22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back by Kenneth Barrett

By Kenneth Barrett

Take a chain of unforgettable strolls down the again lanes of ancient Bangkok!

Bangkok is likely one of the world's maximum towns and a number one vacationer vacation spot, visited by way of hundreds of thousands every year. however it could be a bewildering position additionally. First-time viewers, no longer realizing what to anticipate, stumble upon unending boulevards hooked up via an unlimited maze of tiny aspect streets. A walk down any of those lanes can demonstrate interesting surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, eating places and markets. yet how to define your method throughout the maze?

22 Walks in Bangkok is helping you find hidden gemstones chanced on in the course of the urban by way of offering every one local as a special village—explaining the way it advanced, and describing its historical landmarks intimately. writer Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and skilled journalist, and he introduces the real temples, church buildings, shrines and mosques in loving aspect, sketching their heritage and designated good points. The reader is skillfully guided in the course of the previous neighborhoods of Bangkok from the guts to the outer edge, alongside slender lanes and byways not often visible through foreigners.

22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a distinct trip of discovery and allows you to have fun with this interesting urban in new and interesting methods.

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Other museums celebrate San Francisco’s heritage and the people and events that made the city what it is today. More details on the area’s museums and galleries are given on pages 40 and 41. de Young Museum This landmark art museum showcases collections of art from the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific, as well as an astounding collection of textiles, photography, sculptures, crafts, and modern and contemporary art. 1874) by Monet is part of a collection of European art from medieval times to the 19th century.

Spanish and Mexican pioneers who arrived in the 18th and early 19th centuries established the foundations of today’s city, and the Gold Rush (see pp26–7) attracted fortune-seekers from all over the globe. Those who stayed built new communities and some, such as the Italians and the Chinese, have continued to maintain their own traditions. that followed, the population of the Chinese community shrank due to the Exclusion Laws. In the 1960s, immigration controls were relaxed by President Kennedy, and opponents of the Mao regime living in Hong Kong were given permission to emigrate to the US.

McLaren’s Hedge, a wall of grass Sausalito Shipyard Workers at this shipyard completed one ship a day during the World War II period. Longshoreman’s Strike On “Bloody Thursday,” July 5, 1934, police opened fire on dockers striking for better conditions, killing two. 1939 World War II in Europe. Opening of World’s Fair on Treasure Island 1941 Japan attacks US at Pearl Harbor 1937 Golden Gate Bridge opens Hetch Hetchy Dam 1935 1934 Hetch Hetchy Dam project completed. Three-day general strike in sympathy with dockers 1940 1942 Japanese-American 1945 End of internment begins World War II 1945 1936 Bay Bridge opens.

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