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Friday, 3 July 2020

Sumatra, Bangkok to Borneo and Sapa explore with these top Southeast Asia travel guides

Whether you want to sample steaming bowls of pho at street food stalls in Hanoi, stretch out on a perfect swath of white sand on Ko Lipe or dive with sea turtles on the Semporna Archipelago, these top travel guides will inspire you to explore.

Lonely Planet Borneo

Covers Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan, Brunei and more

Lonely Planet Indonesia

Covers Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Papua, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Indonesia, our most comprehensive guide to Indonesia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.


Pocket Bali

Moon Bali & Lombok

The Rough Guide to Myanmar

Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Bagan, Yangon, Mandalay, Hpa-an, Kalaw, Mrauk U, Maylamyine, Naypyitaw, Myeik Archipelago, Dawei.Attractions include: Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Taung Kalat (Mount Popa), Shwe OO Min Cave, Gokteik Viaduct, Ngapali Beach, Inle Lake, Shwedagon Pagoda, Ngwe Saung, Shwezigon Pagoda, Shwesandaw Pagoda.

DK Eyewitness Vietnam

From dramatic mountain landscapes in Sapa to long stretches of pristine, palm-fringed sands on the east coast, Vietnam is strikingly beautiful. And with the country's rich history, delicious cuisine and welcoming cities, there is plenty for visitors to enjoy. This DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Vietnam has to offer.

- colour-coded chapters to every part of Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, the Mekong Delta to Northern Vietnam

Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches

Covers Bangkok, Ko Chang & the Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin & the Upper Gulf, Ko Samui & the Lower Gulf, Phuket & the Andaman Coast

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Visit Havana with the NEW Rough Guide to Cuba

The sound of pounding drums, sweet salsa and blasting reggaeton. The smell of handrolled cigars and the sea breeze wafting off the Malecón.

Rough Guide to Cuba

Classic cars, vintage furniture and antique shopfronts...this is the heart of Cuba. From sensual Havana to pretty beaches and colourful colonial towns, Cuba is intoxicating, still defined by its communist credentials as it marches into the future. Let this fully updated Rough Guide help you discover the best of Cuba.

Whether you plan to visit Havana, drive in an old American car along the Malécon, visit a tobacco plantation or loll on a white-sand beach,The Rough Guide to Cuba will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Cuba Top 10

1. Baracoa's Countryside

2. Jardines Del Rey

3. Trinidad Old Town

4. Museo Presidio Modelo

5. Viñales

6. Villa Clara Northern Cay's

7. Alejandro Robaina Tobacco

8. La Fábrica de Arte Cubano

9. Havana Jazz Festival

10. Hotel Nacional

Southern Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Italian boot’s heel (Puglia), instep (Basilicata) and toe (Calabria) are where southern Italy shows all its throbbing intensity.

Southern Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria

Long stereotyped as the poorer, more passionate cousins of Italy’s sophisticated northerners, these regions are finally being appreciated for their true richness.

- marvel at the contrast between miserable caves and soaring cathedrals in ancient Matera

- maps

- learn to love the ornate excesses of Lecce’s baroque architecture

- transport

- eat the best of Mediterranean cuisine in the Valle d’Itria’s gorgeous hill towns

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Puglia, Bari & Around, Promontorio del Gargano, Isole Tremiti, Valle d’Itria, Salento, Basilicata, Matera, Appennino Lucano, Maratea, Calabria, Northern Tyrrhenian Coast, Cosenza, Parco Nazionale della Sila, Ionian Coast, Parco Nazionale dell’Aspromonte, Reggio Calabria, Southern Tyrrhenian Coast.

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Lonely Planet Italy

The Rough Guide to Italy

Lonely Planet Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast

Lonely Planet Best of Italy

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Explore the colourful Porto riverfront with the NEW Rough Guide to Portugal

The Rough Guide to Portugal (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

With miles of power-soft dunes, cliff-backed coves and perfect surfing waves, in Portugal you're rarely far from a remarkable beach.

The Rough Guide to Portugal

An epic coast is only part of the story, though, as in the green interior, hilltop castles and ancient walled villages await. That's before you've discovered one of Europe's most captivating capitals, the port wine route from Porto and a passion for seafood that sees a festival dedicated to sardines.

Discover Portugal with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to explore the colourful Porto riverfront, visit some of the many medieval houses in the fortified hilltop village of Monsaraz or witness one of the greatest achievements of Portuguese architecture: the Mosteiro da Batalha, The Rough Guide to Portugal will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way.

Portugal Top 10

1. Porto's Riverfront

2. Monsaraz

3. Algarve Beaches

4. Évora

5. Mountain Biking in the Algarve

6. Óbidos

7. Rio Douro Valley

8. Velha Universidade, Coimbra

9. Mosteiro da Batalha

10. Kayaking on the Mondego River