Whether you want to visit Buddhist temples, sample Bangkok’s street food, indulge in a Thai massage, or shop floating markets , the local Fodor’s travel experts in Thailand are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Thailand guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos.
Fodor’s “Essential” guides have been named by Booklist as the Best Travel Guide Series of 2020!
Fodor’s Essential Thailand travel guide includes:
AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 35 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LOCALS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “Best Festivals,” “Best Temples and Ruins,” “Best Snorkeling and Diving Sites,” and more TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more SPECIAL FEATURES on “The Grand Palace,” “Bangkok Street Food,” "Silk-Making in Thailand," and “The Buddha in Thailand,” and "Angkor Wat" LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems THAI LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Ayutthaya, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Cambodia, and Laos, and includes the Ruins of Ayutthaya, Khao Suk National Park, Phanom Rung, the Grand Palace, Angkor Wat, Koh Similan, and more.
Planning on visiting other destinations in Southeast Asia? Check out Fodor’s Vietnam and Fodor's InFocus Singapore.
*Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.
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