Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are the most visited tourist spot in Bangkok, Thailand. You will find a lot of beautiful, golden temples with a rich history behind those temples.
If you’re going to search for photo inspiration in Pinterest and Google Search, you’ll want to take good photos in those spots too. But fair warning, don’t be fooled by the filter and solo photos!
There are lots of tourists in Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew. AS IN A LOT. When we had our morning tour booked in Klook, I almost fainted because of the heat and overcrowdedness. I didn’t really enjoy our tour. It was so hard to take solo pictures because when you click that button, tourists are passing by, blocking the camera. You’ll have to wait for your turn to take a photo in most spots.
Tips when visiting this place
- Bring an umbrella and water.
It was so hot during our tour. I was dehydrated because I forgot to buy bottled water. Walking under the heat of the sun didn’t help either.
- Apply Sunscreen.
If you forgot to bring an umbrella.
- Do not visit this place on weekends.
Avoid peak season when you want to tour the Grand Palace. This place is OVERCROWDED. It’s hard to walk around and appreciate the temples.
- Take their free flyers.
At the entrance, there are free flyers for the tourists. You can pick what language available. This will help you understand the design, the structure, and the history of a specific temple.
Did I enjoy our tour?
Not really. First of all, I was already tired because of the constant traveling from two countries — Cambodia & Vietnam. Second, because of overcrowdedness.
I rested in a shade inside a mini temple and enjoyed the carvings on the wall. I was amazed because the carvings are some history of the palace and it’s made golden and beautifully.
Perfect for Picture-Taking
The Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are perfect for photoshoots if there aren’t lots of tourists. Because to be honest, this place is really breathtaking and amazing!
If I’m given a chance to visit this tourist spot again, I would. Probably. If it’s not peak season and not a bit too hot.
Here are some good photos we took:
Platinum Fashion Mall
After the morning tour, we went to Platinum Fashion Mall. It’s popular for clothing sellers because lots of affordable clothes are available! I shopped ’till I’m almost broke. Lol.