Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Calator in Thailanda 36. Marele Palat din Bangkok (1) / Traveller in Thailand 36. Grand Palace in Bangkok (1)

I believe that any tourist arrived in Bangkok will not miss the Grand Palace. You go there by boat, to the Tha Chang Pier. The palace may be visited between 8.30 – 15.30 and the ticket costs 400 bht, which include the visit to Vimanmek Palace.

If you say “1001 night” this will cover the impressions. Gold and many colors, glass or mirror pieces, mother-of-pearls. The big gold stupa, the other buildings heavy ornated, all are wonderful.
The palace is divided in 3 partes: the Outer Palace – where The Emerald Budha Temple is, The Middle Palace – where the most buildings are, and the Inner Palace – which was reserved for wifes, concubines and children, and no man was aloud at the beginning. As you may read about the Grand Palace on many blogs, on internet sites or in travel guide books, I will only say that the palace was constructed by King Rama I, on 1782 when Ratanakosin (actual Bangkok) became the capital of Siam.

Today I’ll present you the Middle Palace, so let’s go in.

Cred ca nu exista turist care, o data ajuns in Bangkok, sa nu viziteze Marele Palat. E un obiectiv obligatoriu, care prin bogatie si culoare nu te dezamageste. Nu pot decat sa repet cliseul "1001 de nopti"! Daca ai putea face abstractie de multimea din jurul tau, ai vedea-o aievea pe Seherezada plimbandu-se prin curtile acelea minunate. Da, stiu ca ea nu apartine acestui spatiu geografic, dar nimic nu poate exprima mai bine mirajul acestei resedinte regale.

Am ajuns la palat mergand cu barca pe Chao Praya si apoi strabatand mica piata de langa debarcaderul Tha Chang. Palatul se poate vizita intre 8-30-15.30. Biletul de intrare costa 400 bht, incluzand si intrarea la Palatul Vimanmek. Imediat ce am iesit din piata am vazut zidul alb care inconjoara palatul. In zona se mai afla cateva case in stil victorian, care confera un aer mai familiar.
S-a scris mult pe bloguri, autohtone si straine, despre acest obiectiv asa ca voi reduce la minim informatiile privind istoricul sau. Cine doreste sa stie mai mult, internetul si ghidurile de calatorie ii stau la dispozitie. Asadar: palatul este construit de Rama I, fondatorul dinastiei Chakri, in 1782 cand Ratanakosin (in prezent Bangkok) ajunge capitala Siamului. Palatul este divizat in 3: Palatul exterior, unde se gaseste Templul lui Budha de Samarald, Palatul de Mijloc - care cuprinde majoritatea cladirilor - si Palatul interior, dedicat reginelor, concubinelor si copiilor unde - initial - nu a fost permis accesul barbatilor.

Astazi va povestesc despre Palatul de Mijloc. Chiar l-a intrare, in fata unui altar care adaposteste relicve ale lui Budha, se afla figura unui pustnic, Rup Rishi. Privirile ne fug si spre cele sase perechi de demoni, Rup Yak.
Rup Rishi
Rup Yak
Multe grupuri de elevi, mai mari sau mai mici, viziteaza palatul.
Privirile ne sunt inevitabil atrase de uriasa stupa de aur Phra Sri Ratana Chedi.
Phra Sri Ratana Chedi
Ne asalteaza numeroase detalii, care toate vor sa fie fotografiate…
O alta stupa este sprijinita de maimute si demoni de rang nobil (indicat de coroane), splendid colorati. In spatele ei se insira alte turnuri colorate si ornamentate.  si o alta poarta pazita de demoni.
Pe terasa superioara, in jurul Pantheonului regal, ne-am intalnit si cu kinara si apsonsi, fapturile mitologice jumatate om - jumatate pasare sau jumatate om-jumatate leu.

23 comments:

joo said...

This palace looks amazing with all these gorgeous details!

Traveling Hawk said...

It IS amazing, Joo! Never seen such a place.

Rizalenio said...

Oh so beautiful. I love everything esp the photos of the school kids. Nice to see your photo too. Have a nice day. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

A nice day to you too, Rizalenio, and thanks for the comment!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I'm amazed you're still sharing these grand photos from Thailand! The structures are breathtaking and I'm sure you enjoyed photographing Thailand!

Duncan In Kuantan

Traveling Hawk said...

You are right, Duncan! Still more 2-3 posts and I will finish the Thailand theme.

Theanne said...

so beautiful...thank you the tour! I was very drawn to the water lilies in a container...I want to do something like this on my patio!

cartim said...

Este un palat extraordinar, foarte rafinat .Culorile sunt deosebite iar arhitectura, nu mai vorbesc.

Superb.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for your presence here, Theanne!

Traveling Hawk said...

Urmatoarea postare prezinta partea mai moderna, curtea destinata femeilor si copiilor. Mai am 2-3 postari si inchei povestile despre Thailanda:)

Doug Hickok said...

All I can say is "wow"! I see why it is called the Grand Palace, for indeed it is grand :^) Glad you are able to visit Budapest. Hope you can get some pictures :^)

magda said...

Your photos are fantastic!!!
I was there and i know how wonderful is, this place!
Thanks you for interesting informations!
Many greetings and kisses

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Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Doug! I've been in Budapest many times (4 hours drive from my town), and I also wrote on my blog about it. Of course I'll try to take some photos:) We have Saturday at disposal to wander, as the flight is scheduled on Sunday morning.

Thanks for the comment on the Grand Palace!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Magda!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Amazing Thailand !

VP said...

I am showing all your pictures to a fried that is planning a trip to Thailand: she is overwhelmed!

Traveling Hawk said...

Right, Wong!

Traveling Hawk said...

I am glad, VP, if she may pick up some ideeas for her trip!

LifeRamblings said...

the palace does look amazingly beautiful. love the intricate details.

Helma said...

What are nevertheless a colorful temples, buildings and statues. Really very impressive and prachtgie photos.

Greetings, Helma

Traveling Hawk said...

It is beautiful indeed, Life Ramblings!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks you, Helma, very much!