Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Grand Palace Excursion Reviews

A trip to Bangkok would not be complete without visiting the dazzling Grand Palace, which is undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark and is still used for royal ceremonies and functions.
Very crowded (and very hot the day we visited), but an absolutely essential part of the experience.
Very crowded (and very hot the day we visited), but an absolutely essential part of the experience. Do dress properly, we wasted a lot of time getting clothes for the unprepared.
Very crowded (and very hot the day we visited), but an absolutely essential part of the experience. Do dress properly, we wasted a lot of time getting clothes for the unprepared. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Grand Palace is not to be missed.
The Grand Palace is not to be missed. Vast site, incredibly interesting and spectacular. This was an interesting time to visit the Palace with the imminent coronation of a new king.
The Grand Palace is not to be missed. Vast site, incredibly interesting and spectacular. This was an interesting time to visit the Palace with the imminent coronation of a new king. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Stunning.
Stunning. Like nowhere I’ve ever been. Make sure you are correctly dressed. Must have knees and elbows covered. Also need to keep removing your shoes. They are very strict. I heard of one lady who had her shoes stolen so don’t ... Read More
Stunning. Like nowhere I’ve ever been. Make sure you are correctly dressed. Must have knees and elbows covered. Also need to keep removing your shoes. They are very strict. I heard of one lady who had her shoes stolen so don’t wear you Jimmy Choes. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Incredibly impressive.
Incredibly impressive. I wish we had more time to explore the Palace.
Incredibly impressive. I wish we had more time to explore the Palace. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The Grand Palace is certainly different.
The Grand Palace is certainly different. Took us 4 hours to get there though that meant little time to see the place which was particularly busy the day we went. The alternative of going to Pattaya on the shuttle bus is not an attractive ... Read More
The Grand Palace is certainly different. Took us 4 hours to get there though that meant little time to see the place which was particularly busy the day we went. The alternative of going to Pattaya on the shuttle bus is not an attractive proposition though. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
hot crowded saw enough buddhas to last a life
hot crowded saw enough buddhas to last a life
hot crowded saw enough buddhas to last a life Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
This was in it's self going to be a busy day and so it was.
This was in it's self going to be a busy day and so it was. A lot temples and a lot of information to take in. Good and informative if a lot to be seen. Mr Tao was good and was fun to be with. We had lunch at the Naval Club which was ... Read More
This was in it's self going to be a busy day and so it was. A lot temples and a lot of information to take in. Good and informative if a lot to be seen. Mr Tao was good and was fun to be with. We had lunch at the Naval Club which was very pleasant and enjoyable. Was glad to get back to the ship for a rest as this was as expected a long day out. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
got there early and was very impressed.
got there early and was very impressed. i would not have been in the line waiting to get in at the time we left, looked like the wait would have been hours. my suggestion do it early
got there early and was very impressed. i would not have been in the line waiting to get in at the time we left, looked like the wait would have been hours. my suggestion do it early Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Grand Palace was way too crowded with no obvious crowd control.
The Grand Palace was way too crowded with no obvious crowd control. It would have been enjoyable with half the crowd
The Grand Palace was way too crowded with no obvious crowd control. It would have been enjoyable with half the crowd Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Caring guide, knew points where to take photos from and how to avoid the crowds.
Caring guide, knew points where to take photos from and how to avoid the crowds. Very hot and busy here.
Caring guide, knew points where to take photos from and how to avoid the crowds. Very hot and busy here. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Fantastic tour of the Grand Palce , awsome , extreemly well organised.
Fantastic tour of the Grand Palce , awsome , extreemly well organised. with an excellen lunch.
Fantastic tour of the Grand Palce , awsome , extreemly well organised. with an excellen lunch. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
51/2 return coach trip from the ship traffic a nightmare.
51/2 return coach trip from the ship traffic a nightmare. Grand palace was something else well worth the visit river cruise and lunch provided good trip but again cruise line charge Far to much
51/2 return coach trip from the ship traffic a nightmare. Grand palace was something else well worth the visit river cruise and lunch provided good trip but again cruise line charge Far to much Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Fantastic beautiful temples and work in the buildings where unbeilievable you would have to see them
Fantastic beautiful temples and work in the buildings where unbeilievable you would have to see them
Fantastic beautiful temples and work in the buildings where unbeilievable you would have to see them Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
What a busy city.
What a busy city. Had a very interesting day and visiting the palace and going on the river made for a really good tour. It was worth the 2hrs spent travelling to get there and back. Lunch was great and once again my special dietary ... Read More
What a busy city. Had a very interesting day and visiting the palace and going on the river made for a really good tour. It was worth the 2hrs spent travelling to get there and back. Lunch was great and once again my special dietary requirements where met without any problems. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Extremely hot and crowded.
Extremely hot and crowded. Traffic was dreadful 3 hours each way to Bangkok
Extremely hot and crowded. Traffic was dreadful 3 hours each way to Bangkok Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
2.5 - 3 hours drive from Laem Chabang (roads might improve in 2016).
2.5 - 3 hours drive from Laem Chabang (roads might improve in 2016). During cruise days, the place is flooded with tourists. The tour took 11 hours and only gave us a glimpse of the Grand Palace and 30 mins at Wat Traimit. This is properly ... Read More
2.5 - 3 hours drive from Laem Chabang (roads might improve in 2016). During cruise days, the place is flooded with tourists. The tour took 11 hours and only gave us a glimpse of the Grand Palace and 30 mins at Wat Traimit. This is properly the worst way to see Bangkok. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a very large complex with lovely buildings.
It was a very large complex with lovely buildings. The only negative was the crowds of people.
It was a very large complex with lovely buildings. The only negative was the crowds of people. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
Very hot, very informative and impressive.
Very hot, very informative and impressive. Always pays to have a structured tour
Very hot, very informative and impressive. Always pays to have a structured tour Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
Our tour guide Siri was incredible.
Our tour guide Siri was incredible. She shared all the stories and information on the various temples inside the Grand Palace area. Once you got up close and personal to buildings and realized these were created using 1" tiles...you ... Read More
Our tour guide Siri was incredible. She shared all the stories and information on the various temples inside the Grand Palace area. Once you got up close and personal to buildings and realized these were created using 1" tiles...you were even more blown away by their creation. You literally couldn't look anywhere and not have some stunning building in front of you. It was almost overwhelming in magnitude. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Stunning but very crowded.
Stunning but very crowded. A beautiful complex and well worth struggling through the crowds - the architecture and design so different to any western equivalent.
Stunning but very crowded. A beautiful complex and well worth struggling through the crowds - the architecture and design so different to any western equivalent. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
One of the most amazing palaces in the world.
One of the most amazing palaces in the world. Highly recommended.
One of the most amazing palaces in the world. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Compares (to us) with the Sistine Palace for jaw-dropping beauty.
Compares (to us) with the Sistine Palace for jaw-dropping beauty. Go!! Very, very crowded, especially on the eve of the lunar new year
Compares (to us) with the Sistine Palace for jaw-dropping beauty. Go!! Very, very crowded, especially on the eve of the lunar new year Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
You need to wear long pants that cover your ankles.
You need to wear long pants that cover your ankles. Shorts/shirts/shoulders must always be covered at the palace and temples. It's a huge complex and being covered up in long pants on hot humid weather was a challenge and not very ... Read More
You need to wear long pants that cover your ankles. Shorts/shirts/shoulders must always be covered at the palace and temples. It's a huge complex and being covered up in long pants on hot humid weather was a challenge and not very comfortable. Again, our tour guide talked alot but we could barely concentrate on her with the sun/heat bearing down on us. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
You need to wear long pants that cover your ankles.
You need to wear long pants that cover your ankles. Shorts/shirts/shoulders must always be covered at the palace and temples. It's a huge complex and being covered up in long pants on hot humid weather was a challenge and not very ... Read More
You need to wear long pants that cover your ankles. Shorts/shirts/shoulders must always be covered at the palace and temples. It's a huge complex and being covered up in long pants on hot humid weather was a challenge and not very comfortable. Again, our tour guide talked alot but we could barely concentrate on her with the sun/heat bearing down on us. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises