on July 27, 2008
Another teak residence we visited is the Vimanmek Mansion, the world’s largest golden teak building built in 1900 as the home of the King of Siam, King Rama V. In 1982 it became a museum. The bedrooms, throne room, and bathrooms may be visited, all filled with elaborate furnishings and art. On the grounds of the Mansion we viewed demonstrations of Thai dancing and Thai kick-boxing. Thai people’s hands must be jointed differently than ours – they extend them gracefully with fingers curving backwards for a very elegant look.
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