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A magnificent 18th century ensemble comprising museums, a library and the temple of the Emerald Buddha — this is a must-see for any visitor to Bangkok.
The Grand Palace used to be a king’s residence. Nowadays it is one of Bangkok’s most popular sights. The palace is a large complex of 18th century buildings serving for various purposes. It is located on the Rattanakosin Island, in the historical part of the city. At present, they still hold all the significant ceremonies here, but the members of the Royal Family do not live here anymore. The main part of the complex is open to visitors and serves as a tourist site.
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Grand Palace on the mapLocation: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
daily from 8:30 am to 16:30
Phone: +66 2 623 5500
More places to visit in Bangkok
Chao Phraya River
The heart of Thailand, or the river of life - that is what Thais, with awe and tenderness, call their "wet nurse" the Chao Phraya River.4
The magnificent view of the city from the 63rd floor of a skyscraper, known to the wide public from the movie "The Hangover, Part 2", cannot leave anyone indifferent.5
It is rather small in size, but one of the most popular zoos in Bangkok. There are more than 1,600 species of different animals.20
National Theater of Thailand
You may not understand a word of the classical plays in the Thai language, but the actors’ ornate costumes and the beautiful setting will speak for themselves.9
The Marble Temple
The majestic temple of Wat Benchamabophit, made of marble, is considered to be a work of art.2
A quiet lake creates a splendid atmosphere for a romantic evening; running tracks, fitness center and sports props rental are located in the park to help you to stay in good shape.10
Baiyoke Sky Tower
Feel like an astronaut when getting to the top of one of the highest (309 m) buildings in the city – a high-speed elevator will whisk you almost into the space like a rocket!23
Amusement park Dream World
The park has 4 themed areas, each of them can compete for the title of the most interesting one. Yet the most extraordinary entertainment here is the opportunity to play in the snow in the height of hot summer!26
Siam Ocean World Aquarium
Immerse in the Little Mermaid fairy-tale in Bangkok’s huge aquarium — here you’ll be surrounded by sea stars and multicolored fish, penguins and otters, rays and sharks.29
The Jim Thompson House
The mysteriously missing king of Thai silk left as a legacy to the world his beautiful house, which now accommodates a remarkable museum of antiques.3
You can not only stare at the 46-meter golden Buddha and lots of little buddhas at the temple, but also thoroughly cleanse your karma and attract luck.11
Temple of Dawn Wat Arun
The magnificent pagoda, elegantly decorated with porcelain, is quite difficult to get to – your reward will be a stunning panoramic view of Bangkok!14