Bangkok is home to over ten million people.  Near the center of town is situated the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the king.  Thailand was once called "Siam."  The palace complex was constructed in 1783.  Images of Buddha are everywhere and many golden temples surround the royal residence.

Views of the complex are seen on the right.





Above: A "spirit house," which is seen outside of every home in the city.





Street vendors, pictured below, are seen everywhere in the city. On the right are images from the city's market.

Most of Bangkok's inhabitants live in slums.

Right: A paper unit of currency.


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