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    The Grand Palace in Mourning

    Nearly a year on since the King of Siam passed away and the Grand palace is still as busy as ever with people from around the world paying their respects.

    There are two entrances at the moment for visitors, one for tourists wishing to view the Grand Palace and a separate entrance which is just as busy by the riverside for people wearing black and paying respects and signing the book of condolence.

    Be prepared for a long wait to gain entrance at the moment. We couldn't wait all day to enter as the children were melting and needed to cool off in the hotel pool.

    Here's a few pics from our day trip....

    A quick ride up the river on a long tail boat after breakfast at the Siam Riverside Hotel

    Plenty of visible security around these parts..



    Plenty of sellers of black clothing..



    Kids are starting to melt in the crowds, time for a sharp exit to an airconditioned small eatery..

    Nice grub and opposite the Palace..





    Time for a quick white knuckle ride on a Tuk Tuk back to the hotel

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    A few decent pics of the palace from another source...





















    Visiting the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok

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    couple more pics from outside the mourning entrance and a few mourners tucking into the free food anywhere they can..




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    Nice typo don't trust Willys trangers, great pix while a person or a whole nation can mourn a building is an inanimate object even in LOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Nearly a year on since the King of Siam passed away and the Grand palace is still as busy as ever with people from around the world paying their respects.
    I think this was her 2nd or 3rd visit? She heard a news report that one woman had made the visit 91 times. That last visit was an all day event for her and a girlfriend. Her intentions are to visit one more time. Sheíll leave at 4 to 5 in the morning to get in line because of the crowds (as a lot of Thaiís do).



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    A post/link well worth viewing ... http://teakdoor.com/thailand-the-roy...parations.html

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    ^The best TD related thread to the Kingís passing: http://teakdoor.com/thailand-the-roy...r-stories.html

    Iíll be adding to again, when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Her intentions are to visit one more time. Sheíll leave at 4 to 5 in the morning to get in line because of the crowds (as a lot of Thaiís do).
    She arrived late. Almost a 13 hour wait time yesterday. Whatshername told me when they left the area at about 1:00am there were Thaiís lining up (IDís checked and x-rayed) for the 5:00am opening today.


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    Nice to be paying respect this next month by being there, yet most everyone I know couldn't be bothered as crowds in Bangkok will be incredible.Local Wats of every description will be honouring for 3-4 days in their own right.

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