Bangkok Grand Palace and Elephant Pants

January 24, 2013, In: Asia, Thailand, Travel

On our last full day in Bangkok, (before taking the now infamous night train to Chiang Mai) we finally made it to the Grand Palace. We woke up very early again and went for a run through the streets of Banglamphu. Not a whole lot of runners here, so we stood out a little bit, but it felt so good to stretch our legs– especially knowing we would be spending the night in close quarters on the train. This time around we paid not for a tour, but for a one-way ride to the Grand Palace. No more rides that sounded too good to be true for us!

Grand Palace Bangkok | Walking Through Wonderland

The Grand Palace requires “proper dress” at all times, so we weren’t allowed in with our scandalous American attire. I had to tie a sarong as a skirt and Brian had to rent a pair of what we have affectionately dubbed “Elephant Pants.” They are very popular around here- especially with me. I was thrilled, because he thinks they are hideous, but once he had the chance to wear them, I thought he might be hooked. He wasn’t. He gratefully returned them for his 70 baht deposit when we exited the palace a few hours later. I am the opposite. I have scoured the street stalls looking for the best deals on them and have collected several colors since we have been in Thailand. I fully intend on buying more and perhaps making them my signature look when I get back to the states.

Bangkok | WTW

Grand Palace Bangkok | Walking Through Wonderland

Grand Palace Bangkok

Grand Palace Bangkok | Walking Through Wonderland

Grand Palace Bangkok | Walking Through Wonderland

Bangkok | Walking Through Wonderland

Grand Palace Bangkok | Walking Through Wonderland








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    • Jenna Jones
    • January 28, 2013

    oh min.. I love all the pics and the recap on your adventures. I can picture you running around the streets of Bangkok!!! ps…i will rock those pants with ya when you return;) miss you crazy…

    • Aunt Patty
    • January 26, 2013

    Love the pants…found a pair just like them
    in green at Twice Nice!!!(ha-ha!)

    • Reply

      Oh that is too funny!!! Well… I’m never parting with mine. Until they fall apart, which might happen since I paid about $5 USD for them :)

    • Mom
    • January 24, 2013

    Love the pictures! The pants are nice too! Want to hear more about the elephants and tigers.

    • Melissa
    • January 24, 2013

    No picture of Brian in his elephant pants? lol

    • Reply

      Hahaha! We are saving those for facebook. Don’t worry! They will make it up there.

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