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    Stop At: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand

    This half day tour starts either in the morning or in the afternoon. We will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and guided by your professional guide, transfer to the entrance of the Grand Palace in the old part of the capital.

    Situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings, the Grand Palace occupies nearly one square mile. The former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction and is often used for the occasional ceremony. The interiors of most of the buildings in the Grand Palace are closed to the public

    Wat Phra Kaew adjoins the Grand Palace in a common compound and is the home of the country's most famous Buddha statue (also known as the Emerald Buddha). This important figure has a long and interesting history that is tied to the royal family and once resided in nearby Wat Arun. It is relatively small (about 66 centimetres) and is situated in a high position in the Wat to signify its important status in the Thai kingdom.

    Dating back to 1782 (when Bangkok was founded), the entire compound consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics. Together, these two sites form what many consider the greatest spectacle for visitors to Bangkok.

    After this visit, we drive you back to your hotel in Bangkok.


    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels. (Conditions apply)
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Centrally located Bangkok hotels
    Inclusions
    • An English-speaking guide.Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
    • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
    • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
    • All applicable taxes and service charges
    • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
    Exclusions
    • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
    • Transfers to and from apartment complexes, local guest houses, or private apartments
    • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied
    • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied
    • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities,
    • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Private tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only with other languages for joint operation on selected days of the week only.
    • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
    • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
    • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
    • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
    • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
    • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
    • Certain sights in this excursion may not be photographed for specific reasons. We kindly ask for your understanding by following local regulations
    • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
    • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
    • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    During my visit here the first time in 2016, minutes re places were kept open for tourists. This time I see you only get to visit the periphery of the grand palace and emerald Buddha temple. There is a strict vigil for dress code. No...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank PoornimaNataraja
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Poorni Many thanks for your honest review of your visit to the Grand Palace. The overall review is primarily focused on the Grand Palace stringent dress code and pricing policy to get a glimpse of the former residence of the Rama Kings. We truly...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Even in the heat, the visit to the Grand Palace was manageable as the colors and sights at the Grand Palace superceeded it. Lovely backgrounds to take photos at. Crowded most of the time even when we went on a weekday!More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank lemonade1775
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Lemona Really appreciate taking the time to review your personal experience for the Grand Palace. Indeed, it is a must-see and as you pointed out so well, the grounds, the buildings and colours make it certainly an Instagrammable highlight in Bangkok. Looking forward welcoming...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    A must see on any visit to Bangkok, and the grandure of the Palace does not disappoint. We went on a very hot day, I had a dress covering me to my knees, my husband has long shorts and two daughters in 20's sundresses, which...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank marie R
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Marie We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and...More

    Reviewed 1 September 2019

    picked up at local hotel by group and taken to area adjacent to Palace and fast tracked through entrance. Guided tour was interesting but be aware that you may have to remove hats, sunglasses and not hug for photos in certain areas due to cutural...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank David T
    Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

    Tour of the Grand Palace was impressive. All the buildings temples and shrines are magnificent. They are kept tidy and clean -?even the toilets are clean. Lots of history and a tour guide is worth the investment. We joined the Pandan Tour which had a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Christine Y
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

    Dear Christin Very much appreciate this review about your experiences at Bangkok's Grand Palace. We have forwarded this positive review to all involved in making this a visit to remember. Looking forward welcoming you again back in the Land of Smiles! With kind regards Asian...More

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    ellen w
    3 January 2019|
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    Response from shilpireviews | Reviewed this property |
    500 bhat person. no group discount. u can see the palace in 1.5 hrs easily if u do not take guide, we did becoz we wanted to listen to the stories related to it. we were griup of 12 people, got mo discount. important Tip... More
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    22 May 2018|
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    Response from Hans v | Reviewed this property |
    The entrance fee is 500 Baht (around 14 US$), tickets can be bought on site.
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