On day 4 I went to see the Dusit palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The Dusit Palace appealed to me immediately. It looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale. The lawns and the structure set each other off perfectly, the artefacts in the museum are stunning. The Palace looks light, airy, grand and understated at the same time! The visual lightness and openness of this palace make the heat almost bearable!
Not many people I know who’ve been to Bangkok have been to Dusit Park, but this was my favourite part of the city. If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle, the hoards of people, the traffic and the pollution, Dusit Park is a haven of green and tranquillity. The park is a result of King Chulalongkorn’s attempts to Westernize Bangkok, by creating a green space with manicured gardens and teak mansions. Highlights of the park include Vimanmek mansion and the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall. Vimanmek mansion is the largest golden teak building in the world and was the summer palace of the royal family. It’s colour themed rooms contain fascinating artefacts and are open to visitors.