You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Frommer's holds the key to worry-free travel in this exotic land, with valuable cultural insights, the latest trip-planning advice, detailed maps, and smart tips on language, local customs, and getting around. You'll find honest, in-depth reviews of luxury beach resorts, high-tech business hotels, intimate inns, and simple guest houses and bungalows, all based on recent personal inspections. We'll show you spectacular beaches, waterfalls, floating markets, majestic temples, ancient ruins, national parks, palaces, and traditional villages.
We'll lead you to amazing restaurants, and even take you elephant trekking in the Northern Hills. You'll also rely on us to guide you through the confusing, bustling, but intriguing city of Bangkok (our author, who lived there while writing this guide, knows it intimately, and discovered all sorts of hidden surprises). With Frommer's in hand, you'll experience all the wonder of Thailand!
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF THAILAND. 2 THAILAND IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO THAILAND. 4 IES IN THAILAND. 5 INTRODUCING BANGKOK. 6 WHERE TO STAY & DINE IN BANGKOK. 7 WHAT TO SEE & DO IN BANGKOK. 8 THE EASTERN SEABOARD. 9 SOUTHERN PENINSULA: THE EAST COAST & ISLANDS. 10 SOUTHERN PENINSULA: THE WEST COAST & ISLANDS. 11 CENTRAL THAILAND. 12 EXPLORING NORTHERN THAILAND. 13 CHIANG MAI. 14 TOURING THE NORTHERN HILLS. 15 EXPLORING ISAN: THAILAND'S FRONTIER. 16 FAST FACTS. 17 A LITTLE BIT OF THAI TO HELP YOU GET BY. INDEX.
Ron Emmons taught English in Africa and the Americas before moving to Thailand, where he now works as a freelance writer/photographer. He is the author and photographer of Portrait of Thailand and Walks Along the Thames Path (New Holland, U.K.), as well as the writer of Top Ten Bangkok (Dorling Kindersley, U.K.) and Spiral Guide to the Dominican Republic (Automobile Association, U.K.). Ron has also made major contributions to several other guidebooks, such as the Rough Guide to Vietnam and National Geographic Traveler Vietnam.