By Kenneth Barrett
Take a sequence of unforgettable strolls down the again lanes of old Bangkok!
Bangkok is among the world's maximum towns and a number one vacationer vacation spot, visited by way of hundreds of thousands every year. however it could be a bewildering position additionally. First-time viewers, no longer realizing what to anticipate, come across unending boulevards hooked up via an enormous maze of tiny facet streets. A walk down any of those lanes can exhibit interesting surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, eating places and markets. yet how to define your manner during the maze?
22 Walks in Bangkok is helping you find hidden gem stones stumbled on in the course of the urban through proposing each one local as a special village—explaining the way it advanced, and describing its ancient landmarks intimately. writer Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and skilled journalist, and he introduces the $64000 temples, church buildings, shrines and mosques in loving element, sketching their historical past and certain good points. The reader is skillfully guided in the course of the outdated neighborhoods of Bangkok from the heart to the outer edge, alongside slim lanes and byways hardly ever obvious through foreigners.
22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a special trip of discovery and helps you to relish this interesting urban in new and intriguing methods.
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22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back Lanes and Byways by Kenneth Barrett