The Grand palace was built in 1782 and consists of over 30 buildings.  we must cover legs and shoulders so layer a second set – super hot now!  The buildings are very ornate dripping with gold, gem stones, and mother of pearl, glittering in the sun.  The Royal monastery contains the Emerald Buddha carved from a block of jade and draped with a gold cloth.
The grounds contain many statues of elephants and mythical beasts.  Gold leaf murals surround – very opulent and impressive – worth braving the hot as and humid weather.



  1. Just so you know, you are missing out on real Christmas weather here. There is a dusting of snow this morning. Hope it’s not to hot down there!

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