Mick Shippen

Enchanting Bangkok introduces in words and vivid photographs all of Bangkok’s delights by night and by day providing the perfect introduction to and souvenir of a visit to the city.

Capital of Thailand and one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan and compelling cities, Bangkok is a vibrant mix of ancient and modern. It’s an intense city packed with people and a wealth of dazzling attractions. There are exotic temples, eclectic markets, gleaming palaces, ritzy shopping malls and, of course, the famous nightlife.

This fully updated edition of Enchanting Bangkok captures the excitement and vitality of the city through chapters on the spiritual heritage of its temples, the historic museums and monuments, the cabarets and dance performances, as well as the shopping opportunities offered in Silom Road, Sukhumvit Road and the Pratunam area. Visitors can take in the city with a memorable dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River or while enjoying the cocktail hour in the rooftop bar of a skyscraper. And for those venturing beyond Bangkok, there are the marvels of the historical park of Ayutthaya, the bustling fishing village of Mahachai and the floating markets at Damnoen Saduak.

Mick Shippen is a freelance writer and award-winning photographer who lived in Thailand for over 25 years, first in the northern city of Chiang Mai and then in Bangkok. He travels extensively throughout Asia conducting research for articles and taking photographs for local and international publications. He is the author of Enchanting Thailand, Enchanting Myanmar, Enchanting Laos, Enchanting Cambodia and Enchanting Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand also in this series.

Specifications • 260 x 215 mm (10 x 8”) • 80 pages • 10,000 words • 180 photographs
• ISBN 9781913679699 • £14.99 hardback • Publication March 2024