Today I visited Grand Palace, located in the centre of Bangkok, near Wat Pho.
I arrived in early morning, taking the 12 Bus.
The Thai Bus, as all the thailand trasport, are an interesting experience.
You can buy the ticket on the bus, a woman will give you a little rectangle paper and for an incredible cheap price you could travel all around the city looking the chaotic traffic from your windows.
I drew people by bus for years and years, so I couldn’t miss this experience!
The Grand Palace is very expensive, crowded and offer not much more than Wat Pho.
So I suggest to visit Wat Pho instead Grand Palace.
Despite all I tried to give value to my time making a lot of sketches 😉
Built in 1782 – and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government – the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people.
Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.