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The Great Palace, royal residence
The Great Palace
The Great Palace, royal residence
Thai name : พระบรมมหาราชวัง
My opinion:
Be careful of tuk-tuk drivers telling you the Grand Palace is closed and try to take you visit other places. Most of the time they are lying and trying to lure you into jewlerry shops where they get commissions and gems are often fake. This one of Bangkok's classical scams.

The Grand Palais (or Royal Palace) is fast enough to visit because you can not enter to see the inside as it is one of the royal residence still in use. The King of Thailand does not live there but the palace is at its disposal. We meet sometimes a squad of guards in white outfits that seem more there for the parade as a real desire to secure the place.

Some tours going Great Palace

Half-Day Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun Tour
By TakeMeTour

Half-Day Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
See Bangkok's top temples in half day with our private tour to Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Our Local Experts will show you beyond the iconic structures of these temples.

Explore the Temples on Thai Baht Coins in Bangkok
By TakeMeTour

Explore the Temples on Thai Baht Coins in Bangkok

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Flip the coins together with us, and let's discover more behind the temples on our coins! These remarkable temples are some of Bangkok's most historically significant, and it's all the more better when you can learn about them from our Local Experts!

Let the Thai Baht Coins Lead You to Temples
By TakeMeTour

Let the Thai Baht Coins Lead You to Temples

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Have you ever noticed what appears on Thai coins? Actually, those places are the historic temples around Bangkok and surely, they are must-visit places. Flip the coins and join my journey! You will discover more of what you see on the coins.

Visit 6 Popular Temples in Bangkok on a e-Scooter
By TakeMeTour

Visit 6 Popular Temples in Bangkok on a e-Scooter

Offered in Englishenglish guide
We will be riding electric scooter to go to measure the various temples to bless and watch the ancient architecture of Thailand. Including to visit and eat in the popular dessert shop in the area Mont Nomsod.

Practical information about Great Palace

Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
You can go to The Emerald Temple in Bangkok by using Chao Phraya Express boat service and stop at Tha Chang Pier but since July 29, 2019, there is a MRT station, underground subway of Bangkok, which is nearby, station Sanam Chai.


To go visit Great Palace, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Great Palace ?

To get to Wat Phra Kaew temple or Grand Palace by public transport, the easiest way now is to use the MRT, Bangkok's underground metro and get off at Sanam Chai station. There is then a 7-8 minute walk to reach the entrance. Another option is to go there by river using the Chao Phraya Express boats and get off at the Ta Chang stop. The BTS, Bangkok Skytrain, joins the Chao Phraya Express at Saphan Taksin. You will find all the details on these means of getting around on the page dedicated to transports in Bangkok .

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