There's never been a better time to experience Thailand's world-class islands and beaches, pristine sands and crystal clear waters await. Expanded coverage on remote islands; new diving & other activities special chapter; indepth history, culture and food & drink chapters; more than 85 easy to use maps.
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The World's Best Travel Maps - more then 80 detailed maps inside.
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Most helpful customer reviews
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Thailand Islands & Beaches
By K. Brucker
This book is particularly helpful as it contains many detailed maps. As well, the accomodation section is very useful for the traveler who does not have any set plans as it helps to show several different price ranges from budget to high end & includes phone numbers & websites of them frequently.
there are also tips for every type of traveler here in very detailed sections on every province in thailand. although it says islands & beaches there is a very good section on Bangkok city itself which is good as most people start & end up their Thailand vacation there anyway & spend some time in the city.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
It's a great guide. Lots to read about Culture, history, itineraries etc. Mostly in black and white, but also some nice color pictures.
There are lots of maps and also trip suggestions.
Just like al other Lonely planets, you can see where and how much boarding and food (and other entertainment) costs.
It is a pleasure to read now before the trip, but it will be handy during the trip!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Good for the Beaches, not so good for Bangkok
By Needful Toyz LLC
This book had exactly what i was looking for when on holiday at the beaches of Thailand. One thing that would be nice would be some more photos! Its nice when you dont know where you want to go, and you can flip through to see a color picture or two of the areas of interest. LP please add color photos!
As for Bangkok, the info is lacking. The maps are ok, but are missing the smaller streets. Some of the info there is on the main city overview for "places to stay" but then dont have any descriptions for them in the body of the book. Weird. Doesn't seem to follow typical format. I suggest buying the LP Bangkok book instead. I ASSUME it is better and more comprehensive?