After backpacking from Malaysia, we went back to Bangkok to roam around the city some more. The highlight of our days were mostly shopping and it was by far the biggest shopping experience I’ve ever had. There’s so many shops and malls everywhere!
Anyway, we made sure we visited some tourist-y spots along the way so we went to The Grand Palace. It has been the official residence of the Kings Of Thailand except for the present King who now resides in Chitralada Royal Villa after the passing of his brother inside the palace.
We were greeted by this sign in the main entrance. Well, here’s a funny story. When we got inside, we noticed that there were two lines. One for Thais, which their entrance was for free and the other line was for tourists where the have to pay 500 Baht to go inside. My cousin was like, “Hey, why don’t we line up in the free one cos we look Thais anyway?” So we did. My cousin and I got in! Haha I can’t believe it! But then, we noticed that my mom and my other cousin wasn’t inside yet. Turned out the officers found out that they weren’t Thais. It was my cousin’s fault cos he said something in our language. haha. They were so so scared that they actually thought they were going to jail or something. They called us and they were in panic telling us to go out and leave. I got so sad cos I didn’t even see what’s inside. We went to them, turned out they were just overreacting about going to jail. I said, let’s try it again or just pay for the entrance. My mom was like, “I’m done! Let’s go home!” haha. It was so funny, she actually was scared.
We ended up taking photos outside instead. Here’s us outside the Ministry Of Defence Building. It’s not the palace but still, it looks pretty.
You’re probably wondering my my guy cousin was wearing a skirt. Well, here’s another funny story that had me laughing until now. My girl cousin Ana said that if you’re gonna wear shorts inside, you have to wear something to cover your legs up. So my guy cousin just did that. Haha! It turns out that guys doesn’t have to do that. It was only for girls and when we were outside already, still he forgot to take them off! haha! No wonder the officers knew he was a tourist. LOL!
We only took this photo of The Grand Palace and it was from the outside. We planned to visit it the next day but it was cancelled for some reason. I wish I can go back there someday and I’ll surely visit this place!
I miss Thailand.