By: Campbell, Caren Weiner

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 119 pages. Many very large, full color photos. Large format: 9 3/4"w x 12 3/4"h. Tiny tear on dust jacket. Full of color photos.

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For centuries Bangkok, Thailand's capital, was a city of boats. To travel from one part of Bangkok to another, Thai people paddled canoes along the Menam river and its canals. But late in the 19th century, the people adopted Western ways and modernized the city.

The new city surrounded by high walls has been laid out around the royal palace and its parks. The modern aspect of Bangkok contrasts strangely with the four hundred Buddhist temples, whose gilded spires and decorated roofs of carved teakwood are found everywhere.

Title: Bangkok

Author: Campbell, Caren Weiner

ISBN Number: 1859957404

ISBN-13: 9781859957400

Location Published: London, Parkstone Press: 2000

Binding: Oversize Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Size: XL

Categories: Travel, Photography, Eastern Religion, Asia

Seller ID: 132647

Keywords: barges, canals, central bangkok, chao phraya, dancers, downtown, drums, dusit, elephants, floating market, garden, garuda, grand palace, guardians, markets, naga, rama, sleeping buddah, temples, thai women, wats