Bangkok - Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi (Chapter)
This is the Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi chapter from Lonely Planet's Bangkok guidebook.
The artificial island of Ko Ratanakosin is Bangkok's birthplace, and the Buddhist temples and royal palaces here comprise some of the city's most important sights. Across the Chao Phraya River, Thonburi is a seemingly forgotten zone of sleepy residential districts connected by klorng (canals).
- Try to stop your jaw from dropping to the floor upon encountering the enormous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho for the first time
- Bask in the glow of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew.
- Get lost in the weirdness of commerce that is the Amulet Market
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Best of, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping and Sports & Activities.
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