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    This palace was built by King Rama I in the three years before the 18th century ends. It is the official house of the current King (though it is there and not live) for ceremonies. It is also the place where the Wat temple Phra Kaeo, which turned out to be the 15th century Emerald Buddha, where the Queen of Thailand wore dresses three times a year. Also, you will find Wat Po with the renowned golden Buddha sculpture. The entrance fee is 500-THB for Grand Palace and 100-THB for Wat Po.

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      • Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
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        This palace was built by King Rama I in the three years before the 18th century ends. It is the official house of the current King (though it is there and not live) for ceremonies. It is also the place where the Wat temple Phra Kaeo, which turned out to be the 15th century Emerald Buddha, where the Queen of Thailand wore dresses three times a year. Also, you will find Wat Po with the renowned golden Buddha sculpture. The entrance fee is 500-THB for Grand Palace and 100-THB for Wat Po.

        The Grand Palace 1 Maha Rat Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
      • Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan

        It is a beautiful Buddhist Temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in front of the Grand Palace. It has a central tower and 4 small towers. The temple has enough national value that you will find its picture on Thai currency. From the top of the central tower, you can admire the impressive panoramic view of the city so you can make stunning photographs with your camera during the dawn and dusk. The stairs of the temple are sheer, so be cautious. It opens daily for tourists and locals, and costs only 50-Thai baht.

        Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
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        Pak Khlong Market 116 Chakkraphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
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        D&D Inn Hotel Room No. 470/3 Khao san Road, Taladyod Phranakorn District 10200, Tambon / Khwaeng, Amphoe / Khet, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand
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        Khaosan Rd, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
      • Khao San Road Night Market
        Khao San Road is the famous tourist route of Bangkok. All the roads make an excursion. However, this is more than just a transit centre for travelers. Here you will find nightlife, good food, department stores, many people who are active all day and all night.
        Khao San Road Night Market Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 Thailand (nearest BTS: National Stadium) Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
      • Khaosan Road
        It is famously known that Kao San Road and the Rambutri Street are the cheapest parts of Bangkok city. This is something debatable.

        People would argue that Khao San Road is the comfortable place to seek accommodation in Bangkok.

        If your priorities are pubs, street vendor, historical sites, food and areas near Backpacker then this is the place for you. It is not just about the budget, because everywhere in Bangkok you can find cheap and good hotels.

        The Kao San Road hotels are as good as on the site. There are comfortable and tidy rooms with dirt free cabins without windows or insects. Luckily, there are right places in Kao San Road, top favorite are A & A guest house that are clean, comfortable, and helpful and with breakfast.
        Khaosan Road Thanon Khao San, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
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      • Bangkok

        Bangkok is a mixture of natural views and jingles that reward the travelers from all over the world who are ready to get lost in Bangkok city. Full of continuous activity, courage, character and some of the best dishes in the world, this travel Bangkok guide will help you plan a trip of a lifetime.

        It's a game of riddles with tall skyscrapers, colorful taxis, motorcycle and busy passers-by. When you visit Bangkok, you will find that this diverse city can offer you a combination of the old and the new. It may be a noisy metropolis, but at dawn, you can see Buddhist monks in yellow robes filling the streets. Come to Bangkok, and find a wide range of activities from historical and religious to shopping, galleries and tourist centers.

        Regardless of when you plan a trip to Bangkok, it gets hot throughout the year. Note that three seasons are defined here. In the monsoon season, which is from May to November, the climate is hot and humid, with a wet bottom. Heavy rains fall periodically, sometimes with intense storms. The best time to visit Bangkok is from late November to mid-January. Meanwhile, the climate is tropical and humid, but comfortable. The shortest time is from March to May when the city reaches the highest temperatures.

        Bangkok receives more visits than any other city in the world, and it does not take long to understand why. Bangkok is a city that contrasts with activities on every corner. In the volatile markets admire the glittering temples. During your stay, do not miss the serene temples of the city, including Wat Pho and Wat Arun, two of the most sacred places in the city.

        Take the tuk-tuk along lively Chinatown or take a boat with a long tail. Food is another attraction in Bangkok, from local dishes served in simple street kiosks to haute cuisine and romantic rooftop restaurants. The luxury centers compete with several stores and markets where you can pamper yourself without spending too much. Extravagant hotels and luxury apartments with surprisingly affordable services welcome you with the same Thai hospitality. And no visit to Bangkok would be completed without witnessing its wonderful nightlife. Bangkok always surprises, whether in nightclubs, cabarets or exotic hot spots.

        Bangkok’s reputation for excess precedes it. Sleazy, energetic, and the gateway to what many see as the world's greatest and most incredible backpackers’ paradise, it’s a city that on the surface seems like it’s just all play: toxic buckets of alcohol on the streets, fried insects to test your stomach further, and a dubious assortment of clubs where anything goes and dreams simply become a reality.

        Take the Grand Palace. Only a short walk from the all-night party that is the notorious Khao San Road, the palace is nevertheless a place of silent reverence, home to golden temples, giant gemmed warriors guarding the gates and the tiny, venerated Emerald Buddha (remove your shoes, and be careful never to point the soles of your feet towards the idol). 

        Khao San Road itself is home to a plethora of backpacker essentials: endless bars, affordable food and accommodation, hippie-focused clothing lines, tattoo parlors and even a hefty assortment of fake degree certificates (worryingly, you can even buy one declaring yourself a qualified pilot). Try the Pad Thai for 20 baht. Nearby you can watch locals viciously assault each other in the kick boxing ring, try your hand at producing your own Thai Cuisine in one of the many cookery schools, or indulge in the affordable luxury of a Thai massage (look for the blind massage school, which is both a bargain and great cause) or a herbal spa day. Don't miss the excellent street food KSR has to offer either, whether its for breakfast, lunch or post-party snack!

        It wouldn’t be Bangkok without the Chao Phraya River. Access has become so vital that the city is lined with canals which is a great way to see the backstreets, and houses hover over the water on a delicate looking stilted support. Take a walk through the scented riverside markets before hopping on the bargain-basement boat trip through the heart of the city with your camera always ready. 

        It’s true: in Bangkok you can do pretty much anything you want to but what you should do is explore a city that’s so much more varied and cultured than it’s ever given credit for. Then, perhaps, go to one of those parties.

        Unlike the rest of Thailand, Bangkok is real. The people and area's are what you would expect to see in Bangkok. The food is delicious and the multitude of area's to visit are endless for any traveler.

        Bangkok, Thailand
      • Bangkok Canal Pier

        It is also called as the "Venice of the East." Bangkok was a city of waterways and tiny canals, and still you can view a number of ancient bridges and piercing currents. You can also swim alongside the Chao Phraya River to see what you have missed. The Klongs Thonburi Hotel offers panoramic views of old wooden houses and colorful flower pots. The charges will be approx 100-THB.

        Bangkok Canal Pier Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 25.9 5.7 78.6 2.2
      Feb 27.7 20 81.9 7.9
      Mar 29.2 29.1 84.6 11.5
      Apr 30.2 72.8 86.4 28.7
      May 29.8 162.3 85.6 63.9
      Jun 29.1 155.6 84.4 61.3
      Jul 28.6 161.7 83.5 63.7
      Aug 28.5 169.7 83.3 66.8
      Sep 28.1 284.6 82.6 112
      Oct 27.8 245.5 82 96.7
      Nov 26.9 65.7 80.4 25.9
      Dec 25.5 9.2 77.9 3.6

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        • Awe inspiring in architectural grandeur and scale of construction. Intricately inlaid with extensive work which is truly reflective of Thai traditions - an amalgam of northern Thai, North-eastern Khmer and Southern influences, all harmoniously tied together neatly, making for a stunning visual treat!!! It would help to have a tour guide to explain a lot of nuances though. The strict dress code caught a lot of visitors unawares, but there are "helpful" shops right outside, which provide the necessary appropriate gear - for a price 😉 Even a full day isn't enough to catch all the sights, so plan your trip accordingly. The crowd & access control sucks big time, hence prepare to wait/walk endlessly to reach the palace!!! It can get rather tiring for kids.
        • Beautiful palace and intricate architecture depicting Buddhism and Hinduism. Beware of cheats who will try to trick you saying the temple is closed till noon and would want to take you around to other places. The dress code is very strict as it consists of several structures and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Hence, dress appropriately covering shoulders and legs as well. It's always better to hire a guide who would take you around quickly and explain about the place which would save your time. Don't forget to try the juicy fruits like Pineapple and Mango Stein that are sold outside the palace. Really tasty and worth relishing.
        • Great place to visit for a cultural visit whilst in Bangkok. Expect it to be very busy and to queue for quite a bit to visit the main sights. Seeing the massive reclining golden Buddha is incredible, worth the visit alone. The Emerald Buddha is not inspiring but a very peaceful place to contemplate. We had our own tour guide for two of us, and this made for a very special day. He was superb and I would recommend getting a guide.
        • This was definitely a great place to check out but I couldn’t because I was wearing shorts and they don’t tell you that when they let you in. Then they take you to a place where you can get a cover for your legs, but, of course, it’s Thailand and they don’t have my size 😂. So I ended up taking pictures of the outside and didn’t get to see the interior where they take you to the palace itself. The interesting thing was seeing all of the mourners who were coming to pay respect to the late King. They all wore black and were given priority on the streets where cars and tourists or passers by were held to let their line pass by. It was a surreal experience, especially seeing volunteers giving out food to all the visitors, as tribute to the Late King. I recommend visiting this place but wear pants first.
        • A beautiful and well maintained palace with waves of Chinese mainland tourist. Overcrowded. With the ticket, you get to visit Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and a museum near entrance. Not allowed to enter the palace buildings. Only look at them from courtyard. Bring portable battery operated hand-fans and buy ice-cold towels from inside to beat the heat. Better to go in morning time.
        • A bit of a tourist trap. 500 baht entry for both grand palace and temple. Dress code is very strict - no sarongs for men and women cannot wear wraps over there shoulders (must be another shirt or cardigan). Guards weren't too friendly and very hot in the grounds. Spent 1 hour looking at both the temple, palace and museum dedicated to his majesty. A guide or signs with information would have been valuable, otherwise not much you can learn on your own. We got there at 8.45 and it was already getting busy - recommend getting in as early as possible. Gates open at 8.30.
        • This is definitely a tourist trap for several reasons: 1) On a Thursday, it was overcrowded with tourist groups where you will be shoulder to shoulder with them. 2) this was the only place in all of Thailand that did not allow shorts for a guy. My shorts cover my knees too. The security directed me to the store to purchase pants for ~200 baht. 3) entrance fee is 500 baht, which is expensive for less than 10 buildings of replicated art work. Towards the exit, they have workers carefully decorating new buildings. If you are NOT part of a tour group, I recommend going to the Ancient City instead. It will be a little bit more baht and travel time but it was worth the trip for my wife and I.
        • The grounds of the Grand Palace is quite picturesque. Buildings were similar to British architecture from the late Victoria era. You could see that the gardens are meticulously well maintained and security was tight due to the hordes of tourists visiting the palace. There is a dress restriction for anyone going to see the place. Dress conservatively for both male and female. Other than the arms and head, no skin should be exposed. Might want to apply some natural bug repellant as well.
        • Awesome collection of building and temples! It was the most expensive grounds we toured - but I don't recall the cost. Well worth seeing and exploring. Be sure to bring a hat or umbrella if you visit midday as there is little shade and the Thailand sun can be brutal - we did not and left early without spending as much time as we would have preferred. As a side-note, when you get off the ferry and begin finding the path to the Grand Palace entrance, be aware of the friendly "employees" that say that place X is closed - but he can recommend an alternative tour instead.
        • The palace is so beautiful. it’s open 930-330pm and costs 500BHT to get in. Lots to see and appreciate in the fine buildings. You can spend a few hours walking around the complex. Just remember to dress appropriately otherwise you wont get in. No open shoulders and no shorts -even men Close to other attractions which you can do all in one day. This is very busy place in the Bangkok. Beautiful architecture of Thai culture. There are many shopping sites nearby this Palace. This is grand place, but a bit crowded!!

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