Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-In Palace / Summer Palace in Ayutthaya


Sipping on a tall Chocolate Cream Chip as I'm writing this post in Starbucks, one word - YUMMEH! It's the only coffee-free drink I enjoy most from the coffeehouse chain stores so far. Yeah, speaking of the miserable life of a gastric sufferer.

Bangkok seems distant now. I hardly remember the details about our Bangkok trip anymore. Blame my prematurely aged brain. Argh! Gotta watch my sodium intake from now on. You better, Christina!

We joined local tour again on day 4. First stop of our marathon temple tour was Bang Pa-In Palace aka the Summer Palace located in Bang Pa-In district, Ayutthaya Province. Approximately 60km away from the Baiyoke Sky Hotel we stayed in Bangkok. It was a great honor to be able to visit the facilities once utilized by the royal family, despite the blazing hot sun that cost us so much sweat and strength.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Ho Withun Thasana (The Sages' Lookout) falls right behind me.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Aisawan Thiphya-At Pavilion (Divine Seat of Personal Freedom) built in 1876.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
As at all royal sites, proper dress is required - dresses / skirts / pants no shorter than knee length with sleeves. I had no choice but to rent a wraparound skirt to cover the slightly-above-knee dress I wore that day. A deposit of 200 baht I paid, which will be refunded fully upon the return of the skirt.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Tevaraj-Kanlai Gate.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
With a young soldier on duty.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Phra Thinang Uthayan Phumisathian (Garden of the Secured Land).

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Simply adore this purple little cottage.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Varobhas Bimarn Mansion.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Me and my sissy. Such a weird combination from head to toe.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Green elephants on the loose!!! Haha, 귀여운!  

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun (Heavenly Light), a Chinese-style royal palace and throne room.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
The red and gold highlights. No photography allowed beyond this point, unfortunately =(

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Phoenix carving on the gate.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
And some Chinese poems (just guessing) engraved on the woods.

Bangkok Trip: Bang Pa-in Royal Palace / Summer Palace
Alrighty, it's dinner time. Gotta run! I'll leave yas with a dazzling sunrise shot taken early that morning.
Happy Monday =)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Christina, you have clicked charming photos..
    Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun a Chinese-style royal palace is wonderful place.Most of the tourist talk about this place as it can be a must see for each Bangkok traveler.
    I want to visit these place as it has become my dream destination from many years.
    I have choosen some itineraries from these Bangkok trip plannersite which will be of 5 days.
    Can you please suggest me a good spa resort in Bangkok where I can stay for 4 days?

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