This Thailand travel guide offers a comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of the world's most alluring destinations. The Best of Thailand section provides an overview of Thailand's top sights and helps you to prioritise what to see.
Engaging History and Culture chapters explain the fascinating history of Thailand, and the factors influencing Thai culture and identity - from the establishment of the ancient independent state of Sukhothai, through many dynasties and monarchies, to the current political scene. Thailand's religious traditions, local cuisine and distinctive architecture are fully explored in lively essays that provide the perfect backdrop to any visit.
The Places chapters cover the entire country, detailing the top attractions in frenetic Bangkok and laid-back Chiang Mai, and also suggesting places to visit and things to do on Thailand's stunning beaches and islands, including Phuket and Ko Phangan. Full-colour photographs throughout illustrate the beauty of the Thai landscape and give a true flavour of life in the country today. Detailed maps plot all major sights, and the Travel Tips offer practical travel advice and our independent recommendations for the best places to stay and eat.
About the Author
Howard Richardson is an experienced travel writer based in Bangkok. He has contributed to multiple travel guides to Thailand, including Insight Regional Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands and the previous edition of Insight Guide Thailand.
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Comments about Insight Guides : Thailand:
Very informative book on Thailand.
Beautiful colour photos and easy to read text.
Serves well as a Travel Thailand book and is equally at home as a coffee table book.
I have travelled Thailand extensively, have tried all the well known guides (Including Lonely Planet) and the Insight guide trumps them all.
The only negative is it's larger size, although that's to be expected due to the extensive input, large colour photos and easy to read text.
I love Insight guides.
Series: Insight Guides
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 27th May 2013
Publisher: APA Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 16
Edition Type: Revised