January 29, 2014
Photograph by Frank Heuer, laif/Redux
An open-air restaurant and bar atop the Hotel Lebua provide unparalleled views of Bangkok, a sprawling city of skyscrapers. Bangkok's official name begins with the words Krung Thep and unrolls in a litany that means, in part, "the Great City, the Residence of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Capital of the World Endowed With Nine Precious Gems, the Happy City," and so on.
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