|The view from outside the palace|
On Saturday the KEI group went to go visit the grand palace and some of the surrounding temples. We got up early and took a van into Bangkok. As you can see from the picture above it was quite a crowded scene. In order to enter the grounds of the palace one had to be dressed very conservatively. If you broke their dress code then they would allow for you to borrow some cloth to wrap around yourself until you left. We weren't able to go inside many of the buildings. Those that we could enter did not allow pictures to be taken. I think it is pretty clear from the outside though that the site was rather magnificent.
|Outside the temple with Rebecca|
|The outside of The Emerald Buddha Temple|
|One of the more modern palaces|
|Table topper at the riverside restaurant.|
You know just in case you get cold during this 95 degree winter.
|The head of the reclining Buddha|
|The feet of the same statue|
|outside of the the temples|
|The view from one of the pagodas that we climbed|
|The very steep climb up the pagoda|