National Geographic : 1961 Jun
Bangkok - also known as Krung Thep, mean ing City of Angels - straddles the Chao Phraya. Strings of barges ply this Lord of Rivers, whose canals create an Oriental Venice. Walled rec tangle on left bank encloses buildings and tem ples of the Grand Palace. Thai Navy piers and the towers of Wat Arun edge the right bank. KODACHROMEBY W. ROBERT MOORE© N.G.S.