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Bangkok

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The heart of the city is a labyrinth that draws together the essence of everything sacred and profane: gilded temple spires, gleaming shopping malls and ornate skyscrapers stand alongside tented noodle stands, blanket-on-the-pavement palm readers and, of course, those infamous bars.

But for all its glitz and hubbub, Bangkok never loses sight of its essential Thai-ness. Outside office buildings, employees stop to offer flowers, incense and prayers to roofed spirit shrines; wheeled carts at curbsides hawk herbal remedies alongside espresso slingers and trendy fashion booths created by guerrilla designers. As varied as it is vast, it’s impossible to be bored in Bangkok.
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“The content is tightly focused on eating, shopping and activities — a mix of offbeat gems and hip newcomers.”
The New York Times

About the book

Bangkok — the name explodes off the tongue, filling the mind with steamy images of the Thai capital. Even the most jaded traveler will be humbled by the sheer density and volume of this metropolis; the population is somewhere near 10 million — no one knows precisely. But one thing that is certain is that the city never ceases to enthrall.

The heart of the city is a labyrinth that draws together the essence of everything sacred and profane: gilded temple spires, gleaming shopping malls and ornate skyscrapers stand alongside tented noodle stands, blanket-on-the-pavement palm readers and, of course, those infamous bars.

But for all its glitz and hubbub, Bangkok never loses sight of its essential Thai-ness. Outside office buildings, employees stop to offer flowers, incense and prayers to roofed spirit shrines; wheeled carts at curbsides hawk herbal remedies alongside espresso slingers and trendy fashion booths created by guerrilla designers. As varied as it is vast, it’s impossible to be bored in Bangkok.


About the author

Though Joe was born in New Orleans and raised in California, France and Washington, D.C, an interest in Buddhism drew him to Thailand. He has contributed to several guidebooks on Southeast Asia, writing about subjects ranging from tattoos to dining to Muay Thai. He is currently editor-at-large for Bangkok 101, and also plays guitar and composes music for film and TV.
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