About two weeks ago when I started to plan for my trip and was staring blankly at my computer screen that had about 15 tabs open,which were trying to tell me all the different things I could do.
|The gold chedi represents Srilankan Architecture, the middle one represents Thai and the last one represents Khmer architecture.|
|As you enter the complex you see Yakshas guarding the gates.|
|The five headed Naga|
|Detailed replica of the Angkor Wat|
|The Emerald Buddha statue from outside|
|The golden wall made up of pure gold square bits|
|According to our guide the smiling face in the left is Hanuman, while the right one with a tense face is a Asura, who is very stressed out carrying the weight of the temple.|
|Ornate wall murals depicting Kambha Ramayanam|
|Absolutely real looking Kinnara statues|
On a whole, The Grand Palace is not to be missed , these pictures honestly do not do enough justice to depict how grand the place actually is.
And then we also saw the not so grand table outside the palace :
Next we headed to Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
More about the rest of the day in the next post..