Bangkok's image has been transformed in the past few years, from the chaotic, sleazy, cliches of sensational headlines - into a confident city of design and sophistication - that still retains the kind of fun, vibrant streetlife seldom seen in the developed world. "Time Out Shortlist Bangkok" chronicles this new identity, its dynamic popular culture, and the contemporary faces of its rich traditions. Time Out's "Shortlist" guides offer all the usual visitor information, presented in a way designed to take you straight to what you're looking for: reviews of the classic sights and venues in area-by-area chapters, maps with all the entries pinpointed, customised itineraries and visitor basics, all illustrated with inspiring photography.
Founded in 1968, Time Out has grown from humble beginnings into the leading resource for anyone wanting to know what's happening in the world's greatest cities. Alongside our influential weeklies in London, New York, Chicago and Dubai, we publish more than 20 magazines in cities as varied as Beijing and Beirut; a range of travel books, with City Guides now joined by pocket-sized Shortlist series; and an information-packed website. The company remains proudly independent, still owned by Tony Elliott four decades after he launched Time Out London. Written by local experts, and illustrated with original photography, our books also retain their independence. No business has been featured because it has advertised, and all restaurants and bars are visited and reviewed anonymously.