By Kenneth Barrett
Take a sequence of unforgettable strolls down the again lanes of historical Bangkok!
Bangkok is likely one of the world's maximum towns and a number one vacationer vacation spot, visited through thousands every year. however it could be a bewildering position additionally. First-time viewers, no longer realizing what to anticipate, come upon never-ending boulevards attached via an enormous maze of tiny aspect streets. A walk down any of those lanes can demonstrate 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 discovered through the urban via proposing every one local as a special village—explaining the way it developed, 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 designated positive factors. The reader is skillfully guided in the course of the outdated neighborhoods of Bangkok from the heart to the outer edge, alongside slim lanes and byways hardly ever noticeable by way of foreigners.
22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a distinct trip of discovery and permits you to delight in this attention-grabbing 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