By Suzanne Nam
Moon residing in another country in Thailand writer and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam covers the simplest of Bangkok, from exploring the Buddhist temples of The previous urban to discount buying in Pratunam. utilizing her insider's wisdom, Nam additionally publications tourists in the course of the historical constructions of Dusit and alongside the meandering Chao Phraya River. together with certain go back and forth techniques, similar to paintings Lovers’ Bangkok and Bangkok’s most sensible Eats, Moon Bangkok offers tourists the instruments they should create a extra own and remarkable event.
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ANTIQUES SHOPPING Charoen Krung Road: High-end antiques shops–selling devotional Buddhist art, fine furniture, and other beautiful, though pricey, pieces–line this street (Antiques). River City: In Silom near the Oriental Hotel is this well-established shopping mall filled with mostly commercial antiques shops and galleries offering art from the region (RIVER CITY). For dinner at one of the restaurants along the riverside, make your way to the river and take the ferry; the view of the buildings and temples at sunset is lovely.
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