Exploring Phuket & Phi Phi: From Tin to Tourism

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Within Books, 2008 - Travel - 257 pages
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"Exploring Phuket & Phi Phi" is a fresh, frank, and colorful look at two of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations. In spite of rising prices and overdevelopment much of this former paradise remains natural and delightful. This guide takes the independent traveler on a tour of the islands' history and natural attractions as well as pointing the way to the best places to stay--from charming huts on secluded beaches to swank villas with infinity pools. Detailed maps, color photos, and an engaging insightful text make this post-tsunami guide an indispensable companion for anyone visiting or thinking of visiting these islands.
- Behind the hype of Thailand's most popular tourist destination
- The history of Phuket: from early European navigators to Chinese tycoons
- Detailed information about the beaches, national parks, temples, and cultural attractions
- Where to enjoy diving, kayaking, and other aquatic activities
- The best of the islands' accommodation and restaurants
- 300 color photos and 20 maps

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About the author (2008)

Oliver Hargreave graduated with a BSc from the London School of Economics, majoring in International Relations. After some years of travel during which he taught in Japan and Thailand, he acquired an MA in Teaching English before working in Saudi Arabia. He returned to Thailand and settled in Chiang Mai in 1990, retiring from teaching professionally to take up photography and writing in 1995. His books include Exploring Chiang Mai: City, Valley & Mountains and Exploring Phuket & Phi Phi: From Tin to Tourism, both published by Odyssey Books & Guides.

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