Bangkok by Maryvelma O'Neil
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Bangkok
By Maryvelma O'Neil

Bangkok

A Cultural History

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Bangkok by Maryvelma O'Neil

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195342529
ISBN-10: 0195342526
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 137mm x 20mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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.

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