Monday, 24 December 2018

Review: New Lonely Planet Thailand travel guide

Review: New Lonely Planet Thailand travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Thailand travel guide. Friendly and fun-loving, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue, from its glittering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile. Learn to cook authentic Thai dishes in Chiang Mai; rock-climb the limestone karsts (or watch from the sugar-white beaches) of Railay; trek through dense jungle and stay in tree-top bungalows in Kanchanaburi - all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Austin Bush explains why he loves Thailand: "I'm tempted to say that the thing I love most about Thailand is the food. But then I'm reminded of that feeling of freedom when on a motorcycle trip upcountry. And of the sensory overload of a busy morning market or a wild night out in Bangkok. And of encounters with history and culture, the new and the old, at just about every turn. Did I mention the white-sand beaches, jungles, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples? Indeed, the food satisfies, but on second thought Thailand offers so much more."

TOP 10

1. Bangkok.

2. Chiang Mai.
3. Railay.
4. Chiang Rai Province.
5. Ayuthaya.
6. Kanchanaburi.
7. Similan Islands Marine National Park.
8. Pai.
9. Sukhothai Historical Park.
10. Mekong River.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Thailand:

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

- Over 85 maps

- Coverage Includes: Bangkok, Central Thailand, Ko Chang, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, Hua Hin, Southern Gulf, Ko Samui, Lower Gulf, Phuket, Andaman Coast

Curator: Anita Isalska

Writers: Tim Bewer, Celeste Brash, Austin Bush, David Eimer, Damian Harper, Andy Symington

Discover this fascinating country with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand, and begin your journey now!

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