60 kilometers north from Bangkok, you’ll find the beautiful & tranquil summer palace for Thailand Kings – The Bang Pa-In palace.
Far from being extremely crowded like the Grand Place in Bangkok, the king’s summer palace is a joy to walk around and be admired in peace.
My knee high shirt dress in not long enough for the royal grounds so a sarong is rented. It was actually a very beautiful purple sarong made of thick cotton with golden trims. Fully equipped with layers of clothes, a blue sticker from the tour, a sun hat and large backpack, I was a typical tourist full of baggage. It was a very hot day, but the vast greenery and cool breeze over the lake made the excursion pleasant.
What a world of difference between this place and those little dark, smelly alleys in Thailand. It’s good to be the king.