Amazing Thailand Gardens & Cambodia’s Angkor Wat
(Including Chiang Mai Flower Festival)
January 28th – February 9th, 2011
 


29 Jan, 2011

The Royal Grand Palace is Bangkok’s number one ‘must see’ attraction as well as Thailand’s most important landmark. Our guide Noi took us on an in depth journey through Thailand’s history and royal heritage. You will be awed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. And, of course, marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

Next, a very special visit to the Art of the Kingdom Museum. You will not see any photographs as they are not allowed…This is not just any museum. What is here will take your breath away. Not only are the exhibits incredible, but the building is stunning. The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a two-storey white marble building constructed during the reign of King Rama V. Ordered to be built by the King and designed by Italian architects, the magnificent domed building features exquisite renaissance architecture. It once served as the site of the National Assembly and was used to receive state guests.
http://www.artsofthekingdom.com/EartsofA.html

We enjoyed a buffet lunch at Venice Vanich Restaurant (formerly Fisherman’s seafood) located right on the bank of Chao Phraya River, a panoramic attraction nearby the famous Royal Palace.

Then off to a government approved gem shop where everyone oohed and awed and bought…

Dinner this evening was at Once Upon A Time, yummy and I try to have coconut water every day if I can, it is good for your tummy.

http://www.onceuponatimeinthailand.com/restaurant_history_english.htm

 

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