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Bangkok's image has been transformed in the past few years, from the chaotic, sleazy, cliches of sensational headlines - into a confident city of design and sophistication - that still retains the kind of fun, vibrant streetlife seldom seen in the developed world. Time Out Bangkok chronicles this new identity, its dynamic popular culture, and the contemporary faces of its rich traditions. We provide keys to understanding this ancient, uncolonised civilisation at the point that it - to use Thai slang - 'goes inter' (international). *Sightseeing in Bangkok *Bangkok hotels *Bangkok restaurants *Bangkok bars *Bangkok shops *Bangkok maps *Thailand's best beaches
Philip Cornwel-Smith has lived in Bangkok since 1994, when he became founding editor of the city's first listings magazine Bangkok Metro. He wrote the bestselling book 'Very Thai: Everyday Popular Culture' about which he is now curating a museum exhibition. His next book, 'Pop Bangkok: Modern Thai Subcultures' will be published in Autumn 2007. Philip edited the first two editions of Time Out Bangkok and was an editor on the very first Time Out guidebook, to London in 1989.
Time Out Guides Ltd.
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Travel & Holiday Guides: General
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Time Out Group Ltd
Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, col ports