This fully revised and updated Berlitz Pocket Guide is packed with all the information you need to enjoy Bangkok, in a genuinely pocketable format. Places to go and unmissable attractions are explored within easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, so you can locate the information you need at a glance. The city's top attractions are identified to help you plan your trip priorities and ensure you see the very best museums, temples, shrines and more. From the historic architecture of Ko Rattanakosin to the infamous floating markets to the southwest of the city, all places are covered in depth alongside full-colour photographs that provide a highly visual introduction to this colourful city. Full colour fold-out maps are also included to provide instant orientation, including a detailed plan of Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace. A concise history chapter and the handy cultural tips throughout combine to give you a deeper understanding of the city's heritage, from its beginnings as a small river-bank trading village to the exciting and dynamic city it is today.
There are also plenty of ideas for how to spend your leisure time, from meditation classes and shopping to nightlife and activities for children. The 'Eating Out' chapter recommends local specialities and includes a useful menu reader to help you place your orders. The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides an A-Z summary of all the expert practical advice you will need, including reliable recommendations of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets, information on climate, customs, health, currency, language and much more. Small in size but big on content, this guide will help you truly get to the heart of this city and all it has to offer.