Insight Guides: Thailand

Insight Guides: Thailand

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780057262
Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Insight Guides Series , #288
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 543,674
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Best of Thailand 6

The Kingdom of Thailand 19

Geography and Landscape 22

History

Decisive Dales 26

Early History 29

From Ayutthaya to the 1932 Coup 34

Contemporary Thailand 43

Features

People and Culture 50

Religion 61

The Performing Arts 69

Arts and Crafts 75

Cuisine 81

Architecture 88

Insight Photo Features

A Calendar of Celebrations 58

Images of the Buddha 66

Temple Art and Architecture 92

A Feast of Fruits 154

Thailand's Marine Life 220

Hill-Tribe Crafts and Clothing 318

Mini Features

A much-loved Monarchy 44

Thailand's hill tribes 56

Thai literature 72

Culture of rice 87

Waterways 122

Love for sale 132

Full-moon party 202

Chao lay: Thailand's sea gypsy community 214

Khmer legacy 330

Places

Introduction 101

Bangkok and Suburbs 105

Bangkok 109

Bangkok's Suburbs 136

Central Thailand 143

West of Bangkok 145

North of Bangkok 157

South of Bangkok 166

Southeast and South Thailand 171

Eastern Seaboard 173

Northern Gulf Coast 185

Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao 195

Northern Andaman Coast 211

Phuket 223

Krabi, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta 239

The Deep South 255

North Thailand 267

Chiang Mai 269

Around Chiang Mai 279

Chiang Rai and East 289

Sukhothai and Surroundings 301

Tak and Mae Hong Son 311

Northeast Thailand 321

Nakhon Ratchasima to Ubon Ratchathani 323

North to Loel 337

Along the Mekong River 345

Travel Tips Transport

Getting There 352

By Air 352

By Rail 353

By Road 353

Getting Around 353

From Major Airports 353

Domestic Travel 354

City Transport 355

A - Z

Accommodation 358

Addresses 358

Budgeting for Your Trip 359

Business Hours 359

Business Travellers 359

Children 359

Climate 358

Clothing 360

Crime and Security 360

Customs Regulations 360

Disabled Travellers 361

Electricity 361

Embassies and Consulates in Bangkok 361

Entry Requirements 361

Etiquette 361

Festivals 362

Gay and Lesbian Traveller 363

Health and Medical Care 363

Hospitals 363

Internet 364

Left Luggage 364

Lost Property 364

Maps 364

Media 364

Money 365

Photography 365

Postal Services 365

Public Holidays 365

Religious Services 366

Shopping 366

Taxes 366

Telephones 366

Time Zone 366

Tipping 366

Toilets 367

Tourist Offices 367

Websites 367

Weights and Measures 367

Language 368

Further Reading 370

Maps

Thailand 102

Bangkok 106

Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace 111

Bangkok Suburbs 138

Central Thailand 146

Ayutthaya 158

Eastern Seaboard 174

Pattaya 176

Ko Samet 179

Ko Chang 181

Northern Gulf Coast 186

Ko Samui 196

Ko Phangan 204

Ko Tao 207

Northern Andaman Coast 212

Phuket 224

Phuket Town 226

Krabi Province 240

Krabi Benches 242

Ko Phi Phi 245

Kg Lanta Vai 250

The Deep South 256

Chiang Mai 270

Chiang Mai's Outskirts 275

Around Chiang Mai 280

Northern Thailand 290

Northeast Thailand 324

Inside front cover Thailand

Inside back cover Bangkok

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