Short Cuts: Bangkok

AN INSIDER'S GUIDE Nancy Chandler's technicolor map of Bangkok has been around for almost 30 years. Now in its 21st edition, it is still the best guide to the city, providing useful, fun and downright quirky recommendations of things to see, do, buy and eat in Bangkok—or Krung Thep as it is known to Thais. Its detailed commentaries, scribbled at practically every intersection and tourist sight, make a regular guidebook unnecessary. When it comes to visiting the labyrinthine Chatuchak weekend market, her exhaustive rundown of shops and stalls is essential for finding what you want, as well as finding a way...

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