Following the nightlife of Koh Phi Phi and with our friend Corinne visiting for just a week, we used our second visit to Bangkok as a chance to embrace some Thai culture. What better place to start than with the largest and most sacred place in Thailand; the Grand Palace. Bangkok offers beautiful religious sites on nearly every corner, recognisable by the tell-tale coloured roof tiers, but the Palace stands out as the most impressive architecturally. It is a maze-like complex of buildings, temples, statues and spires set in green gardens and paved courtyards, which are completely overwhelming; the size and number of buildings mean that it can take a whole day to view fully. It costs 500 baht to enter (about £11), but is worth every satang*!

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