Mark and I enjoyed a wonderful boat cruise down the Mae Nam Chao Phraya River, with his co-worker Benjamas and her family.
Before getting on the boat, we all received an orchid corsage.
The cruise ship
Dinner up top, with 2 singers for entertainment
Interesting to see Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Benjamas, and a niece visiting from New Zealand and me
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง, RTGS: Phra Boromma Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The present monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. Wikipedia
The Rama lllX Bridge
The Temple of Dawn
The full name of the temple is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan (วัดอรุณราชวรารามราชวรมหาวิหาร). Named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn, the Wat Arun is considered one of the most well known of Thailand’s many landmarks. The temple is so named because the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. Wikidedia
I can’t remember what this building was called, but thought it looked nice.
It was interesting to float down the river and hear the stories of the recent flood, when none of these boats were allowed access to the high flowing river.