Frommer's Thailand

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Wiley, Apr 23, 2004 - Travel - 416 pages
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Frommer's holds the key to worry-free travel in this exotic land, with valuable cultural insights, the latest trip-planning advice, detailed maps, and smart tips on language, local customs, and getting around. You'll find honest, in-depth reviews of luxury beach resorts, high-tech business hotels, intimate inns, and simple guest houses and bungalows, all based on recent personal inspections.

We'll show you spectacular beaches, waterfalls, floating markets, majestic temples, ancient ruins, national parks, palaces, and traditional villages. We'll lead you to amazing restaurants, and even take you elephant trekking in the Northern Hills. You'll also rely on us to guide you through the confusing, bustling, but intriguing city of Bangkok (our author, who lived there while writing this guide, knows it intimately, and discovered all sorts of hidden surprises). With Frommer's in hand, you'll experience all the wonder of Thailand!

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About the author (2004)

After completing a Masters in English Literature at the University of Rochester, work as an English teacher in Japan first brought Charles Agar to Asia. The years since have found him in the region whenever possible, practicing Buddhism, teaching and studying language. In addition to writing Frommer's Thailand, Charles is a contributing author to Frommer's Southeast Asia, covering Vietnam, Laos, Bali, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Myanmar. He would like to thank the many people who have helped him, among them: Leisa Tyler, travel writing guru; Annette Monreal for the sympathy on rice; Sharda and Ti for late nights at Larry's; Jay and Pum for the groovy dinners; Andrew for revealing the heart of Chinatown; and Khun Ralph for having Ghandi on DVD. A special thanks to Michael and Anna Deland, Connell McGrath, and his loving parents and family for their help and support.

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