By Kenneth Barrett
Take a chain of unforgettable strolls down the again lanes of old Bangkok!
Bangkok is without doubt one of the world's maximum towns and a number one vacationer vacation spot, visited through hundreds of thousands every year. however it could be a bewildering position additionally. First-time viewers, now not understanding what to anticipate, come across unending boulevards hooked up via an enormous maze of tiny aspect streets. A walk down any of those lanes can show interesting surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, eating places and markets. yet how to define your method in the course of the maze?
22 Walks in Bangkok is helping you find hidden gem stones chanced on in the course of the urban by way of proposing every one local as a unique village—explaining the way it developed, and describing its old landmarks intimately. writer Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and skilled journalist, and he introduces the real temples, church buildings, shrines and mosques in loving aspect, sketching their historical past and specified gains. The reader is skillfully guided throughout the previous neighborhoods of Bangkok from the guts to the outer edge, alongside slender lanes and byways not often visible through foreigners.
22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a special trip of discovery and permits you to have fun with this interesting urban in new and fascinating methods.
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22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back Lanes and Byways by Kenneth Barrett