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Private Tour: Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew

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The Grand Palace is guarded by two giant Yakshaws, mythical creatures that date to the 1300s. There are dozens of structures within the walled Grand Palace complex: Chakri Group... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grand Palace is guarded by two giant Yakshaws, mythical creatures that date to the 1300s. There are dozens of structures within the walled Grand Palace complex: Chakri Group, Temple of Emerald Buddha, Phra Siratana Chedi (the golden, bell-shaped stupa), the Palace itself, Bangkok City Pillar Shrine, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, and many more. The Upper Terrace is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a somehow elevated area of the Grand palace. The view from here is nice and you can visit some of the temples and pagodas in this area during your visit of the entire palace complex.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The buildings are crowded in together and walking around on the upper terrace lets you see details up close and gives you a view of adjacent buildings too. This is really a must see area of the Grand Palace grounds.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very crowded attraction. It's worth going to see in order to say you've seen it, but if you have limited time and limited patience with people, skip it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

On the Upper Terrace and from the Upper Terrace you will see a lot of characters and animals from Thai mythology. Another great part of the tour of the Grand Palace grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I visited this unusual attraction on Chakri Day - the 6th of April, and the anniversary of the founding of the Chakri dynasty by King Rama I. It is the only day of the year that The Royal Pantheon is open to the public,so I made the effort to go and see it and the statues of each of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Yes, this is a holy place, but it's also eye candy like you'd never believe. So much packed onto one terrace as well as views of nearby equally beautiful buildings. You can't miss the tall golden-tiled spire of Phra Siratana Chedi; the exteriors of the buildings and memorials are exquisite, and the statues of human figures are stunning. Not to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

The upper terrace of the Grand Palace complex has four main monuments of which one is the model of Angkor Wat. Mythological animal sculptures are also found here with the white elephant being one of them. Its beautiful here but very hot so come early or be prepared with umbrella or hats.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

The Upper Terrace is the best part of the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok. It is the place from which the views are most impresive and the up-close look at the stupas works well. From the Upper Terrace it is possible to gaze at the impressively large demon and monkey statues guarding various strategic points. Being on the Upper Terrace... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

The Upper Terrace is a part of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which itself is in the Grand Palace complex. The 2 landmarks of Bangkok I've mentioned above must be on the "must see" list of every tourist. When you enter the compound of Wat Phra Kaew, the Upper Terrace is on your left. You can't make a mistake... More 

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