A First Timer’s Guide to visit Grand Palace in Bangkok

Grand Palace Bangkok Guide

Visiting Bangkok soon? Do you want to know what things to do and see at Grand Palace in Bangkok?

Or, do you want to know how to get to Grand Palace after exploring Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Khao San Road, Pratunam, Siam Paragon and other places?

This comprehensive blog will be your guide when visiting the ever-beautiful Grand Palace.

Grand Palace Bangkok Attractions

In this blog, I will list down the attractions you can see in Grand Palace through some beautiful pictures and useful information.

This will help you easily understand what to do in the Grand Palace.

Likewise, I will show you 2 ways in getting to Grand Palace via BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat or BTS Skytrain and MRT.

Each method will have a detailed guideline so you’ll be familiar with the routes ahead of time.

And to make you understand this famous spot even more, I will share some of my personal experiences during my Grand Palace trip.

These include some of the important tips and things that you should know beforehand like the palace schedule, proper attire, and such.

All in all, this blog will be very useful when planning for your trip to Grand Palace. It will not just help maximize your time but also save your money and effort.

So, let’s start with the key things you should take into account before visiting Grand Palace.

7 Important Things You Should Know Before Getting to Grand Palace


 

1. How long do you need to spend in Grand Palace?

How long to spend at Grand Palace Bangkok

Ideally, you can complete your Grand Palace tour within 2 hours.

But, if you can spend 3 hours, that would be more than enough to enjoy all the attractions inside the complex.

2. Visit Grand Palace early in the morning to avoid the crowd

Earlier Morning

Grand Palace is a top-rated tourist spot in Bangkok with more visitors compared to Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

Since it’s a very popular attraction, the best time to visit the place is during morning. At this time, there are fewer visitors so you can tour around the complex conveniently.

3. Know the schedule of Grand Palace before your visit

Check Grand Palace Bangkok Opening Days

There are times when Grand Palace is not open because of royal ceremonies.

Therefore, you should check Grand Palace schedules here before visiting the place so you’ll not waste your time and effort.

4. Beware of tuk-tuk scammers

Tuk-tuk

There could be scammers outside Grand Palace, who would inform you that the place is closed. Then, these people would offer you an alternative tour.

So before your trip, make sure you check Grand Palace opening days here and verify if the palace is open.

5. Get Grand Palace Guide Map before you start your tour

Grand Palace Bangkok Map
Photo by Grand Palace

To make your tour more convenient, don’t forget to have a Grand Palace guide map.

You can get a softcopy of Grand Palace guide map here. Simply download the file and save it in your phone so you can navigate the attractions with ease.

Grand Palace Bangkok Hardcopy Guide Map

In case you forget to download the file, don’t worry because you can get a hardcopy of Grand Palace map for free. These are located at the entry gate of the complex.

6. Grand Palace Dress Code

Grand Palace Bangkok Dress Code Guideline
Photo by Sodacan/ CC BY-SA 3.0

When visiting Grand Palace, you should follow appropriate clothing so you won’t violate the rules.

Unlike other temples like What Pho and Wat Arun, Grand Palace has a stricter dress code.

In Wat Pho and Wat Arun temples, you can wear short pants that cover your knees. However, in Grand Palace, this is strictly prohibited.

Not only that, if you are wearing a sleeveless top, you are not allowed to use scarves to cover your shoulders.

Dress code for men:

Should wear long pants
Should wear short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirts
Can wear whatever footwear, including sandals, shoes, and flip-flop

Should not wear short pants even if it covers your knees
Should not wear sleeveless shirts
Should not wear clothing with disrespectful image or slogan

Dress code for women:

Should wear long skirts or long pants that are close to the ankle
Should wear shirts with sleeve
Can wear long dresses as long as it covers the shoulders and is close to the ankle
Can wear whatever footwear, including sandals, shoes, and flip-flop

Should not wear short and hot pants
Should not wear tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and vests
Should not wear short dresses
Should not wear see-through and torn clothing
Should not wear leggings or any tight-fitting pants

For you to easily access the complex, just wear the appropriate clothing such as long pants or long skirt that is close to your ankle. And, wear a sleeved shirt. Very simple, right? 🙂

Long Pullover Pant and Sarong

But if you prefer wearing short pants, you can do so as long as you cover your legs properly.

Or, you can bring a long pullover pant that you can easily take out and wear when visiting the temple complex.

In case you forget your sarong or pullover pant, you can rent these for a fee from the shop situated across Grand Palace.

And if you are wearing the appropriate clothing, you can also explore nearby temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun. These three attractions are located close to each other, so you can visit all of them in one day!

7. Are you aware that Grand Palace is actually near Wat Pho and Wat Arun?

Wat Arun and Wat Pho Attractions

Aside from Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun are also top tourist spots in Bangkok, with over millions of visitors every year.

Each of these temples has its own features that make it popular among tourists. So, don’t forget to visit all three spots during your trip to Bangkok.

And, you won’t have a hard time exploring these attractions because they are closely located to each other. This means you can visit and enjoy these temples in one day.

That’s what I did during my holiday in Bangkok―I visited Grand Palace first, then Wat Pho, and lastly Wat Arun. This is the most suggested route if you want to cover all 3 attractions in one day.

If you’re interested in these 2 nearby attractions, you can check out the quick guides below:
Wat Pho Bangkok Guide
Wat Arun Bangkok Guide

Grand Palace Entrance Fee and Opening Hours


 

Grand Palace Bangkok Ticket Office

Opening Hours

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ticket Price

500 Baht per person (Included Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew admission)

*Children below 120 cm are free.

To know more about the history of Grand Palace, there’s an audio guide for rent at the ticketing counter for an additional 200 baht.

This audio guide is available in 8 languages, including English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

What to Do and See in Grand Palace?


 

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew Attractions

Dazzling in gold, red, and blue colours, Grand Palace is nothing short of impressive. It’s a cultural wonder that truly deserves a visit.

From afar, you can see this large complex filled with breath-taking buildings, stunning pavilions, and beautiful gardens. These include the remarkable Wat Phra Kaew, which holds that most sacred Emerald Buddha from the 14th century.

With all its spectacular sceneries and ancient fragments, Grand Palace continues to be one of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok.

Aside from its striking beauty and history, there’s actually more to know about this top-rated tourist spot.

So, let’s walk through what are the things you can find at Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Immerse yourself inside the holiest Buddha temple in the country.

Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, houses the most significant religious symbol of Thailand―the Emerald Buddha.

Legend says that the Emerald Buddha originated in India during the 15th century.

And according to Nagasena, a noteworthy Buddhist sage, this Buddha image would shower prosperity and power to the country it resides.

The Emerald Buddha was relocated a couple of times, and it was during the 18th century that it settled in Thailand. Because of this, Wat Phra Kaew is considered a very blessed and highly respected place in the country.

The Demon Guardians

Protecting the Wat Phra Kaew are the towering demon guards that are around 20 ft. tall. These sculptures are sometimes called Yakshas, or the nature-spirits.

In the 14th century, Yakshas are dubbed to be the caretakers of the temples, protecting the gates from harm and evil.

Fast forward to the current century, these colourful guardians still hold great importance for many Buddhist sites in the country.

External Decorations of Emerald Buddha Temple

Before you enter the Emerald Buddha Temple, take time to marvel at the intricate external decorations.

Here, you’ll find the cultural artistry of the locals through the sophisticated pieces and designs covering the temple.

Three Different Costumes of the Emerald Buddha
Photo by Sodacan/ CC BY-SA 4.0

The Emerald Buddha has three sets of costumes to observe the three seasons in the country―summer, rainy, and winter.

The summer and rainy attires were created by King Rama I, while the winter costume was made by King Rama II.

And it is the King of Thailand who is assigned to change the costumes during the changing of the seasons.

The Royal Pantheon
Photo by Basile Morin/ CC BY-SA 4.0

But of course, Grand Palace has something more to offer. The Royal Pantheon is one of the many open pavilions that feature the superb Thai craftsmanship.

The Royal Pantheon, or sometimes called as Prasat Phra Thep Bidorn, showcases the stunning Khmer style.

This was built to honour the Chakri Dynasty. Hence, there are life-sized statues of the kings from the said period inside the building.

Golden Chedi and The Royal Pantheon

The Royal Pantheon, however, is often off-limits whole year-round. It only opens its doors to the public once a year, during the Chakri Day, which is every April 6.

Beside the grand Royal Pantheon are two Golden Chedis, or pagodas. These pagodas are created by King Rama I in honour of his father and mother.

The Chedis are quite an attraction, not just because of its glittering gold colours but also the striking Yaksha statues that support the pagodas.

Yaksha Statue Supporting Golden Chedi

These multi-coloured demons dressed in sparkling costumes surround the golden Chedis. Because of the vibrant designs, these statues can be a great backdrop for your photos.

Phra Mondop

Grand Palace has its own library, which is called the Phra Mondop.

The exterior of the building is clothed with the sophisticated Ayutthaya architectural design. And inside the library are key Buddhist scriptures.

Golden Yaksha Statue at Main Entrance of Phra Mondop

Because of the sacred scriptures inside the building, Phra Mondop never permits visitors into its perimeters.

Since it’s not open to the public, you can just wander around the entrance of the structure, where you can find a golden Yaksha statue.

Golden Stupa and Phra Mondop

Beside the Phra Mondop is a golden stupa from the 19th century. Unlike most pagodas in the temple complex, this one highlights a unique Sri Lankan architectural style.

The golden stupa, or also called the Phra Siratana Chedi, was built by King Rama IV.

Phra Asadha Maha Chedi

Phra Asadha Maha Chedi is one of the towers on the east side of the temple complex. This was constructed during the period of King Rama I as a place for worship.

The Statue of Cheewok Komaraphat
Photo by Matt Crampton/ CC BY 2.0

The Statue of Cheewok Komaraphat was created to honour the country’s father of medicine.

Aside from being the patron of Thai herbal medicine, Cheewok Komaraphat was the medical advisor of the Lord Buddha.

In front of his statue, you can find his healing equipment―a mortar and a grinding stone.

Model of Angor Wat

Did you know that you can find a model of the Angkor Wat within Grand Palace complex?

This structure demonstrates the communal history between Cambodia and Thailand.

Belfry Tower

Ho Rakhang, or the belfry tower, is another must-see structure in the temple complex.

Decorated with stunning porcelain mosaics of green and blue, the building was made by King Rama IV.

The bell on the belfry tower has a significant purpose. It is rung only when a new Thai ruler is nominated.

Hor Phra Monthian Dharma

Put up by the younger brother of King Rama I, the Hor Phra Monthian Dharma is another library within Grand Palace.

Inside this structure are various Buddhist scriptures that track down some important information about the country’s history.

Phra Bussabok

Phra Bussabok consists of four pillars that are enclosed by elephant statues. The pillars shelter the royal symbols and accessories of the kings during the early Bangkok period.

Asurapaksi

In Thai traditional belief, Asurapaksi is a mythical creature with the head of a Yaksha and a body of a bird. This celestial being was said to live in the legendary forest of Himmaphan.

Phra Wiharn Yod

Phra Wiharn Yod may not be as colourful as other pagodas and buildings in the complex.

But, it features some beautiful Chinese mosaics that resembles like that of the Thai crown.

This chapel houses the Phra Naga, along with other Buddha images.

The Gallery and Ramakien Story

Along the walls of the buildings in the temple, you’ll see a historical gallery that illustrates the story of King Ramakien.

The King Ramakien story is actually the Thai version of the famous Indian epic called King Ramayan.

The first part of the story is located in the opposite area of the Spired Hall. From there, move in a clockwise direction to complete the narration.

The Gallery and Ramakien Story

There are over a hundred murals that showcase some realistic Thai architectural elements, including local palaces and temples in the country.

These paintings were created back in the 17th century; hence, regular maintenance is required to keep these in good condition.

Phra Maha Montian

Phra Maha Montian is a group of 7 connecting buildings. It is dubbed to be the heart of Siamese royal supremacy because it is the grand residence of the kings.

Amarindra Winitchai Hall

The Phra Thinang Amarindra Winitchai Mahai Suraya Phiman, or also called as the Amarindra Winitchai Hall, is one of the 7 connecting buildings.

This area was constructed in the 17th century by King Rama I to serve as a formal audience hall.

Chakri Maha Prasat Hall
Photo by Supanut Arunoprayote/ CC BY 4.0

Constructed in 1877, Chakri Maha Prasat Hall was once a royal residence. Centuries after, this 3-storey building is now being used as a place for state gatherings.

All three parts of the building are interconnected by corridors.

Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat

The outside of Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat is a fine-looking landscape that is great for your photos.

Rajkaranyasapha Hall

Another striking attraction inside Grand Palace that you should explore is the Rajkaranyasapha Hall. This building is just beside the Dusit Maha Prasat Hall.

Dusit Maha Prasat Hall Architecture Design

The architectural style of Dusit Maha Prasat Hall is clearly something that you shouldn’t miss.

This 17th century building is also called as the grand spired hall. It is used as a primary lying-in-state area for kings and other members of the royal family.

Sometimes, Dusit Maha Prasat Hall is the place where the Thai king is crowned. During this time, the hall is filled with ancient prayers to welcome the royal family.

Museum of the Emerald Buddha Temple

The Museum of the Emerald Buddha Temple presents some interesting artifacts, including white elephants from former kings and old costumes of Emerald Buddha.

Aside from these, you’ll see an older model of Grand Palace, along with the current architectural style of the temple.

Cannons Display Outside of Emerald Buddha Temple Museum

Just beside the Museum of the Emerald Buddha Temple, you’ll find some cannons and other historical pieces used for the royal armoury.

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Lastly, there’s the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles―a structure that displays a beautiful collection of textile products from the ancient period.

This stylish museum is often the last stop among tourists visiting Grand Palace.

How to Get to Grand Palace Bangkok by BTS and Chao Phraya Express Boat?


 

How to Go to Grand Palace Bangkok by BTS and Boat

The cheapest way to get to Grand Palace is by taking the BTS Skytrain and getting off at Saphan Taksin BTS Station, Exit 2.

From Saphan Taksin BTS Station (Exit 2), you’ll have to walk to Sathorn Pier for around a minute. And then, you’ll find the Chao Phraya Express Boat counter.

From Sathorn Pier, take the Orange Flag Boat (Chao Phraya Express Boat), which will take you to Tha Chang Pier. Grand Palace is just a 3-minute walk from Tha Chang Pier.

So, let’s see the step-by-step guides below to know how to visit Grand Palace via BTS Skytrain and Boat.

1. Ratchathewi BTS Station (Pratunam) to Grand Palace by BTS and Boat

Ratchathewi Pratunam to Grand Palace Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Take the Sukhumvit Line from Ratchathewi BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then change to Silom Line.
  3. Ride the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. After you get off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station, you should go out the Exit 2.
  5. Climb down the stairs at the Exit 2 and then go along the walkway in less than a minute, you will find the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  6. Purchase the Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth of the jetty.
  7. Then, board the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Chang Pier.
  8. After you get off the boat at Tha Chang Pier, go straight on (about 3 minutes) until you see the entrance of the Grand Palace on your right.

Estimated Travel Time = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Grand Palace from Tha Chang Pier
= 19 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 37 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 40 Baht + 15 Baht
= 55 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace.

2. Siam BTS Station to Grand Palace by BTS and Boat

Siam to Grand Palace Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Catch the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  2. Get down from skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then head for the Exit 2.
  3. At the Exit 2, climb down the stairs and then continue straight ahead for less than a minute, you will spot the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  4. Buy Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth of the jetty.
  5. Next, hop on the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Chang Pier.
  6. After you hop off the boat at Tha Chang Pier, you should go straight ahead for about 3 minutes, you will find the entrance of the Grand Palace on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Grand Palace from Tha Chang Pier
= 16 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 34 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 37 Baht + 15 Baht
= 52 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace.

3. Chit Lom BTS Station (Central World) to Grand Palace by BTS and Boat

Chit Lom to Grand Palace Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Hop on the Sukhumvit Line from Chit Lom BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then transfer to Silom Line.
  3. Take the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. Get off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then head for the Exit 2.
  5. At the Exit 2, climb down the stairs and then keep going straight ahead you will spot the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  6. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth over there.
  7. Start to line up for Orange Flag Boat to Tha Chang Pier.
  8. After you leave the boat at Tha Chang Pier, continue straight ahead for about 3 minutes, you will discover the entrance of the Grand Palace on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Grand Palace from Tha Chang Pier
= 18 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 36 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 40 Baht + 15 Baht
= 55 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace.

4. Silom to Grand Palace by BTS and Boat

Silom to Grand Palace Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Grab the Silom Line from Sala Daeng BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then go out the Exit 2.
  3. Climb down the stairs at the Exit 2 and then go ahead for less than a minute, you will see the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  4. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth over there.
  5. Queue up for Orange Flag Boat to Tha Chang Pier.
  6. After you get off the boat at Tha Chang Pier, keep walking ahead for about 3 minutes, you will see the entrance of the Grand Palace on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Grand Palace from Tha Chang Pier
= 12 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 30 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 30 Baht + 15 Baht
= 45 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace.

A Visual Guide – How to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace?

Saphan Taksin BTS Station

Step 1:

The very first step is to take the Silom Line going to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2

Step 2:

Once you alight at Saphan Taksin BTS Station, head to the Exit 2 of the station. The Sathorn Pier is just a walking distance from the station.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2 Stair

Step 3:

Take the stairs going down at the Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station.

Head to Sathorn Pier

Step 4:

Just walk straight for less than a minute, and then you’ll find Sathorn Pier on your left side.

Walk to Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth

Step 5:

Continue walking and you’ll come across the ticketing booth selling the Orange Flag Boat ticket.

Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth at Sathorn Pier

Step 6:

You won’t have a hard time finding the ticketing booth. Just look for the booth with a label “Chao Phraya Express Boat (Orange Flag)”.

The Orange Flag Boat fare is at 15 Baht per person for one-way. This is the fixed price regardless of the jetty where you will get off.

Orange Flag Boat

Step 7:

After you purchase your ticket, head to the queue for the Orange Flag Boat. The boat will take you from Sathorn Pier to Tha Chang Pier for around 18 minutes.

There will be a signboard that displays the pier name so you’ll know when to get off the Orange Flag Boat.

Orange Flag Boat departs every 10 to 20 minutes
Orange Flag Boat operating hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tha Chang Pier

Step 8:

Once you get off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Chang Pier, head out to the pier and go straight.

Tha Chang Pier to Grand Palace Bangkok

Step 9:

From there, you’ll find a pedestrian walkway on the left side. Keep walking on the left lane for around 3 minutes, and then you’ll see the entrance of Grand Palace on the right.

There’s a pedestrian crossing to allow you to travel across the road from the left lane to the right.

Guide Map – Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace

To give you a more detailed route from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace, see the Google Maps below.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Grand Palace Bangkok Guide MapClick here to see an interactive map from Saphan Taksin to Grand Palace

How to Go to Grand Palace Bangkok by MRT?


 

Get to Grand Palace by MRT
Photo by Rsa/ CC BY-SA 3.0

The another cheapest way to go to Grand Palace is by taking the MRT.

And, the nearest MRT Station to Grand Palace is Sanam Chai Station, Exit 1.

Now, let’s see the instructions below to know how to go to Grand Palace via MRT.

1. Ratchathewi BTS Station (Pratunam) to Grand Palace by MRT

Ratchathewi Pratunam to Grand Palace Bangkok by MRT

  1. Catch the Sukhumvit Line from Ratchathewi BTS Station to Asok BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Asok BTS Station and then follow MRT direction boards to Sukhumvit MRT Station.
  3. Then, take the MRT Blue Line from Sukhumvit MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  4. After you get off the MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station, look for the Exit 1.
  5. It’s about 15 minutes’ walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station, Exit 1.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Transfer to MRT Train + MRT + Walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 10 minutes + 5 minutes + 17 minutes + 15 minutes
= 47 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + MRT Fare
= 33 Baht + 26 Baht
= 59 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

2. Siam BTS Station to Grand Palace by MRT

Siam to Grand Palace Bangkok by MRT

  1. Hop on the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Sala Daeng BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Sala Daeng BTS Station and then walk to Si Lom MRT Station via skywalk.
  3. Catch the MRT Blue Line from Si Lom MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  4. After you get down from MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station, go out the Exit 1 for Grand Palace.
  5. It will take you about 15 minutes’ walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station, Exit 1.

Tip: A skywalk is connected between Sala Daeng BTS Station and Si Lom MRT Station.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Transfer to MRT Train + MRT + Walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 5 minutes + 5 minutes + 10 minutes + 15 minutes
= 35 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + MRT Fare
= 23 Baht + 26 Baht
= 49 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

3. Chit Lom BTS Station (Central World) to Grand Palace by MRT

Chit Lom to Grand Palace Bangkok by MRT

  1. Ride the Sukhumvit Line from Chit Lom BTS Station to Asok BTS Station.
  2. Get down from skytrain at Asok BTS Station and then follow the MRT signboards to Sukhumvit MRT Station.
  3. Hop on the MRT Blue Line from Sukhumvit MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  4. You should take the Exit 1 after you hop off the MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  5. It’s around 15 minutes’ walk to Grand Palace from the Exit 1 of Sanam Chai MRT Station.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Transfer to MRT Train + MRT + Walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 4 minutes + 5 minutes + 17 minutes + 15 minutes
= 41 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + MRT Fare
= 26 Baht + 26 Baht
= 52 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

4. Silom to Grand Palace by MRT

Silom to Grand Palace by MRT

  1. Take the MRT Blue Line from Si Lom MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  2. After you get off the MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station, head for the Exit 1.
  3. Then, walk to Grand Palace from the Exit 1 of Sanam Chai MRT Station for around 15 minutes.

Estimated Time Required = MRT + Walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 10 minutes + 15 minutes
= 25 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = MRT Fare
= 26 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Grand Palace from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

Guide Map – Sanam Chai MRT Station to Grand Palace

If you’re from Sanam Chai MRT Station, check the Google Maps below to have a clearer picture of the route going to Grand Palace.

Sanam Chai MRT Station to Grand Palace Bangkok Guide MapClick here to see an interactive map from Sanam Chai MRT Station to Grand Palace

How to Go from Wat Pho to Grand Palace?


 

Wat Pho to Grand Palace Bangkok

Another way to get to Grand Palace is from Wat Pho. The route is very simple because the two attractions are close to each other.

It will just take around 12 minutes of walking from Wat Pho to the ticketing counter of Grand Palace.

To guide you, I have created a specific Google Maps that will help you familiarize the area beforehand.

Wat Pho to Grand Palace Bangkok Guide MapClick here to see an interactive map from Wat Pho to Grand Palace

How to Go to Grand Palace from Wat Arun?


 

Wat Arun to Grand Palace Bangkok

If you’re from Wat Arun, you can also visit next the Grand Palace. The route is also pretty easy because you’ll just have to take the cross-river ferry from Wat Arun Pier to Tha Tien Pier.

The boat fare is only 4 Baht per person. From Tha Tien Pier, just walk for about 11 minutes, and then you’ll see Grand Palace.

For you to have a more convenient way of going from Wat Arun to Grand Palace, just check the Google Maps below.

Wat Arun to Grand Palace Bangkok Guide MapClick here to see an interactive map from Wat Arun to Grand Palace

Khao San Road to Grand Palace Guide


 

Khao San Road to Grand Palace Bangkok

  1. Take the Orange Flag Boat from Phra Arthit Pier to Tha Chang Pier.
  2. After you leave the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Chang Pier, go straight ahead for about 4 minutes, you will spot the Grand Palace on your right.

Estimated Time Required = Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Grand Palace from Tha Chang Pier
= 5 minutes + 3 minutes
= 8 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 15 Baht

If you’re from Khao San Road, I have also prepared specific Google Maps below that will help take you to Grand Palace smoothly.

Khao San Road to Grand Palace Bangkok Guide MapClick here to see an interactive map from Khao San Road to Grand Palace

Join a Day Tour to Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho (Stress-Free and Easy)


 

Grand Palace Bangkok, Wat Arun and Wat Pho Day Tour

Because of the proximity of Grand Palace to Wat Pho and Wat Arun, most travellers would visit these 3 attractions in one day.

And that’s what I personally did during my trip to Bangkok. Exploring the 3 tourist spots together is perfect for those who are on a tight schedule.

More so, if you don’t have enough time to plan your visit, it’s highly recommended that you just join a day tour in Bangkok.

The day tour is the best way to cover all 3 attractions because you won’t have to deal with public transportations.

Not only that, the tour allows you to enjoy the longtail boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River. With this, you’ll witness some beautiful and iconic city landmarks!

Hence, you will explore the famous tourist spots with ease and comfort.

The day tour is more convenient because it is led by a professional local tour guide, who is very knowledgeable about the attractions in Bangkok.

In addition, the local guide will also provide you with more valuable information, including the history of the attractions.

And of course, you can ask your tour guide for any recommendations of where to dine and where to shop in the capital.

Plus, you will get a free E-Guided tour of Grand Palace in different languages. These include English, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Also, the assembly location of the day tour can be easily located. It’s just outside of Victory Monument BTS Station, Exit 2, making it very convenient for tourists.

So, if you want to enjoy all these advantages, simply take the day tour, relax, and enjoy the beautiful sights!

To help you decide, you can read the reviews here made by previous travellers who have joined the day tour.

Conclusion

If you’re visiting Bangkok, you shouldn’t miss the ever-popular Grand Palace.

This is a must-visit spot in Bangkok because of its religious and historical significance―not to mention its beautiful architectural designs and scenic sights.

Thank you for reading my blog about Grand Palace and I hope you find it helpful for your future trip.

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Once again, thank you and wishing you a great and memorable trip to Grand Palace!

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