had just one full day in Bangkok, and spent it around the
Grand Palace and on a boat tour of the canal system. The palace
buildings were magnificent, dazzling with gold and colorful
jewels. I particularly enjoyed travelling around by boat,
down the Chao Phraya river between our hotel and the sights.
We ventured out to the night market, but were quickly put
off by all the seedy clubs and men hawking sex shows in the
area. We were lucky to catch the newly released Thai feature
film, "Suryothai", which provided some good historical
context for our visit.