If you are traveling with children or you are an expat family in Thailand, then you might be interested in this new activity book called ‘Bangkok: City of Angels’. It is part of a series by My Globetrotter Books that helps children aged 6-12 discover and learn about major cities around the world including Bangkok. The A4 sized booklet contains fun-filled activities where the children can draw, color, decode, create, find and solve their way around the City of Angels. The book has been beautifully illustrated and will surely keep the attention of any child or even parent. Once they have completed all of the activities, they can unlock a secret web link where they can go to print a seal and print onto their very own My Globetrotter Book certificate.
Topics in the booklet include Bangkok’s skyline and landmarks, a monk’s day, Thai food and dance, speaking Thai, and visits to Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and the Golden Mount. I like the page where you have to use a map to navigate your way around the city. Overall, it’s a nice souvenir of Thailand for children and young adults. However, if it is for younger children, you will need to help them with a few of the quizzes. Luckily, there is a list of answers at the back of the booklet if you don’t know the answers yourself!
For some pages, no prior knowledge is needed as it gives you all the information that you will need. However, sometimes you will need to visit some of the places mentioned in the book in advance before you complete those pages. Other times it relies on general knowledge of the city. For example, knowing which temple is made from Italian marble and what used to be the highest point in Bangkok before skyscrapers. But, if anything, the book encourages you to explore the city and to discover new things.
‘Bangkok: City of Angels’ is available at branches of Asia Books in Thailand and on their website asiabooks.com. The format is A4 and there are twenty-four color pages. Included is a certificate for those who have completed all of the quizzes and puzzles. I will definitely be buying more of these as a gift and a holiday challenge for any young relations that come to visit me. I am sure it will be a good souvenir of their holiday. Something that they can look back on in years to come.