22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back Lanes and Byways

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Tuttle Publishing, Feb 18, 2014 - Travel - 352 pages
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Take a series of unforgettable strolls down the back lanes of historic Bangkok!

Bangkok, Thailand is one of the world's greatest cities and a leading tourist destination, visited by millions each year. But it can also be a bewildering place. First-time visitors, not knowing what to expect, encounter endless boulevards connected by a vast maze of tiny side streets. A stroll down any of these lanes can reveal fascinating surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, restaurants and markets.

This user-friendly Thailand travel guide helps you discover hidden gems found throughout the city by presenting each neighborhood as a distinct village—explaining how it evolved, and describing its historical landmarks in detail. Travel book author Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and experienced journalist, and he introduces the important temples, churches, shrines and mosques in loving detail, sketching their history and distinctive features. The reader is skillfully guided through the old neighborhoods of Bangkok from the center to the periphery, along narrow lanes and byways rarely seen by foreigners.

22 Walks in Bangkok leads the visitor on a unique journey of discovery and enables you to appreciate this fascinating city in new and exciting ways.
 

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Contents

Preface
THONBURI
BANGKOKNOI
BANGKOK
RATTANAKOSININNER ISLAND 3
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Kenneth Barrett has been a journalist for almost his entire career, at various times specializing in travel, food, media criticism, humor, business and industry. He has edited numerous magazines and business newspapers. He is also a photographer and has been on assignment to over sixty countries, predominantly in Asia but also covering parts of the Middle East and South America. His specific interests include British colonial history and historic architecture of all kinds.

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