Insight Guide Thailand is a full-color, inspirational guide to getting the most out of one the world’s most exotic destinations. Lively and accessible History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing past as a cultural melting pot in South East Asia and the religion that has shaped the country today. Thailand’s cultural treasures are explored alongside the breathtaking landscape that attracts so many international visitors. The influences on Thailand’s world-famous cuisine are also investigated alongside tips for sampling the local favorite dishes. To help with planning a trip, the Places chapters cover the entire country in detail, including the frenetic capital, Bangkok, and relaxing Chiang Mai in the North, and also suggest which of Thailand’s beautiful islands and beaches to visit.
Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the beauty of the Thai landscape more than any other guide to the country on the market and give a true flavor of Thai life today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips offer an A-Z of practical information and our selective, independent reviews of the best places to stay and eat.
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