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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

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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.

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3 responses

  1. Julia Jackson (mom)

    Looks like my kind of place! You look good, but I bet Jeans are hot. You know it is HOT here too — heat index of 100 today, for the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Our lows are only 78, so still hot. Thank Grandma Peggy for telling me about the update. But, it looks like now as I comment, I checked “notify me of new posts via email” so this will be great. It is no fun looking when there is nothing new. Have fun.

    July 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm

  2. robin jackson (sister)

    heather this is robin, anyways what does your house look like and is it fun. also your family looks really nice

    July 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

  3. Ann Smith

    You have taken some awesome photos! Much better than most of mine. I’m thrilled to hear that you are doing so well. I was worried about all of you YES students in Thailand with all of the flooding. Email me if you have the blogs or emails of the others that are not on this page. I met Harper/Sage’s sister at an AFS conference in Kansas City. Did you meet them all at an orientation after the arrival camp?

    November 16, 2011 at 3:18 am

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