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The Grand Palace

JD Mehta
That was my Day 1 -Day 2: Walked to The Grand Palace with a fellow traveler.
Anushree Tricannad
Husein Haveliwala
Sushma Neeraj
It’s probably the most well-known attraction in Bangkok, and it’s top of the bucket list for the majority of first-time visitors to Thailand. There’s little denying the beauty and splendour of the Grand Palace, but a few insider tips can make your trip even better.Entry Fee : The Grand Palace admission fee is 500 THB (INR 1000) as there’s no getting away from it – but it’s a better deal than it might seem at first glance. In addition to allowing you to take in the undeniable splendour of the Grand Palace complex itself, which includes Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), you also get access to Bang Pa In Palace in Ayutthaya, Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom, and Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok’s Dusit area.Places to see at the Grand Palace
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All these temples are located in close vicinity. Book a cab through GRAB and enter the drop location to the Grand Palace. The rest can be explored on foot.Siam Paragon is one of the most expansive complexes that houses the Wax Museum, the Ocean World and also offers bountiful opportunities to window shop as the complex has posh brand stores. To reach Siam Paragon, we used Bangkok Sky Train (map here).Accommodation in BangkokWe stayed with our uncle but Airbnb and Booking.com can help you book budget hotels. It is advisable to book six months in advance lest you miss the amazing deals.Sukhumvit Soi 18 ——– Don Muang (Bangkok)The distance between Sukhumvit Soi 18 and Don Muang is 24.8 km. Book a cab through GRAB and that will charge you between 600-700 THB. Don Muang is the domestic airport and if you are planning to travel to Phuket next, you will have to catch a plane from here.Bangkok ——- Phuket