Yingluck, her son and her elder brother Thaksin visit the Great Wall.
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Beijing with her son and her older brother Thaksin on October 25, according to Thai media.
Yingluck, along with her son, first flew out to Japan to visit her brother.
Yingluck and Thaksin planned to travel to India to carry out a merit-making ceremony, where numbers of former Pheu Thai MPs were also expected to join.
She eventually had to cancel the trip to India, as she’d only declared Japan and China as scheduled destinations, according to NetEase.
They visited the The Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall and the Forbidden City.
The Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall.
The group shops at Daohuaxiang.
They also posed for photos at the Longquan Temple, located in the Haidian district.
Later, they took the party over to Silk Street, a shopping center in Beijing’s Chaoyang district.
As a pearl lover, Yingluck was immediately drawn to a store called Cindy’s Pearls, reports said. She purchased over 30 necklaces at a discount price, courtesy of the owner. The former leader and her entourage also visited an accessory store, a luggage shop and a silk boutique afterwards, said ECNS.
Back in June, Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn visited the Forbidden City. She occasionally visits China, “often to play Chinese instruments appallingly badly in special concerts,” Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a former deputy bureau chief with Reuters Bangkok, told Shanghaiist. She’s become a key figure in the growing ties between Beijing and Bangkok.
By Lucy Liu
[Pictures via Yinluck’s Facebook & NetEase]