Bangkok - Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi (PDF 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, in-cluding 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 to explore.
- try to stop your jaw from dropping to the floor upon encountering Wat Pho’s enormous Re-clining Buddha for the first time
- get up close and personal with iconic riverside Wat Arun
- bask in the glow of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand’s most sacred tem-ple
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment.
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