CHANGE OF GUARD IN GRAND PALACE BANGKOK
In every trip, I always want to do or see something different.
This time a change of guards at the Grand Palace, Bangkok. Coincidentally.
I saw in many episodes in the travel channel. I am always amazed how precise they were. Each small step calculated appropriately. Flows beautifully.
My cousin took me to the Grand Palace on a hot morning. Damp and overcast. Grand Palace is the most popular tourist attraction in Thailand. Not many tourists around when we were waiting in line at the ticket booth.
This palace is the official residence of the King of Siam since 1782. The building built on April 6, 1782. The Grand Palace consists of many buildings such as halls, pavilions that surround the open lawn, garden and courtyard.
Visitors are required to dress politely when entering the Grand Palace. I wore a long-sleeved shirt from cotton. The most important things were glasses and hat. It was a blistering hot during our journey around this vast area.
We did not have enough time to see every villa, hall, temple and other buildings.
I fascinated with the bright colors of every building. Many colors of gold that imply luxury as much as possible. Each villa and hall built for the purpose of creating a calm and peaceful feeling for the inhabitants.
Although the royal family did not live in the Grand Palace anymore, it is still used for official ceremonies of royal ceremonies, state ceremonies, and some royal offices still inside. The house of the royal family is still open in part to the public as a museum.
Then we came to one of the villas with the big garden. Here the guard change takes place.
They looked like dancing troops. Marching firmly and coordinated. Every step calculated appropriately. Without doubt.
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