By Kenneth Barrett
Take a sequence 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 via hundreds of thousands every year. however it could be a bewildering position additionally. First-time viewers, no longer figuring out what to anticipate, stumble upon unending boulevards hooked up by means of an enormous maze of tiny part 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 approach during the maze?
22 Walks in Bangkok is helping you find hidden gem stones came across during the urban by way of featuring each one local as a different 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 heritage and certain positive aspects. The reader is skillfully guided in the course of the previous neighborhoods of Bangkok from the heart to the outer edge, alongside slim lanes and byways hardly noticeable via foreigners.
22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a distinct trip of discovery and helps you to get pleasure from this interesting urban in new and interesting methods.
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22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back Lanes and Byways by Kenneth Barrett