Bangkok

Bangkok : A Cultural History

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In this vibrant cultural history, Maryvelma O'Neil takes us on an engaging tour of Bangkok, revealing the rich ancient heritage of this fascinating city. The capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok stands out as a place of extraordinary allure. Beginning as a floating city in a lush tropical setting, known to foreigners as the "Venice of the East," its majestic Grand Palace and glittering Buddhist temples today compete with chimneystacks and a jungle of skyscrapers. O'Neil illuminates a city rich in art, history, royal ceremony, and tradition and she uncovers fascinating pockets of traditional indigenous life and places of intense beauty hidden in Bangkok's labyrinthine lanes and alleys.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0195342526
  • 9780195342529
  • 1,458,705

About Maryvelma O'Neil

Maryvelma O'Neil is an art historian. A portion of her royalties will be donated to help preserve murals in Thailand's Buddhist temples.show more

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