Thailand Travel Books and Thai Travel Guides
22 Days in Thailand by Derk Richardson
Abenteuer & Reisen Thailand by Wilfried Hahn
ADAC Reiseführer Thailand by Martina Miethig
ADAC Reisemagazin Thailand
Apa Guides, Thailand by Scott Rutherford
Asia for Younger Readers: Thailand by Jennifer Sharples
Baedeker Allianz Reiseführer, Thailand
Baedeker Bangkok/Book and Giant Fold Out Map
Bahnhof Bangkok by Clemens Weiler
Bangkok (Cities of the World (New York, N.Y.).) by Sylvia McNair (School & Library Binding - September 1999) Reading level: Ages 9-12
Bangkok Handbook by Michael Buckley I recently traveled to Bangkok using Michael Buckley's book as a guide. It was an excellent source for figuring out what to see (from the Grand Palace to Patpong). It also has simple maps that explain how to get where you want to go. The book's specific descriptions help one travel around the city whether by Tuk Tuk, river express boat or city bus. I highly recommend this book. It was the best of any I read on travels in Bangkok.
Bangkok - Mini Rough Guide by Paul Gray
Bangkok / Südthailand. DuMont Video - Reiseführer by Josef Kirchmayer (videotape)
Bangkok (Thai Guides Series) by John Hoskin
Bangkok und Südthailand by Rainer Krack
Bangkok und Umgebung by Rainer Krack
Berlitz Pocket Guides: Thailand
Berlitz Thailand by Ben Davies
Bildatlas Spezial. Thailand
Blue Guide Thailand (Blue Guide) by Gavin Pattison, John Villiers (Contributor) (Paperback - May 1997)
The Book of Chiang Mai by Henry T. Coulter
Cliptours Thailand - Der Reiseplaner (CD-ROM)
Compact Minireiseführer Bangkok von A-Z by Veerayoot Sattrasai
Cultural Sites of Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia by Jacques Dumarcay
The Dive Sites of Thailand (Serial) by Paul Lees For the diver or tourist who is contemplating a visit to Thailand's reefs this book is an absolute gem. Ideal for divers and snorkellers of all standards, it is well presented and extremely informative. The number and quality of the sites reviewed is very good and it must be noted that the information concerning other divers needs ie. accomodation, equipment hire, dive companies, photography and medical arrangements is equally commendable. A reference book that I can guarantee will be well thumbed for a good few years.
Diving in Thailand by Collin Piprell, Ashley Boyd (Paperback - November 1994)
Southeast Asia : A Guide to the Best Dive Sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the
Philippines and Thailand (Periplus Action Guides)
by Fiona Nichols,
et al (Paperback - June 1999) Good general guide to top dive spots, December 5, 1999
Essential Thailand (The Essential Travel Guide) by Christine Osborne (Paperback - April 1994)
Exciting Thailand (Exciting Asia Series) by Jerry Hopkins (Paperback - February 2000)Book Description
The major attractions of Thailand are brought to you here in a stunning photographic journey that explores the great diversity of the country, from Bangkok to quiet mountain retreats to sunny holiday isles. Exciting Thailand includes maps of important areas and information about Thai religions, cuisine, arts and Craftss, and more.
Eyewitness Travel Guides: Thailand by Philip Cornwel-Smith (Editor), Deni Bown (Paperback - November 1997)
This colorful and thoughtfully arranged guide provides easy access to Thai history and culture, religion and politics, music, sports, and festivals. From Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Phuket to Ko Samui, the many pleasures, diversions, sites, and activities are detailed in a conveniently usable format. Orchid parks and elephant training centers, wats and Buddhas, beaches, treks, museums, and rainforests--it's all there to peruse and choose. With lists of hotels and restaurants, information on shopping, whitewater rafting, golf, diving, Thai massage, and lots of maps and pictures, Dorling-Kindersley has put together a guide that's both practical and beautiful.
Faszination ferne Länder : Thailand by Gerald Cubitt
Fielding's Asia's Top Dive Sites : The Best Diving in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand by Kal Muller (Editor), Fiona Nichols, Heneage Mitchell, John Williams, Kathy Knoles
Fielding's Guide to Thailand: Including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar by Wink Dulles (Paperback - October 1996)
Fodor's Exploring Thailand (3rd Ed) by Martin Clutterbuck, Dick Wilson, Tim Locke This book is loaded with photos, essays on culture and history, descriptions of sights, and practical information. Full-color photos make this a great guide to buy if you're still planning your itinerary (let the photos help you choose!) and it's a perfect companion to a general guidebook.
Footprint Thailand Handbook: The Travel Guide by Joshua Eliot, et al (Paperback - October 1999)Synopsis
Get off the usual routes with the help of this travel handbook. Joshua Eliot, a regular visitor to Thailand, also includes useful words and phrases. 140 maps. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
author, Joshua Eliot , February 9, 2000
Frommer's Thailand (Frommer's Thailand, 4th Ed) by Jennifer Eveland, John Bozman. Frommer's Thailand is a great guidebook. It is broken down into very helpful sections such as "The Best of Thailand", "What to See and Do" "Where to Stay and Dine" and "Getting There". Jennifer Eveland did a great job writing "Thailand: In Depth". The weight of the book is of perfect weight for carrying around Bangkok and is printed on thick, quality paper. Best of all, the prices are listed for everything! I think that is great because not only do you get only their best recomendations, but you always get the most for your money no matter what your budget. If I found out any of my friends were going to Thailand, I would definately give them my copy of this guide.
Globetrotter Phuket and Southern Thailand : Travel Map by New Holland Ltd (Editor) (Paperback - August 2000)
Travel Pack Thailand
Hildebrands Urlaubsführer, Bd.28, Thailand by Dieter Rumpf
Insight Compact Guides Thailand (Insight Compact Guides) (Paperback - January 1998)
Insight Guide Thailand (Serial) (Paperback - November 2000)Book Description
One of over 400 titles in the Insight series,
Insight Guide Thailand. This 398-page book includes a section detailing Thailand's history, 8 features covering aspects of the country's life and culture, ranging from the dwindling numbers of hill tribes to the tasty and aesthetically pleasing cuisine, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus many superb photographs and 18 maps.
Insight Map Thailand : Fleximap Plus Travel Information (Insight Map Series) (Paperback - April 1999)
Insight Pocket Guide Thailand by Steve Van Beek (Paperback - January 1998)Book Description
One of over 400 titles in the Insight series,
Insight Guide Thailand. This 398-page book includes a section detailing Thailand's history, 8 features covering aspects of the country's life and culture, ranging from the dwindling numbers of hill tribes to the tasty and aesthetically pleasing cuisine, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus many superb photographs and 18 maps. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Jenseits des Ozeans by Beat Knüsel
Knaurs Kulturführer Thailand by Ilona Esche-Pansegrau
Samui and Southern Thailand Globetrotter Travel Map
Koh Samui and Environs : Thailand's Tropical Haven (2nd Ed) by Daniel P. Reid, Alberto Cassio, Dan Reid The book is very accurate and a great guide to the islands, I recommend it to all first time visitors- don't forget to visit the ragga club on the east side, the owner also has great living accomadations on the ocean for the tourist.
Land & Leute Thailand by Rainer Bolik
Leben und Arbeiten in Thailand
Lebensraum Thailand by Wolf Donner
Planet Bangkok (4th Ed)
by Joe Cummings
(Paperback - June 1999)
Nuts & Bolts:
Reviewer: darpo1 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Planet Diving & Snorkeling Thailand (Diving & Snorkeling)
Strickland, John Williams (Paperback - November 2000)
Lonely Planet Thailand (8th Ed) by Joe Cummings (Paperback - August 1999)Book Description
Smell, taste and touch Thailand's diversity with the help of this award-winning guide. Immerse yourself in the frenetic pace of Bangkok or explore provincial Thailand's limestone cliffs and hidden lagoons, lush highland forests and ancient ruins.
Features: completely updated with 150 easy-to-read maps; hundreds of places to stay for all budgets, from beach-side bungalows to palatial suites; comprehensive guide to Thai cuisine; user-friendly Thai language chapter, plus Thai script; and special...
a guide for ALL of Thailand,
December 2, 1999
Cummings' book is directed to a different audience. For those who do not wish to read about the political or social problems involved with certain kinds of (shall I say "predatory"?) tourism, there are other guides to Thailand. But for those who have traveled to Thailand and elsewhere before with Lonely Planet guide in hand and have appreciated the careful attention these book pay to parts of the country and aspects of the culture that might otherwise be missed, we can rejoice that Cummings has spent many, many pages turning our eyes toward the beautiful yet neglected or underappreciated parts of Thailand, all the while reminding us of the potential for abuse that is may be latent in even the gentlest of tourists.
Cummings book is simply not designed for the tourist who deplanes in Bangkok already drooling after the "delights" available in some neon-illuminated corners of this otherwise beautiful, hospitable country filled with many, many thoughtful, kind, and decent people. Those tourists who would dismiss Cummings' commentary generally don't need a guidebook anyway. For them, everything they want out of Thailand will be offered in all its sleazy glory as soon as the touts see the glint in their eyes and their tongues hanging out.
The third copy I have purchased of Cummings' thoughtful book will be in my hand this January when I get to Thailand. Previous editions have guided me and my family on the most memorable (and inexpensive) trips we have ever taken. This book makes it possible to enjoy Thailand with a fullness and richness that other guides can't match.
Lonely Planet Thailand Pack (Paperback - 2000)
Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches (Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches, 2nd Ed) by Joe Cummings (Paperback - February 2000)
Features: 68 easy-to-read maps; special colour section on marine life; hundreds of accommodation options from budget beach huts to luxurious resorts; insider's advice on where to sample the mouth-watering local cuisine; invaluable language chapter with Thai script
Best guidebook for beaching in Thailand, December 4, 1998
Planet World Food Thailand (World Food Guides) by
Joe Cummings (Paperback - March 2000)
A Bestseller on Thai Food,
April 14, 2000
Marco Polo, Thailand by Karl H. Buschmann
Maverick Guide to Thailand (3rd Ed) by Len Rutledge (Paperback - December 1997) Full of festivals, daily music, drama, literary events, and some of the finest restaurants in the world, modern Thailand accommodates five million annual visitors with ease. Rutledge tells how to get there, describes the land and life of the people, and includes details on hotels, dining, sightseeing, tours, sports, shopping, and entertainment.
Merian Thailand by Thomas Barkemeier
Mini Rough Guide Bankok (Bangkok (Mini Rough Guide)) by Paul Gray,
Lucy Ridout (Paperback - May 1999)
Bangkok in Your Pocket, June 15, 2000 Reviewer: A reader from Issaquah, WA This past Xmas, we had only 3 days to spend in Bangkok. We brought this book, the Lonely Planet Bangkok city map, and Emily Warn's Expedia article on Bangkok -- all of which fit into one jacket pocket, if you fold the map in half. (Compactness is key when you're traveling by tuktuk, bus, and riverboat.) Thus armed, we were able to efficiently cover the main sights without exhausting ourselves too much. (Best places to slow down & relax: the Dusit Zoo and the massage school at Wat Po. Especially the massage school. $5 US for a 1-hour traditional Thai massage -- clothes on, suitable for all ages -- and you'll feel like a new man, woman, or child. Mmm! :-) )
Moon Handbooks: Bangkok (3rd Ed.) by Carl Parkes (Paperback)
From a Bangkok expatriate, May 16, 2000 Reviewer: Kevin Cullen from California - I first picked up the initial edition of Bangkok Handbook in 1992. As I worked in Bangkok for 7 years in the 1980s and I was a bit curious as to how deep this guide would go. While most guide books cover all the basic sights and things to do they often fall short in really getting under the surface. This book did indeed have things to teach me. I ended up taking some of the walking tours myself and used the map of the river stops extensively.
I like my guides to give my some good historical and cultural information in a concise but insightful manner. Take Thai temples. First time visitors are typically struck by their stunning beauty. But what do all the architectural forms mean? What aspects of Buddhism are contained within their design? You could read whole volumes on this at your local university. The Handbook, however has a two page spread that will get you up to speed fast with an understanding of the basic terminology and historical usage. To my mind this is what separates the Handbook from the more popular Lonely Planet travel survival guides. These "backpacker bibles" may be very good at where to get the cheapest rooms and meals, but really fall short on what you are really seeing while you are there.
Bangkok is both heaven and hell. It's city of fabulous restaurants, fantastic shopping, pristine temples and frantic sex. It's polluted, noisy, smelly, ill-planned and hot, hot, hot. And It's traffic is world famous. We used to joke that you could do anything you wanted in Bangkok; you just couldn't get there. (Over the last few years with the advent of many new tollways and since Dec. 99 the overhead trains this has really abated.)
I've used Parkes book a lot - along with my reprint of the "1928 Guide to Bangkok" which is great for my historical expeditions. And I have found myself in Thailand every year since I've left in 1990.
Nelles Guide to Thailand (Nelles Guides) by Nelles, et al (Paperback - March 2000)
Road's Thailand by Louis Bechtel
(Paperback - April 2000) A CATALOGUE of information
for the MODERATE budget trip.,
The first thing you notice about this book is the extensive contact information for every single hotel and restaurant listed, and there are lots of them in every location reported. All guidebooks on Thailand cover Bangkok according to the sections of the city. This book adds a section that other books do not have:"Near the Airport," for those jaundiced travelers who wish to "skip Bangkok" other than using the airport.
Lou is frequently engaged to review hotels and cover trade fairs in Asia, so he knows what he is looking for and expecting, both in service and cost. As a travel journalist, he often gets the VIP treatment, but he thinks you should not pay more than necessary to have a good time. Often he just tells the reader, "This is what you should do."
You can read other books on Thailand with all the glossy pictures, to decide where you want to go. Once you have an idea what you would like to do and where you would like to go, this is the book to plan your itinerary.
Passport's Illustrated Guide to Thailand (Passport's Illustrated Guides) by Ben Davies (Paperback - May 2000)
Das Phuket Handbuch
Phuket und Ko Samui. Trauminseln im Süden Thailands by Rainer Bolik
Phuket und Umgebung by Rainer Krack
Polyglott Reiseführer, Südthailand, Phuket
Preiswert reisen - Thailand by Kurt Singer
Reise durch Thailand by Steve Van Beek
Reisegast in Thailand by Alice Aarau
Reise-Handbuch Thailand by Ulrich Quack
Südostasien. Durch Thailand, Malaysia und Indonesien by Kay Maeritz
Südthailand Handbuch by Joe Cummings
Südthailand mit Stopover Bangkok selbst entdecken by Michael Möbius
Suntree Guides Thailand by Keith Mundy
Thai Tourism by Erik Cohen
Thailand by Sabine Berger
Thailand by Rainer Bolik
Thailand by Gerald Cubitt
Thailand by David de Voss
Thailand by Wolf Donner
Thailand by Peter Gabler
Thailand by Roland Gohl
Thailand by Anita Rolf
Thailand by Johannes Schultz-Tesmar
Thailand by Julia Wilkinson
Thailand (a volume in the Insight Guides series) ed. Hans Hoefer: 1983 (5th ed.: 1st 1977), Apa Productions (Hong Kong) Ltd, 342pp.
Thailand - A View from Above
Thailand - Burma - Vietnam - Kambodscha & Laos
Thailand Colibri by Friedrich Hellmich
Thailand - Der Süden by R.Doring
Thailand - Geographie, Geschichte, Kultur, Religion by Jürgen Hohnholz (Hrsg.)
Thailand Handbook (2nd Ed) by Carl Parkes From one that has travelled throughout the Kingdom over the past decade; this new kid on the block handbook is the most deeply researched and detailed look at the magic kingdom of several other guides previously used. The historical background, and articulate area descriptions are unrivaled. The Thailand Handbook is the essential travel document for the moderate income traveller who actually enjoys getting out among the people of Thailand, and off dreadful Khao San Rd. I strongly recommend this book to anyone on a budget of over 40 dollars a day in Thailand. If not, one should really go with one of the other "backpack" guides. The LP guide usually has a more extensive selection of low cost accomodations and cheap food in the high concentration seedier tourist areas. Above all, just get out there and enjoy the real Thailand as it's described in Parkes book.
Thailand-Handbuch by Rainer Krack
Thailand, Hongkong und Macao by Philippe Glaguen
Thailand interaktiv by Karsten Noack (CD-ROM)
Thailand Merian Live by Thomas Barkemeier
Thailand ohne Tempel by Wolf Donner
Thailand - Pattaya /Phuket /Samui
Thailand. Polyglott Reiseführer by Rainer Scholz
Thailand Reise- Handbuch by Wolfram Leinen
Thailand. Richtig Reisen by Renate Loose
Thailand sehen und erleben by Jochen Müssig
Thailand selbst entdecken by Michael Möbius
Das Thailand Starterbuch
Thailand: Tauch- und Strandführer by Klaus Becker
Thailand - Tauchen und Reisen by Paul Lees
Thailand Travel Handbuch by R.Doring
Thailand : Trip Planner & Guide (1st Ed) by Julia Wilkinson (Paperback - March 1996)
This Is Thailand by Hoskin John
Thomas Cook Reiseführer, Thailand
Travelers Tales Thailand Edited by James O'Reilly & Larry Habegger Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award - Best Travel BookI found it entertaining, thought-provoking, and instructive, even though it's classed as a guide book, which it surely is not: recommended by - Roy Waddell
Vis a Vis, Thailand
Viva Guide Thailand by Martin Clutterbuck
Walk &Talk Thailand by Martin Struschka
Wild Thailand by Gerald S. Cubitt
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