The first day was full of a touring highlights in Bangkok. The Grand Palace is a sprawling compound of ceremonial halls, gilded spires, and ornate buildings. The king of Siam ruled from this palace and is the inspiration for the musical "The King and I".
The most worshipped Buddha in all of Thailand is a 26" emerald Buddha located in one of the temples.
In the afternoon we visited the Wat Pho temple complex which is home to the largest Buddha image in Thailand - a 150' long, 49' high reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf.