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Top 10 Bangkok by Ron Emmons

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Greater Bangkok

Since the city was founded in 1782, it has gradually increased in size and today Greater Bangkok stretches at least 12 miles (20 km) north to south and east to west. Though most of the suburban areas are housing estates, a must-see for many visitors is Chatuchak Weekend Market, a shopper’s paradise. Thonburi, the former capital to the west of the Chao Phraya River, has the enigmatic Wat Arun, the Royal Barge Museum, and some quirky museums in Siriraj Hospital. Dusit, to the north of the Old City, features the magnificent Dusit Park and the gleaming Wat Benjamabophit. To the east of the city lie Kamthieng House and the Rama IX Royal ...

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