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The Grand Palace is simply divine. The detailing on the structures is incredible – you can see why this was home to the Thai King for 150 years. I particularly loved the mosaic tiling work which made the buildings dazzle and sparkle in the sun. The Palace complex is quite large, however you must see The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Be equipped with water – we did sweat it out there for a little while trying to admire the Thai craftsmanship and architecture!
En route to The Grand Palace, we walked through a market selling cooked bananas, coconuts, fabric and recycled jean bags! I bought 2 (of course) of these handmade denim babies.
When the sun went down, we decided to experience Bangkok on the river on a dinner cruise in a Rice Barge. These boats are around 50 years old that have been restored for dining. As we ate our very traditional Thai meal including green curry, betel leaves and other spicy dishes, we also were able to take in all the sights along the
Chao Phraya River including Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) and The Grand Palace which were equally as spectacular in the moonlight as in the day.
For exceptional comfort and service in travel to visit Bangkok yourself, check out Thai Airways Singapore for flights.
photography by Yvette