All that Jazz

All that Jazz

Thailand’s revered late King His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej was renowned as an accomplished and enthusiastic jazz musician; perhaps that’s one reason why jazz has such a long-standing and prominent presence in Bangkok. His Highness took part in a jam session with bandleader Benny Goodman during a 1960 visit to New York (above) and was described by Lionel Hampton…

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Big City Bangkok: Sathorn District

Big City Bangkok: Sathorn District

If ever there was a place where all facets of Thai life collided, it would be Sathorn; a heady mix of past, present and future with gleaming skyscrapers and traditional neighbourhoods, swanky hotels and cheap guest houses, gourmet restaurants and street stalls, temples and embassies, chic boutiques, flea markets, and a smattering of excellent rooftop bars from where to look out over the city.

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