Once inside the gates we wandered about the magnificent structure and imagined what it must have been like to live there. Soon enough we made our way to the entrance of the palace itself to see and marvel over the interior spaces. Elaborate. Extravagant. Elegant. Excessive. Gold-plated pillars. Stained glass ceilings. Precious stones inlayed in marble floors. Simply… palatial. I do not have interior photos to share as once again, cameras and shoes were confiscated at the door. Upon exiting the palace, we stopped for a snack and looked on as fellow tourists paid to ride camels and elephants around the palace gardens. We left the grand piece of architecture with anticipation of seeing it lit like a Christmas tree the following evening.
|The palace elephants. (Palace in background)|
|Our walk around the palace.|
|The palace temple.|
|The palace by daylight.|
|The palace just before dusk as seen through the East Gate.|
|The palace at dusk.|
|The lit palace at dusk.|