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Lonely Planet, 2005 - Travel - 808 pages
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the legendary best-selling, longest-running guide to Southeast Asia's most popular destination the only guide to Thailand written for travelers on any budget suggested itineraries include classic routes, tailored trips, off-road excursions and travel with children opinionated and up-to-the-minute coverage of Bangkok's hottest bars, restaurants and shops written by a Bangkok expert Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation to have never been colonised Thaksin Shinawatra became the first Thai Prime Minister to be re-elected when his Thai Rak Thai party was victorious in February 2005. Before taking up politics, he was a police officer, and later a billionaire telecommunications tycoon a Rocket Festival is held in May in the country's north-east, using a volatile mixture of bamboo and gunpowder to convince the sky to send rain for the new rice season

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Review: Thailand (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

User Review  - Johnny Thejen - Goodreads

It's a good idea to have an updated version of Lonley planet to countries you want to visit especially for areas without a lot of backpackers. But for most major places it's easier and better to ask people along the way when you meet them. Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

I used the 2012 edition which is in the new LP format, designed after the buy-out from the BBC. I really like the new format in terms of design, it feels fresh and looks good. I think there are a few ... Read full review

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Cummings began travelling in South-East Asia shortly after finishing university. He is a graduate student of the Thai language and Asian art history.

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