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May 16, 2008

Getting immersed in the history!

The last few days were spent visiting some of the classic sites of Bangkok. It's good to be familiar with the customs. For instance, in the future I will not point at people or places with my hands because locals consider it rude here. I’m so glad that Sherri brought her Thai reference book with her; I feel like I’ve learned so much history already! Wat Phra Kaew is actually in the complex of the Grand Palace, so we toured around there also. The Grand Palace complex is made up of several buildings,(1) and it was absolutely amazing to see with all of its mythological statues and gold enhanced buildings and temples. It was clearly fit for royalty, and it served just that purpose for over 150 years in the 18th to mid-20th Centuries.(2)

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Posted by Team Thai 13:13

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