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 means 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 never-ending boulevards hooked up by means of an unlimited maze of tiny aspect streets. A walk down any of those lanes can exhibit attention-grabbing surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, eating places and markets. yet how to define your manner throughout the maze?
22 Walks in Bangkok is helping you find hidden gem stones chanced on through the urban via providing each one local as a different village—explaining the way it developed, and describing its historical 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 special good points. The reader is skillfully guided in the course of the previous neighborhoods of Bangkok from the heart to the outer edge, alongside slender lanes and byways hardly visible by way of foreigners.
22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a distinct trip of discovery and lets you savor this attention-grabbing urban in new and interesting methods.
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