The Grand Palace

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6 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, which sits smack in the middle of the city, while resting elegantly on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This is Thailand's most revered spot and one of its most visited. Full review →

Proper attire (no flip-flops, shorts, or bare shoulders or midriffs) is required

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Adjoining Wat Phra Kaew is the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang), a former royal residence that is today only used on ceremonial occasions. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

The former royal residence of the kings of Siam... the Grand Palace now hosts official ceremonies.

Don't miss the Aphon Phimok Prasat, a beautifully proportioned wooden pavilion, and the Dusit Mahat Prasat.

Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Bangkok's paramount must-see sight is this architectural and spiritual treasure, which is twice as dazzling if you see it on a sunny day. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Located on the Chao Phraya River, the gold-spired Grand Palace is one of Thailand’s most important sacred sites. Full review →

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