We arrived outside the Grand Palace only to be told by one of security that 'they' had gone to lunch. We do not quite know who 'they' are! Then got asked if we wanted to go an see three other temples for 20baht. The tuk tuk driver took us to one and then onto 2 x tailors and 2 x jewellery stores. It was an extremely hot day and we were driven around for over an hour whilst being taken to these four places we did not even ask to go.
After the second I expressed my annoyance and we wanted to be returned to the Grand Palace, only to be told that the driver would not get his gasoline stamp if we returned now. How true this is I do not know. We di the other two stores in a few minutes and returned to the Grand Palace. This is a warning to those who get to the Grand Palace, if you do not want to go on a grand tour of jewellery shops and tailors go straight into the Grand Palace do not loiter.
Rant over, the Grand Palace is beautiful and well worth a visit, but after our experience with the Bangkok heat and a tuk tuk we were too hot and bothered to stay for more than one hour!
Take note of the dress code too!
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