22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back Lanes and Byways
Take a series of unforgettable strolls down the back lanes of historic Bangkok! Bangkok, Thailand is a leading tourist destination, visited by millions each year. But it can also be a bewildering place. First-time visitors encounter endless boulevards connected by a vast maze of tiny side streets. A stroll down any of these lanes can reveal exciting surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, restaurants and markets. This user-friendly 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. Author Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and experienced journalist, and he introduces the noteworthy 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...
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