Cosmopolitan Bangkok blends evocative street markets with glitzy modern malls, Buddhist philosophy with animism, and traditional reserve with lashings of fun. Inside Insight City Guide Bangkok: A fully-overhauled edition by our resident expert author. Stunning photography that brings this effervescent city and its people to life.Highlights of the city´s top attractions, from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (containing Thailand´s most revered religious artefact) to the backpacker hub of Khao San Road and the frenzy of Chatuchak Market, the world´s largest flea market. Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city from the royal city of Rattanakosin and its myriad shiny temples to the cluttered markets of Chinatown, and further afield to the white-sand beaches of the Eastern seaboard and the faded grandeur of Ayutthaya.A comprehensive Travel Tips section includes all the practical information you will need for your trip, including getting around the city and budgeting for your trip. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.