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 in a new ePub format is the most accessible handbook to this beautiful and intriguing country. From Bangkok's vibrant night markets to stunning island beaches, the 24-page 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

Introduction to Thailand
Where to go
When to go
35 things not to miss
Basics
Getting there
Travel via neighbouring countries
Visas
The east coast
Isaan
the Gulf coast Part 1
the Gulf coast Part 2
the Andaman coast Part 1
the Andaman coast Part 2
the Andaman coast Part 3
The deep south

Health
Getting around
Accommodation
Food and drink
Culture and etiquette
Crime safety and the law
The media
Festivals
Entertainment and sport
Spas and traditional massage
Meditation centres and retreats
Outdoor activities
Gay and lesbian Thailand
Travelling with children
Travel essentials
Explore Thailand
Bangkok Part 1
Bangkok Part 2
Bangkok Part 3
The central plains Part 1
The central plains Part 2
The north Part 1
The north Part 2
The north Part 3
Contexts
History
Thai Buddhism
Art and architecture
Flora fauna and environmental issues
Music
The hill tribes
Film
Books
Language
Language
Glossary
More on Thailand
The wat
Loy Krathong Festival
Thai cuisine
Small print
A Rough Guide to Rough Guides
Help us update
Acknowledgements
Readers letters
Publishing information
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information