Author(s): Insight Guides
Cosmopolitan Bangkok blends evocative street markets with glitzy modern malls, Buddhist philosophy with animism, and traditional reserve with lashings of fun. Explore Bangkok is a brand new guide and the ideal pocket companion when discovering the city: a full-colour guide containing 18 easy-to-follow routes, taking in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (containing Thailand's most revered religious artefact) and Wat Arun (one of the city's most important temples) to the backpacker hub of Khao San Road and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Bangkok's varied dining scene, abundant shopping opportunities, famed nightlife and key historical dates. Each route guides you through an interesting neighbourhood with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map.
Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Bangkok will help you discover the very best of this effervescent Thai city.
Wherever possible, Insight Guides use local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.