Bangkok - Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi (PDF Chapter)

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Bangkok - Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi (PDF Chapter)

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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
  • maps
  • get up close and personal with iconic riverside Wat Arun
  • transport
  • 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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