, and check if the Grand Palace is open by yourself (it is genuinely shut sometimes). Non-Thais pay more to get in than Thais do, but grumbling will get you nowhere. Inside expect lots of shiny things, lots of other tourists, and a few unexpected places of tranquility.

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FAQs

You can take a train from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Makkasan City. The bus charges ₹23 - ₹430 from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Grand Palace or you can hire a cab that takes ₹1,200 - ₹1,500 to drop you at your destination.
No cameras are prohibited inside the palace.
To see the Grand Palace such as the grand scene and its beautiful, exquisite, and sculptural architecture one must go between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm as the palace closes daily after 3:30 pm. 
You can visit a few nearby places near Grand Palace. They are Arts of the Kingdom, Khon Performance at Sala Chalermkrung Royal, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, and Doi Kham Shop.
You have some vegetarian restaurants near there that provide a delicious dish. Ethos Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant are the most popular for the veg dish, and the Bonchon Restaurants are for nonveg lovers who eat Chicken Dishes.
Yes, there are a few places where you can rest and relax after a long tiring day. they are Baan Wanglang Riverside and The Royal Tha Tien Village.
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