Bangkok Found (Eng)




Bangkok Found (English)

Evocative and incisive, Bangkok Found looks deep within
traditional culture to discover how Bangkok is like no other
contemporary city. It's the book you read after you've seen the
temples and enjoyed the nightlife and then start to wonder
where the mysterious appeal of Bangkok really lies.

With wit and a wealth of anecdotes from Kerr's thirty years of
experience in Thailand, Bangkok Found, sequel to his awardwinning
Lost Japan, takes you on a journey to the essential
and the quirky, the factual and the mythical.

In this series of meditations on the city, old culture meets
global fusion in the crossroads that is Bangkok.

The joy of the book is that Alex Kerr arrived in Bangkok as a seeker, and now takes us along for a replay of the ride. At the end he admits Bangkok is too elusive to truly be "found". But he has written probably the best single "guide" for a visitor to Bangkok, short- or long-term, who wants to be provoked into looking at the city as it is, not as it is often portrayed.
By Chris Baker, Bangkok Post|

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