The Grand Palace was the official residence of the kings of Siam (Thailand.) The king, his court and the government were based there until 1925. It is still used for official events. I don’t have a lot to write but it was absolutely stunning to visit. I’m just going to post a ton of photos so you get a feel for the opulence of it. The sheer volume of mosaic covered surfaces is mind boggling. More info can be found here:
The following are the guards and the changing of the guards. Not the best photo and video quality, no photos were allowed so I had to take covert ones.
These last photos are of huge murals on the walls of the buildings. They are incredibly detailed and the gold paint pops against the rich colors. The art was very odd, monsters and orgies and lord only knows what else.