The Grand Palace was indeed, Grand

Dear Dave,
The Grand Palace was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards. Construction of the Palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok. The present King of Thailand, King Rama IX, however, resides at a new palace that I'm not allowed to visit.

It was beautiful, the detail was unexplainable. My office mate Kung (who I adore) came with me and we had a wonderful time. She said most Thai children go to the Grand Palace in Elementary school. Not quite like going to Mystic Seaport like I had to as a kid. Only 3 weeks until you visit! Love, Nicole


Rachel and Jared said...

Love the pics, thanks for the update. It was great to talk to you last night. You don't look that hot and sweaty in the pics. Also I don't think I had to do Mystic Seaport, but I did do Plymouth Plantation.

Dave Chan said...

Three long weeks until I visit...great photos!

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