Chakri Maha Prasat Hall
built and resided in by King Chulalongkorn, Rama V (1868-1910).

Ornately carved
and shaped shrubs
Anne posing by the gardens
The garden areas surrounding the buildings
were beautiful with sculpted trees
Uniformed soldiers (or guard) were positioned by the steps of the Chakri Maha Prasat Hall building.
When we first arrived the area was mobbed with tourist, all wanting pictures taken standing next to
the guard. Anne, John and I waited patiently for all of them to take pictures and move off. I finally
got the pictures I wanted without the hordes of people, but, of course, I had John take a picture
of Anne and I standing next to the guard ... how touristy can you get?

Me with the Chakri Maha
Prasat Hall in the background

One of the courtyards we passed
as seen through the fisheye lens

An ornate doorway we
passed along the way
The Dusit Hall Group - Inside Dusit Hall is found a beautiful throne room made from mother-of-pearl
and topped by a nine-tier white canopy. King Rama I built Dusit Hall with the intentions using it for lying
in state of the kings and queens of Thailand.

The ornately decorated
roof of Dusit Hall

Anne standing by a small
garden area we found

Yes, elephants are among my favorite
subjects, especially in Thailand

Go figure ... my wife,
passing through a doorway
was the only one who had
to play with the doorway,
pretending to close it and
holding everyone up

A mystical figure
on the eaves of the
roof of the Dusit
Hall building
OK, our tour group left a few hours earlier and we've been baking in the hot Sun ever since. Don't get me wrong we did enjoy the additional time we had exploring the Grand Palace grounds, but we were hot, thirsty and a bit hungry. We decided that lunch by the river would be in order. Anne and I suggested we go to the Shangri La Hotel located right next to the river and enjoy lunch in their restaurant. Join us on the next page for a few pictures taken while walking the streets of Bangkok ...
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Welcome to our China 2001 Photo Album
Planning and Getting there: Grand Circle Tours and Northwest Airlines
Beijing : Arriving in Beijing | Tiananmen Square | The Imperial (Forbidden) Palace (1) | The Imperial Palace (2) | The Nine Sons of the Dragon
The Imperial Palace Garden | The Summer Palace | Summer Palace (2) | Summer Palace (3) | Summer Palace (4) | Local Beijing Market
Local Beijing Market (2) | Hutong | Bell Tower | Hutong Family, Dinner and the Opera | Cloisonné Factory | Ming Tombs | Ming Tombs (2)
Great Wall of China at Ba Da Ling | Temple of Heaven
Shanghai : Arriving Shanghai | Yuyuan Garden | Yuyuan Garden (2) | The Temple of the Jade Buddha | The Bund | Day Excursion to Suzhou
Silk Process | The Administrator's Garden of Suzhou | Shanghai Museum of Art
Cruising the Yangtze River : Yangtze Cruise, Day 1 | Yangtze Cruise, Day 2 | The Xiling and Wu Gorge | The Lesser Three Gorges
The Lesser Three Gorges (2) | The Qutang Gorge | Wanxian | The Last Day of Cruising | Regal China Cruise Lines
Chongqing : Chongqing
Xi'an : Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors | Emperor's Qin's Terracotta Warriors (2) | Great Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an City Wall
Quilin : The Limestone Peaks of the Li River | The Limestone Peaks of the Li River (2) | Guilin and the Childrens Park | Children's Park (2) and Reed Flute Cave
The Hotels: Hotels, rail and air travel in China
Hong Kong : Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village | Hong Kong at Sunset | Hong Kong Bird & Flower Market
| New Territories Fishing Village | Hong Kong Farewell Dinner
Bangkok : Jim Thompson House and Golden Buddha | The Flower Market | The Food Vendors | Grand Palace | Mystical Figures | Brightly Painted Masks on Mystical Figures
Golden Mystical Figures | Buildings of the Grand Palace | Lunching at the Shangri La Hotel | Loy Nava Rice Barge Cruise | Ayutthaya, Ancient Capital of Siam
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and the Reclining Buddha | Bang Pa In, The Summer Palace |

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