Thailand was one of our stops during our recent cruise. We’ve visited Bangkok before, and this time we elected to do a trip to see Bang Pa-In Palace, in Ayutthaya Province, which is where the Thai royal family always spent the summer. The current king and queen still hold receptions and banquets here and use part of the palace as a residence at times.
The gardens are gorgeous, full of flowers and mature trees. There are loads of pagodas and places to sit and rest with views of the garden and large bodies of water.
Peaceful bodies of water to stroll past and admire.
Gorgeous flowers everywhere
Topiary - A herd of elephants. They had lots of different animals—a real menagerie, but the elephants were my favorites.
The locals checking us out as we strolled through the gardens.
A corner of the current royal residence. I loved the Wedgewood-like scroll work.
There were lots of other tourists present during our visit, yet the place seemed to absorb everyone and retain its peaceful air.
I enjoyed our visit very much, and immediately plot bunnies started jumping around inside my head. Travel does that to me. The grounds and buildings are now a part of a scene in Snared by Saber, my current WIP.
What do you think of the topiary? Have you seen other shapes?