A tour of the Grand Palace!
On our last day before meeting our host famillies we got a tour of Bangkok
Including the Grand Palace
One of the most well known historical landmarks of Thailand, The Grand Palace was constructed in 1782. This was where many of the Ramas (name of the kings) lived. It became especially famous from the plays and musicals “Annie and the King” and “The King and I” , based on a true story of Annie,an english tutor, who went to teach in Siam in the Grand Palace, during the reign of King Rama V. We actually walked into the actual classroom Annie taught in!
The palace is incredibly elaborate, and features a lot of gold! In fact most of the structures have gold-leaf decorating, either on murals, or on the entire roof.