A Walking Tour: Bangkok, 2nd Edition (Walking Tour) by Gregory Byrne Bracken

By Gregory Byrne Bracken

This can be Bangkok such as you have by no means obvious it ahead of. the writer takes you on an architectural event during the bustling streets and busy canals of this regal urban. Dr Bracken s well-researched insights and his appealing sketches will heighten your appreciation of Bangkok s palaces, temples, monuments, pavilions, markets, public constructions and plenty of different old fashioned corners. during this revised version of the publication, present walks were converted to include Bangkok s non-stop city improvement and new walks further. Many illustrations have additionally been redrawn to supply a greater appreciation of the development facades.

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Haroon Mosque 7. Khlong Padung Krung Kasem Charoen Krung Road KEY 55 Bangrak Market If you are coming from the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, turn left onto Charoen Krung Rd and the Bangrak Market will be on your left, between Charoen Krung Sois 44 and 46. This small but busy market is open every day, and it supplies many of the nearby hotels with fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. It also has a fabric and clothes section. Wat Suan Phu Wander the sois between Charoen Krung Rd and the river at will.

The early morning is the busiest but best time to visit the park, with joggers, hoards of pyjamaclad Chinese practising tai chi chuan, and other visitors enjoying use of the park’s popular outdoor gym. Lumphini Park Opening times: 5am to 7pm daily Admission: free Chinese Pavilion, Lumphini Park Link to the Silom Road walk: Exit Lumphini Park at the Rama IV and Wireless Rds junction and turn right onto Sathorn Rd. 38 Silom Road Nearest Skytrain Station: Sala Daeng Approximate walking time: 1 hour Downtown South The commercial heart of Bangkok, the Silom Road area is home to myriad offices, shops and restaurants.

Patpong is best known for its counterfeit goods — everything from clothes to watches and music — and is slowly encroaching on the neighbouring stretches of Silom Rd. This area first became popular in the 1960s, when American soldiers on leave from active service in the Vietnam War travelled here for rest and recreation. In the 1990s, more fashionable bars and nightclubs began to carve a niche for themselves among the sleazy go-go bars and massage parlours, even though these are still thriving. Silom Sois 2 and 4 have a lively gay scene, which is quite open and generally very mixed, while Thaniya Rd is almost exclusively Japanese, to the extent that other nationalities are even barred from entering some of the entertainment establishments.

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