The Rough Guide to Thailand

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Penguin, Nov 16, 2009 - Travel - 980 pages
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The Rough Guide to Thailand is the most accessible handbook to this beautiful and intriguing country. From Bangkok's vibrant night markets to stunning island beaches, the 24-page, full-color introduction pinpoints all of the country's highlights. There are details of all the best places to stay, eat and drink, to suit every budget, plus "Authors' Picks" to highlight the very best options. There is plenty of expert advice on a range of activities, from trekking and scuba-diving to cookery courses and spa treatments. The guide also takes a detailed look at Thailand's history, culture, religion and wildlife and comes complete with easy-to-read maps for every region.
  

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Contents

Getting there 27
27
Travel via neighbouring countries 34
34
Visas 36
36
Health 38
38
Getting around 41
41
Accommodation 50
50
Food and drink 53
53
Culture and etiquette 58
58
Loy Krathong Festival colour section following p408 ...
409
4 The east coast 427
427
Isaan 489
489
the Gulf coast 561
561
the Andaman coast 643
643
Thai cuisine colour section following p744
745
8 The deep south 767
767
Contexts 791
792

Crime safety and the law 60
60
The media 64
64
Festivals 65
65
Entertainment and sport 67
67
Spas and traditional massage 70
70
Meditation centres and retreats 71
71
Outdoor activities 72
72
Gay and lesbian Thailand 76
76
Travelling with children 78
78
Travel essentials 80
80
Guide 89
90
1 Bangkok 91
91
2 The central plains 211
211
The wat colour section following p216
216
3 The north 309
309
History 793
793
Thai Buddhism 811
811
Art and architecture 817
817
Flora fauna and environmental issues 826
826
Music 835
835
The hill tribes 845
845
Film 851
851
Books 855
855
Language 861
862
Pronunciation 863
863
General words and phrases 864
864
Food and drink 867
867
Glossary 871
871
Small print Index 875
875
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