Read e-book online 22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back PDF

By Kenneth Barrett

ISBN-10: 1462913806

ISBN-13: 9781462913800

Take a sequence of unforgettable strolls down the again lanes of ancient Bangkok!

Bangkok is among the world's maximum towns and a number one vacationer vacation spot, visited through hundreds of thousands every year. however it could be a bewildering position additionally. First-time viewers, no longer figuring out what to anticipate, come across unending boulevards attached by means of an enormous maze of tiny aspect streets. A walk down any of those lanes can exhibit interesting surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, eating places and markets. yet how to define your approach during the maze?

22 Walks in Bangkok is helping you find hidden gemstones stumbled on in the course of the urban by means of featuring every one local as a special village—explaining the way it advanced, and describing its ancient landmarks intimately. writer Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and skilled journalist, and he introduces the real temples, church buildings, shrines and mosques in loving aspect, sketching their heritage and specified positive aspects. The reader is skillfully guided throughout the previous neighborhoods of Bangkok from the guts to the outer edge, alongside slim lanes and byways hardly visible via foreigners.

22 Walks in Bangkok leads the customer on a special trip of discovery and lets you savour this attention-grabbing urban in new and interesting methods.

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Led by Judas Maccabeus, a priest of the Hasmonean family, the Jews rebelled in 164 BC. They defeated the Seleucids, took complete control of Jerusalem and reconsecrated their Temple. Rule of Judaea was assumed by the Hasmoneans. However, independence for the Jews did not ensure peace. There was bitter conflict between the Hasmoneans and the Pharisees, a religious sect that demanded that the Hasmonean kings relinquish the High Priesthood. In the ensuing struggle for influence, both factions asked for help from the new political and military power of the period – Rome.

April Passover, or Pesach, falls sometime from late March to late April. It Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem moving along the celebrates the liberation Via Dolorosa from slavery under the pharaohs. During the St James’s Cathedral in March week of the festival, restaurants memory of the Turkish generally remain open. massacres (see pp110–11). Jerusalem Marathon. One of the major sports events in Boombamela Festival Mimouna is celebrated the Israel, with routes around the (1st week), Ashkelon, Israel.

These prayers are always the best attended of the week. The Night Journey was one of the defining episodes in the life of the Prophet Muhammad. He was carried during the night from Mecca to Jerusalem and from there made the Miraj, the ascent through the heavens to God’s presence, returning to Mecca in the morning. The Mosque Mosques come in many shapes and sizes but they all share some common characteristics. Chief of these is the mihrab, the niche that indicates the direction of Mecca. Most mosques also have a minbar, from which the imam delivers his Friday sermon.

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