The Grand Palace in Bangkok

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The Grand Palace in Bangkok may just be one of the most spectacular sights I have ever seen. If you’re ever in Thailand, it’s a must do. In order to enter the palace grounds you have to be dressed appropriately, that is to cover your legs and shoulders. I was fine with the pants I was wearing but I had to hire out a shirt, as seen below, because I was only wearing a singlet. There is an official office through the main gate that you do this from and once you return your items, you get your money back. You can buy sarongs and other cover up items from locals outside the gates, but that’s for keeps, you won’t get your money back. The sheer scale and detail of the buildings when you first enter is incredible, there is so much to take in and such a delight to the eyes. Before seeing the actual palace, you will first take in all the temples surrounding it which includes the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha.  These pictures are just a tiny glimpse of what it’s like there.

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This is the grand palace and it’s grounds where the Thai King lived for 150 years. It’s so huge my camera couldn’t capture the full scale of it, the photo above is barely a third of the entire building.

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4 Responses to The Grand Palace in Bangkok

  1. jennahq March 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    You are taking some amazing photos :) feels like I’m almost there…

    • lei March 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      thanks !! Glad you’re enjoying x

  2. rosariagrace March 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Hey Lani, do you have any recommendations for the best shopping spots in Bangkok? I’ve read about all the different malls and markets but there are soo many and we are only in Bangkok for two days before we move onto Phuket, so I thought it’d be best to get an opinion of a fashionista who has actually been there! x

    • lei March 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

      Hey sorry I was staying about an hour out of Bangkok and only went to Bangkok for one day and didn’t do any shopping at all there. I went to a huge mall in Pattaya called Central Festival, which is not much help to you I know, but it had all the big luxury brands as well as labels like Topshop and Zara. If that’s the kind of shopping you’re after I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding that – I can’t help you at all with markets in Bangkok tho, sorry! Most of the info I got for the trip was from tripadvisor, I always find that helpful :)

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