Monthly Archives: March 2014

Exploring the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Some years ago I visited Thailand a few times and one of my favourite places was the Grand Palace. Here are some highlights.

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It’s the gold that gets to you. There’s so much of it and on a sunny day it’s almost blinding.

Tale of Hanuman - gold reliefEntering the gates of the Grand Palace complex in crazy, colourful, feisty, noisy, smoggy, intriguing, hot-wired Bangkok, should be to enter an oasis of calm. But as the number one tourist destination in Thailand, of course it’s nothing of the sort. And yet, and yet, if you choose your time (ie first thing in the morning, last thing in the afternoon, on a non-public day and off season, it is possible.  I visited some years ago in hot, humid late March, at the end of the high season.  There were lots of tourists milling about, being herded from place to place, but it was still posible to find a few quieter nooks away from the main sites.

 Pimanchaisri door gate within Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand - by ScorpianPK Pimanchaisri door gate within Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand – by ScorpianPK

The architecture…

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Pushpraj, the Young Pretender; a Bengal tiger with attitude

This young tiger is turning out to be a real bully boy!

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You may remember last year we ran a competition to name the Bengal Tiger cub we sponsored in Bandhavgarh National Park in India.  You can read about Kanvar, the winning name meaning ‘Young Prince’, in our blog post here.  We’ve recently had an update on him from Tiger Nation, and more especially his brother, Pushpraj, who’s clearly becoming a force to be reckoned with, in his Madhya Pradesh home .

TIGER DIARY   20th February 2014

Pushpraj the Bengal Tiger India - by Satyendra Tiwari

Pushpraj – The young pretender, in the Tala zone. C Satyendra Tiwari

Pushpraj, the young pretender, is elusive and introvert, broody and antisocial, but increasingly dangerous and aggressive. As a youngster he preferred his own company to those of his siblings and the henpecking of his mother. He never really liked his brother Kanvar and was often seen snarling at him as he preferred to spent time in the company of pretty sister

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