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By Gregory Byrne Bracken

This can be Bangkok such as you have by no means noticeable it sooner than. the writer takes you on an architectural experience throughout the bustling streets and busy canals of this regal urban. Dr Bracken s well-researched insights and his attractive sketches will heighten your appreciation of Bangkok s palaces, temples, monuments, pavilions, markets, public structures and lots of different old fashioned corners. during this revised variation of the publication, latest walks were transformed to include Bangkok s non-stop city improvement and new walks extra. Many illustrations have additionally been redrawn to supply a greater appreciation of the construction facades.

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Towards the river end of the road, and also on parallel Suriwong Rd, a number of shops specialise in gems, antiques and silk. The night market on Patpong Sois 1 and 2 draws huge crowds every night (except Wednesdays, when it is closed), while the stretch of road between Patpong and Lumphini Park is home to some of the city’s most popular bars and nightclubs, some of the more colourful variety. Silom Rd also has contrasting surprises such as a large Christian cemetery which has borne witness to the vicinity’s marked transformation.

Christ Church 3. Jim Thompson’s Thai Silk Company 4. Queen Saovapha Snake Farm 5. Patpong Night Market 6. Silom Road 7. Neilson-Hays Library 8. Mirasuddeen Mosque 9. Sri Mahamariamman Temple Silom Road 10. Silom Village 41 Sukhothai Hotel Sathorn Road If you are walking from Sala Daeng Skytrain station, follow Convent Rd to the end and turn left onto Sathorn Rd. This was once an elegant, tree-lined boulevard but in recent decades it has descended into a traffic-choked mess. At the beginning of the 20th century this was the fashionable heart of expatriate life in Bangkok, with large villas sprawled across spacious tree-shaded grounds.

To get to the wat, follow Charoen Krung Soi 36 to the end and turn left onto Charoen Krung Rd. Take the next left onto Charoen Krung Soi 34 and follow it to the end, past a large school. Wat Muang Kae will be at the end of the soi on your left. Charoen Krung Road Haroon Mosque 61 Khlong Padung Krung Kasem Retrace your steps along Charoen Krung Soi 34 and turn left onto Charoen Krung Rd, where the rather imposing looking General Post Office will be immediately to your left. Set well back from the road, it’s a large, rather squat-looking building, decorated with reliefs of garudas (mythical beasts: half-bird, half-human), which seem to add to its vaguely fascist air.

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