Insight Guides: Thailand

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Insight Guide Thailand is a full-color, inspirational guide to getting the most out of one the world’s most exotic destinations. Lively and accessible History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing past as a cultural melting pot in South East Asia and the religion that has shaped the country today. Thailand’s cultural treasures are explored alongside the breathtaking landscape that attracts so many international visitors. The influences on Thailand’s world-famous cuisine are also investigated ...
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Overview


Insight Guide Thailand is a full-color, inspirational guide to getting the most out of one the world’s most exotic destinations. Lively and accessible History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing past as a cultural melting pot in South East Asia and the religion that has shaped the country today. Thailand’s cultural treasures are explored alongside the breathtaking landscape that attracts so many international visitors. The influences on Thailand’s world-famous cuisine are also investigated alongside tips for sampling the local favorite dishes. To help with planning a trip, the Places chapters cover the entire country in detail, including the frenetic capital, Bangkok, and relaxing Chiang Mai in the North, and also suggest which of Thailand’s beautiful islands and beaches to visit.
 
Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the beauty of the Thai landscape more than any other guide to the country on the market and give a true flavor of Thai life today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips offer an A-Z of practical information and our selective, independent reviews of the best places to stay and eat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050980
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Sixteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 528,584
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION
Top Attractions Thailand
Editor’s Choice Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand
Geography and Landscape
 
FEATURES
Decisive Dates
Early History
Ayutthaya to the 1932 Coup
Contemporary Thailand
People and Culture
A Calendar of Celebrations
Religion
Images of the Buddha
The Performing Arts
Arts and Crafts
Cuisine
Architecture
Temple Art and Architecture
 
PLACES
Introduction
Bangkok and Suburbs Introduction
Bangkok
Bangkok’s Suburbs
Central Thailand Introduction
West of Bangkok
A Feast of Fruits
North of Bangkok
South of Bangkok
Southeast and South Thailand Introduction
Eastern Seaboard
Northern Gulf Coast
Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao
Northern Andaman Coast
Submarine Surprises
Phuket
Krabi, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta
The Deep South
North Thailand Introduction
Chiang Mai
Around Chiang Mai
Chiang Rai and East
Sukhothai and Surroundings
Tak and Mae Hong Son
Hill-Tribe Crafts and Clothing
Northeast Thailand Introduction
Nakhon Ratchasima to Ubon Ratchathani
North to Loei
Along the Mekong River
 
TRAVEL TIPS
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A-Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading
 
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