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'''Travel places along Chao Phraya River'''
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To provide for a more consistent layout for readers of Wikitravel, we use '''article templates''' for most destination-style articles. You can use the following templates either to start a new article, or as guidelines for reformatting or adding to existing articles. If you want a rapid way of adding the necessary categories to an article, you should just add the '''boilerplate template''' eg. ''<nowiki>{{subst:smallcity}}</nowiki>'' to an article, press save and all the categories will appear.
  
The Chao Phraya (/ˌtʃaʊ prəˈjɑː/ CHOW prə-YAH; Thai: แม่น้ำเจ้าพระยา RTGS: Maenam Chao Phraya, is a major river in Thailand,[2] with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand (wikipedia, n.d.).
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Descriptions of each of the sections in the article templates can be found at [[Wikitravel:Article templates/Sections]].
  
'''Geography'''
 
The Chao Phraya begins at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers at Nakhon Sawan (also called Pak Nam Pho) in Nakhon Sawan Province. After this, it flows south for 372 kilometres (231 mi) from the central plains to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. In Chai Nat, the river then splits into the main course and the Tha Chin River, which then flows parallel to the main river and exits in the Gulf of Thailand about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Bangkok in Samut Sakhon. In the low alluvial plain which begins below the Chainat Dam, there are many small canals (khlong) which split off from the main river. The khlongs are used for the irrigation of the region's rice paddies.
 
The rough coordinates of the river are 13 N, 100 E. This area has a wet monsoon climate, with over 1,400 millimetres (55 in) of rainfall per year. Temperatures range from 24 to 33 °C (75 to 91 °F) in Bangkok(wikipedia, n.d.).
 
  
'''Location'''
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Chao Phraya River located in the center of Bangkok.
 
  
'''Climate'''
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The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. This means the city has three main seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February. As Bangkok holds claim to degrees centigrade throughout the year. The possible exception to this is in late December and early January. Bangkok weather may not be the warmest in the world every day but, overall, it is unrelenting simply because it doesn’t cool at night. The two periods – April to May and September to October – are the most humid. The southwest monsoons arrive between May and October bringing unsettled, cloudy conditions. For many people, this is a welcome respite.(bangkok.com, n.d.)
 
 
'''Travel Guide'''
 
IA one day trip travel guide is recommended along the Chao Phraya river depending on the route from the first place to the last place. This travel guide will show how to go, what to do, and where to eat in a day.
 
Places list
 
- Yodpiman river walk
 
- Museum Siam
 
- Wat Pho
 
- Tien Pier
 
- Maharat Pier
 
- Rosary Church
 
- Yaowarat
 
'''Route'''
 
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'''Get in'''
 
We can get into this place by many choices of vehicles such as bus, skytrain, or boat.
 
The starting place is Taksin BTS Station. The easiest way to get into the first place that is ‘Taksin BTS station’ for the foreigner is by BTS or MRT. Because now in Thailand, the public transportation is being developed, so we can travel easily by public transportation. Then we have to walk to the Sathorn Pier following the label guide to the pier.
 
How to Travel
 
'''Yodpiman Riverwalk'''
 
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Yodpiman River Walk is a lifestyle mall focusing on a heritage theme inspired by the architecture of Thailand’s Ayuthaya period. Ornate, period fixtures are fitted throughout – very much in keeping with the feel of Old City Bangkok. Opened in late-2014, this is a fine place to spend an afternoon with a wide promenade offering great river views and a cooling breeze, souvenir shopping, plenty of restaurants and snack stalls, and a large beer garden with live night time entertainment (bangkok.com, n.d.).
 
Location: Yodpiman Riverwalk is located at the heart of Pakklongtalard. It can be reached conveniently via Chakphetch Road, Atsadang Road, and underneath Saphanphut Bridge.
 
Transportation: Chao Phraya boat: Pakklongtalard Pier
 
Bus: Pakklongtalard bus station: 7ก, 9, 42, 82 ปอ.9. ปอ.82
 
          Saphanphut station: 8, 73, ปอ.8
 
(Yodpiman Riverwalk, 2014)
 
 
'''Museum Siam'''
 
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"Museum Siam" is a museum that is dedicated to creating new experience for visitors who visit the museum. The aim of Museum Siam is to establish a pleasant way of learning and help raise the standard of learning in new ways to the public, especially to children and young people, to realize of the self, friends and neighbors. Learning through modern technology can help learning history to be much more fun.
 
  
For more information, visit www.museumsiam.com.
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Location: 4, Sanamchai Rd., Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
 
Service day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 10:00-18:00
 
Tel: +662 225 2777
 
Transportation: Bus no. 3, 6, 9, 12, 47, 53, 82, 524; or get an express boat to Ta Tien Pier, the museum is 500 meters away.
 
'''Wat Pho'''
 
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Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and a must-do for any first-time visitor in Bangkok. It's one of the largest temple complexes in the city and famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 meters long and is covered in gold leaf. It’s an easy ten minutes walking between here and the Grand Palace, and we recommend coming to Wat Pho second, because even though the golden Buddha here is just as popular, many people don’t take the time to wander around the rest of the complex so the experience tends to be far more relaxing. This is also a great place to get a traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand, so you really are in good hands here. Since December 2012, entrance to the temple costs 100 Baht and you can visit any time between 08:00 and 17:00.
 
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 17:00 (Massage available until 18:00)
 
Location: Maharat Road. Close to the river (about a half mile south of the Grand Palace), Old City (Rattanakosin)
 
Price Range: The entrance fee is 100 Baht
 
(bangkok.com, n.d.)
 
'''Tien Pier'''
 
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Thien Pier gets you to two of Bangkok's main tourist sights, and it's also the starting point for our walking tour which shows you the many other sights of the royal city.
 
Wat Po, the temple of the Reclining Buddha is just a short walk through the market surrounding the pier. If you have a strong stomach, a walk through the market can be 'interesting'. The strong stomach is needed because the primary product of the market is dried fish.
 
There are two accommodations in the area: Aurum The River Place is a small 12-room 'boutique' hotel right on the river near Wat Po, while Chakrabongse Villas are just a bit further down the riverside, where the former home of a prince has been turned into three luxurious apartments. If you're in the area around meal times, or just hungry, then the Coconut Palm restaurant is a tourist-friendly Thai cafe. There's also a small coffee shop right on the river next to the Aurum hotel.
 
Use the cross-river ferry from the Tha Thien Pier to get to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.
 
(Holland, 2002)
 
  
'''Tha Maharaj Mall in Bangkok'''
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* [[Wikitravel:Small city article template|Small city article template]] ([[Wikitravel:quick small city article template|quick version]]) - ''<nowiki>{{subst:smallcity}}</nowiki>'' - for villages or towns, and cities without a lot of tourist attractions
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Tha Maharaj is one of only a handful of shopping malls located in Bangkok’s historic Old City. Walking distance from many of the capital’s most famous sights such as Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, Tha Maharaj also benefits from an idyllic riverside location, with a good lineup of cafes, restaurants and bars taking advantage of the handsome views across the water. Tha Maharaj has its very own pier so arriving by boat is the most popular way to reach the mall, although if you’re on a sightseeing trip, Tha Maharaj mall is simple to reach on foot around 10 minutes away from The Grand Palace.  In terms of shopping, the options at this ‘mall’ are surprising limited with only a few fashion, beauty and antique boutiques. The second floor does have a couple of interesting units filled with amulet dealers who have a wide range of styles – from tacky souvenirs to revered and hard-to-find originals. The real reason to pay Tha Maharaj a visit is to eat, with over 20 restaurants and cafes in total. These include Peppina (pizza), Ramen Boy (Japanese), Zaab Eli (northeastern Thai), Omori Shabu (hotpot), Savoey (Thai) and a Starbucks.
 
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 daily
 
Location: Tha Maharaj, 11/1, Maharaj Rd., Bagkok
 
Tel: +66(0)2 024 1393
 
Transportation: Chao Phraya Boat – Prannok/Wang Lang pier(N10)
 
Bus: Take bus number 32, 53, 124, 203, 201, 32 (air-con), 52 (air-con), 524 (air-con) and get off at Tha Maharaj.
 
(bangkok.com, n.d.)
 
'''Holy Rosary Church'''
 
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The Holy Rosary Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Bangkok. It is located in Samphanthawong District, on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River. The history of the church dates to 1769, when a group of Portuguese Catholics resettled in the area after the fall of Ayutthaya; the current church building, in Gothic Revival style, was built in 1891–97 on the site of two previous structures.
 
'''Yaowarat'''
 
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You will find the beautiful Chinese temples, Taoist places of learning and traditional Chinese medicine shops selling all sorts of fascinating remedies. The small alleys and streets between Yaowarat Road and the Chao Phraya River are crammed with market stalls and small shops jostling to sell just about everything imaginable; from hair accessories, tea sets, hardware and food, to fabric, strange vegetables imported from mainland China and Chinese funeral items. Once crossing Chakraphek Road, you will enter Pahurat – one of Chinatown’s premiere attractions. Goods such as flip-flops, toy, household items, and herbs can be bought here. Within these first few blocks lie Pahurat’s textile-selling action, so choose one of the many small alleyways and dive into the heart of it all. Within, you’ll find a labyrinth of shops and vendors selling all kinds of colorful textiles. Chinatown in essence is like one big flea market (bangkok.com, n.d.).
 
Transportation: MRT subway to Hua Lamphong MRT station. The station is not close to Chinatown. From the station, you have to walk for 10-15 minutes.
 
Take the Chao Phraya Express Boat and get off at Ratchawong Pier. From the pier you also have to walk, but it is a very short straight walk. You will walk pass Soi Wanit 1 or Sampeng lane, a popular shopping place in this area which runs parallel to Yaowarat Road. Just keep walking straight ahead. When you see many gold shops on the road, it means you are on Yaowarat Road.
 
  
References
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* [[Wikitravel:Big city article template|Big city article template]] ([[Wikitravel:quick big city article template|quick version]]) - ''<nowiki>{{subst:bigcity}}</nowiki>'' - for bigger cities with lots to do
(n.d.). Retrieved from wikipedia.
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(n.d.). Retrieved from bangkok.com: www.bangkok.com/weather
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* [[Wikitravel:Huge city article template|Huge city article template]] ([[Wikitravel:Quick huge city article template|quick version]]) - ''<nowiki>{{subst:hugecity}}</nowiki>'' - for cities so big that they must be broken up into districts
(2014). Retrieved from Yodpiman Riverwalk: http://www.yodpimanriverwalk.com
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Holland, M. (2002). Retrieved from bangkok for visitors: http://bangkokforvisitors.com
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* [[Wikitravel:District article template|District article template]] ([[Wikitravel:quick district article template|quick version]]) - ''<nowiki>{{subst:district}}</nowiki>'' - for [[Wikitravel:geographical hierarchy#Districts|districts]] within a huge city
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* [[Wikitravel:Park article template|Park article template]] ([[Wikitravel:quick park template|quick version]]) - ''<nowiki>{{subst:park}}</nowiki>'' - for national parks and other natural areas that need their own article
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* [[Wikitravel:Itinerary article template|Itinerary article template]] ([[Wikitravel:Quick itinerary template|quick version]])- for travel itineraries
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* [[Wikitravel:Phrasebook template|Phrasebook template]] ([[Wikitravel:quick phrasebook template|quick version]]) - for language phrasebooks (see also: [[Wikitravel:Phrasebook Expedition|Phrasebook Expedition]])
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'''How to use the templates'''
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There are two main ways these article templates can be useful.
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* For '''creating new articles''': when you're creating a new article, look for the template that most closely fits the subject of your article. For example, if you're making a new article about a [[Wikitravel:geographical hierarchy#Regions|region]], copy-and-paste the Wiki markup from the [[Wikitravel:region article template|region article template]], and then start adding in the information that you know. Please make sure you remove the instructions (all italicized text); otherwise, it will be confusing for the next editor.
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* For '''editing existing articles''': if you want to add a new restaurant listing to [[New York City]], you can refer to the [[Wikitravel:huge city article template|huge city article template]] to see how it's done. Similarly, if someone else has added in a bunch of stuff to an article, and you want to reorganize it, you can refer to the appropriate template to see how we like to have stuff organized.
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Note that these templates are not [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Template MediaWiki templates]. See [[Wikitravel:using Mediawiki templates]].
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== Mini-FAQ ==
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=== Why does every city article have to look (about) the same? ===
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We think it's great to have simple, logical sections to each destination guide on Wikitravel. This makes it easier for readers to find the info they need on any particular destination. Sure, it cuts down somewhat on contributors' creative license, but [[Wikitravel:the traveller comes first|the traveller comes first]] around here. We want travelers to get the info they need as easily as possible.
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=== There are really no hotels or campgrounds in ''name of small city''. Do I still have to have a ''Sleep'' section? ===
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''Yes''. The following sections are '''obligatory''' and should be in every article:
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For example, if a town has absolutely no places to sleep, then you should note this in the ''Sleep'' section.  If you just don't have any information at hand, then leave the section empty, and somebody else will come along to fill it up.
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Subsections, on the other hand, can and should be removed if it makes sense to do so. For example, [[Easter Island]] doesn't need a ''By train'' section under ''Get in'' or ''Get around'', because it's a trainless island in the middle of the ocean.
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=== What are all the possible section names that can be in a destination article, and their correct order? ===
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A destination guide can have the following headings in the following order. Please see the templates above for which ones are best for use for each type of destination.
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* Understand
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* Talk (comes after "Get around" for countries)
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* Get in
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* Fees/permits (parks only)
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* Get around
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* See
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* Do
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* Learn
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* Work
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* Buy
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* Eat
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* Drink
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* Sleep
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* Stay safe
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* Stay healthy
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* Respect
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* Contact
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* Cope
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* Get out
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Region and country articles can also have the following headings (at the start of the article for regions; after "Understand" for countries):
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* Regions
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* Cities
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* Other destinations
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Huge cities (that have been districted) can also have the following heading at the start of the article:
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* Districts
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=== Why do all the sections have such weird names? What about ''Lodging'' and ''Restaurants'' instead? ===
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The main reason we do this is because we don't want Wikitravel guides to look just like any existing commercial guides. Why not? Well, first, so Wikitravel looks distinctive. People should see a guide and say, "Hey! See, Do, Eat - this came from Wikitravel! Those guys rock!" The other is to discourage wholesale copyright violation by well-meaning but ill-informed contributors. We don't want folks copying stuff in directly from their tattered 1974 Europe on a Shoestring guidebook. We figured that if the formatting was different enough, that would be too much of a hassle to deal with.
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=== I have a section I want to add, but it's not about Eat, Do, See, Sleep, Get in, or any of those. What do I do? ===
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First, make sure it ''really'' doesn't fit in with the templates. [[Wikitravel:Where you can stick it|Where you can stick it]] gives some ideas for where to put different kinds of info. Usually you can fit it in as a sub-section of one of the main sections - such as '''Understand'''.
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If your information really doesn't fit anywhere, discuss it [[Wikitravel talk:Article templates|here]], and give an explanation of what it is for.  If the consensus is that a new section is required, it can be added to the template.
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=== I have an article I want to add, but it's not a city, region, country, or anything else with a template. What do I do? ===
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First of all, make sure that your contribution is really something we want to have on Wikitravel. Check our [[Wikitravel:goals and non-goals|goals and non-goals]] as well as [[Wikitravel:What is an article?|What is an article?]]. But if you're really superabsolutelypositively sure, just start the article without a template.
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=== What's the difference between a small, big and huge city? ===
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Well, it's more a matter of the size of the ''article'' than the size of the ''city''. But you could break it down like this: ''small'' cities are cities that aren't going to have a ton of information on them. We just take some of the most important sections about a city - where to eat, where to sleep, what to see - and put them in the small city's article. ''Big'' cities are cities big enough that we need ''all'' the sections about a city in there. A ''huge'' city is a city that's ''so big'' that we can't fit all the information into one page. So we just get some overarching information and highlights about the city onto the main city page, and then put other info into the pages for the districts in the city. So, there's nothing really rigid about the differences - just different ways of ''writing'' about the cities.
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=== What template should be used for islands? ===
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Firstly, make sure that the island [[Wikitravel:What is an article?|merits an article]]&mdash;we don't create articles for every rock in the sea.
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Which template to use depends on the island. If the island is itself a country, like [[Madagascar]], use the [[Wikitravel:Country article template|country article template]]. If the island contains several cities/towns that each merit an individual article (like [[Maui]]), make it a [[Wikitravel:Region article template|region article]]. If the island is small, and only has one city, or a handful of tiny settlements, don't subdivide it, use a [[Wikitravel:Small city article template|small city article template]]. For example, there's no reason to create a separate article for Spanish Town on [[Virgin Gorda]].
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=== Where do external links or links to other travel information sites go? ===
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See the [[Wikitravel:External links|external links policy]] for details of how external links should be used.
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To avoid [[Wikitravel:Slippery slopes|slippery slopes]] only external links to '''primary sources''' are allowed within the body of Wikitravel articles.  A link to a hotel's official web site is a primary source, but a link to a site that reviews hotels is '''not'''. 
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We used to have an ''External links'' section but, removed it for the following reasons:
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No.
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We realise that this section title confuses many and there is a consensus to change it. However, it has not yet been agreed by IBadmins whether we should change it to ''Go next'' or when and how the change should happen.
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In the section "Get out", we want you to write suggestions about where to '''go next'''; either as the next stop on your travels or where to go next just for a day trip - whether those places already have their own Wikitravel article or not.
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''It is'' not ''intended to be a section about how to find the best transport out of town''!
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Latest revision as of 06:29, 22 July 2018

Not to be confused with Mediawiki templates.

To provide for a more consistent layout for readers of Wikitravel, we use article templates for most destination-style articles. You can use the following templates either to start a new article, or as guidelines for reformatting or adding to existing articles. If you want a rapid way of adding the necessary categories to an article, you should just add the boilerplate template eg. {{subst:smallcity}} to an article, press save and all the categories will appear.

Descriptions of each of the sections in the article templates can be found at Wikitravel:Article templates/Sections.


How to use the templates

There are two main ways these article templates can be useful.

  • For creating new articles: when you're creating a new article, look for the template that most closely fits the subject of your article. For example, if you're making a new article about a region, copy-and-paste the Wiki markup from the region article template, and then start adding in the information that you know. Please make sure you remove the instructions (all italicized text); otherwise, it will be confusing for the next editor.
  • For editing existing articles: if you want to add a new restaurant listing to New York City, you can refer to the huge city article template to see how it's done. Similarly, if someone else has added in a bunch of stuff to an article, and you want to reorganize it, you can refer to the appropriate template to see how we like to have stuff organized.

Note that these templates are not MediaWiki templates. See Wikitravel:using Mediawiki templates.

Mini-FAQ[edit]

Why does every city article have to look (about) the same?[edit]

We think it's great to have simple, logical sections to each destination guide on Wikitravel. This makes it easier for readers to find the info they need on any particular destination. Sure, it cuts down somewhat on contributors' creative license, but the traveller comes first around here. We want travelers to get the info they need as easily as possible.

There are really no hotels or campgrounds in name of small city. Do I still have to have a Sleep section?[edit]

Yes. The following sections are obligatory and should be in every article:

  • Get in
  • Get around
  • See (or See and Do)
  • Eat
  • Sleep

For example, if a town has absolutely no places to sleep, then you should note this in the Sleep section. If you just don't have any information at hand, then leave the section empty, and somebody else will come along to fill it up.

Subsections, on the other hand, can and should be removed if it makes sense to do so. For example, Easter Island doesn't need a By train section under Get in or Get around, because it's a trainless island in the middle of the ocean.

What are all the possible section names that can be in a destination article, and their correct order?[edit]

A destination guide can have the following headings in the following order. Please see the templates above for which ones are best for use for each type of destination.

  • Understand
  • Talk (comes after "Get around" for countries)
  • Get in
  • Fees/permits (parks only)
  • Get around
  • See
  • Do
  • Learn
  • Work
  • Buy
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Sleep
  • Stay safe
  • Stay healthy
  • Respect
  • Contact
  • Cope
  • Get out

Region and country articles can also have the following headings (at the start of the article for regions; after "Understand" for countries):

  • Regions
  • Cities
  • Other destinations

Huge cities (that have been districted) can also have the following heading at the start of the article:

  • Districts

Why do all the sections have such weird names? What about Lodging and Restaurants instead?[edit]

The main reason we do this is because we don't want Wikitravel guides to look just like any existing commercial guides. Why not? Well, first, so Wikitravel looks distinctive. People should see a guide and say, "Hey! See, Do, Eat - this came from Wikitravel! Those guys rock!" The other is to discourage wholesale copyright violation by well-meaning but ill-informed contributors. We don't want folks copying stuff in directly from their tattered 1974 Europe on a Shoestring guidebook. We figured that if the formatting was different enough, that would be too much of a hassle to deal with.

I have a section I want to add, but it's not about Eat, Do, See, Sleep, Get in, or any of those. What do I do?[edit]

First, make sure it really doesn't fit in with the templates. Where you can stick it gives some ideas for where to put different kinds of info. Usually you can fit it in as a sub-section of one of the main sections - such as Understand.

If your information really doesn't fit anywhere, discuss it here, and give an explanation of what it is for. If the consensus is that a new section is required, it can be added to the template.

I have an article I want to add, but it's not a city, region, country, or anything else with a template. What do I do?[edit]

First of all, make sure that your contribution is really something we want to have on Wikitravel. Check our goals and non-goals as well as What is an article?. But if you're really superabsolutelypositively sure, just start the article without a template.

What's the difference between a small, big and huge city?[edit]

Well, it's more a matter of the size of the article than the size of the city. But you could break it down like this: small cities are cities that aren't going to have a ton of information on them. We just take some of the most important sections about a city - where to eat, where to sleep, what to see - and put them in the small city's article. Big cities are cities big enough that we need all the sections about a city in there. A huge city is a city that's so big that we can't fit all the information into one page. So we just get some overarching information and highlights about the city onto the main city page, and then put other info into the pages for the districts in the city. So, there's nothing really rigid about the differences - just different ways of writing about the cities.

What template should be used for islands?[edit]

Firstly, make sure that the island merits an article—we don't create articles for every rock in the sea.

Which template to use depends on the island. If the island is itself a country, like Madagascar, use the country article template. If the island contains several cities/towns that each merit an individual article (like Maui), make it a region article. If the island is small, and only has one city, or a handful of tiny settlements, don't subdivide it, use a small city article template. For example, there's no reason to create a separate article for Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda.

Where do external links or links to other travel information sites go?[edit]

See the external links policy for details of how external links should be used.

To avoid slippery slopes only external links to primary sources are allowed within the body of Wikitravel articles. A link to a hotel's official web site is a primary source, but a link to a site that reviews hotels is not.

We used to have an External links section but, removed it for the following reasons:

  • It was was being abused by spammers and others who didn't read the External links policy.
  • It meant that relevant links to another website got separated from other information in the article.

Is "Get out" the opposite of "Get in"?[edit]

No.

We realise that this section title confuses many and there is a consensus to change it. However, it has not yet been agreed by IBadmins whether we should change it to Go next or when and how the change should happen.

In the section "Get out", we want you to write suggestions about where to go next; either as the next stop on your travels or where to go next just for a day trip - whether those places already have their own Wikitravel article or not.

It is not intended to be a section about how to find the best transport out of town!

See also[edit]