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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.
Publisher: London, Parkstone Press: 2000
ISBN Number: 1859957404
ISBN Number 13: 9781859957400
Binding: Oversize Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 132647
Description: 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.
Keywords: Wats, Central Bangkok, Sleeping Buddah, Grand Palace, Garden, Drums, Dancers, Markets, Downtown, Elephants, Thai Women, Dusit, Canals, Floating Market, Temples, Naga, Guardians, Garuda, Rama, Barges, Chao phraya,