Bangkok - Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi (Chapter)
This is the Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi chapter from Lonely Planet’s Bangkok guidebook.
The artificial island of Ko Ratanakosin boasts incredible remnants of the city’s history, including Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho. Across the river, neighbouring Thonburi has less to offer in terms of sights, but is great for a spot of urban exploration.
- try to stop your jaw from dropping to the floor upon encountering the enormous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
- get lost in the weirdness of commerce that is the Amulet Market
- bask in the glow of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Sports & Activities.
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