Each year, to celebrate his birthday, the King of Thailand opens the gates of his Royal Palace to the public at night for one week only. A huge celebration stretches for blocks outside the gates, but inside the palace grounds the street noise swirls away. Swells of locals and tourists funnel through ancient archways, their voices hushed in reverence as they glimpse the sparkling temples and golden palace glittering in the moonlight for the first time. I had the incredible good fortune to be working on a project in Bangkok when this event happened recently. It didn't matter that I was shoulder-to-shoulder, taking slow teeny-tiny steps with thousands of others who turned up. It was one of the most spectacular and magical places I have ever been. Have you ever been to a place that was so beautiful, it took your breath away?