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The city outskirts

The amorphous clutter of Greater Bangkok doesn’t harbour many attractions, but there are a handful of places that make pleasant half-day escapes, principally Chatuchak Weekend Market, the cultural theme-park of Muang Boran, the rather more esoteric Prasart Museum, the upstream town of Nonthaburi and the tranquil artificial island of Ko Kred (see map).