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22 Days in Thailand by Derk Richardson

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Abenteuer & Reisen Thailand by Wilfried Hahn

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ADAC Reiseführer Thailand by Martina Miethig

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ADAC Reisemagazin Thailand

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Apa Guides, Thailand by Scott Rutherford

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Asia for Younger Readers: Thailand  by Jennifer Sharples (Paperback)

Book Description
This book presents interesting and unique information on Thai customs, Thai history and the rich Thai culture. It provides an insight into the Thai people, Thai architecture and Thai festivals, in a simple written style that can be easily understood. Discover Thailand and immerse yourself in the exotic nature and mysteries of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Land of Smiles. Full color, illustrated by pictures of Thailand drawn by Thai students. A great book for children (and adults) all around the world who want to get to know this exotic country, Thailand. Contents are well illustrated by pictures of Thailand.

Asia for Younger Readers: Thailand by Jennifer Sharples

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About the Author
Jennifer Sharples has been a resident of Thailand for fourteen years. A well known professional journalist, she is the author of several books about  including International Schools in Thailand: The Complete Guide, Cooking with Thai Fruit.

Asia for Younger Readers: Thailand by Jennifer Sharples

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Baedeker Allianz Reiseführer, Thailand

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Baedeker Bangkok/Book and Giant Fold Out Map

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Bahnhof Bangkok by Clemens Weiler

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Bangkok (Cities of the World (New York, N.Y.).) by Sylvia McNair (School & Library Binding - September 1999) Reading level: Ages 9-12

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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.

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Bangkok - Mini Rough Guide by Paul Gray

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Bangkok / Südthailand. DuMont Video - Reiseführer by Josef Kirchmayer (videotape)

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Bangkok (Thai Guides Series) by John Hoskin

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Bangkok und Südthailand by Rainer Krack

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Bangkok und Umgebung by Rainer Krack

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Berlitz Pocket Guides: Thailand

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Berlitz Thailand by Ben Davies

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Bildatlas Spezial. Thailand

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Blue Guide Thailand (Blue Guide) by Gavin Pattison, John Villiers (Contributor) (Paperback - May 1997)

Book Description
This new Blue Guide will prove indispensable in helping the visitor to discover Thailand's rich culture. It provides detailed coverage of the art and architecture of the whole country, taking the traveler from the famous monuments and museums of Bangkok and Chiang Mai to small village temples and the major Khmer ruins of the northeast. The forests and mountains of the north, the beautiful islands of the south, and the national parks are thoroughly explored.

Synopsis
Indispensable for helping the visitor discover Thailand's rich culture, this Blue Guide provides detailed coverage of the art and architecture of the whole country from the famous monuments and museums of Bangkok and Chiang Mai to small village temples and the Khmer ruins of the northeast. Drawings, maps & plans.

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The Book of Chiang Mai by Henry T. Coulter

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Cliptours Thailand - Der Reiseplaner (CD-ROM)

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Compact Minireiseführer Bangkok von A-Z by Veerayoot Sattrasai 

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Cultural Sites of Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia by Jacques Dumarcay

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Discover Thailand 

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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.

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Diving in Thailand by Collin Piprell, Ashley Boyd (Paperback - November 1994)

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Diving 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
Reviewer: Peter Enticknap from Alaska
E-mail links, contacts, maps and description of each site plus how to get there and when to go all very helpful

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Essential Thailand (The Essential Travel Guide) by Christine Osborne (Paperback - April 1994)

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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.

About the Author
Jerry Hopkins is a freelance writer living in Bangkok. He is the author of the best-selling books No One Here Gets Out Alive and The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison.

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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.

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Faszination ferne Länder : Thailand by Gerald Cubitt 

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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 

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Fielding's Guide to Thailand: Including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar by Wink Dulles (Paperback - October 1996)

Synopsis
Adventurer-journalist Wink Dulles' new volume covers four of the most mysterious and beautiful places on Earth--Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar--revealing the secrets and splendors of this unknown territory. 76 photos. 21 maps

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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.

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Fodor's Thailand (6th Edition)  (Fodor's Gold Guides) by Conrad L. Paulus. A guide to the area, with palaces, museums, Buddhist wats, and Khmer ruins in Bangkok and the north, floating markets, night bazaars, and craft centers for leather and silk, antiques and amulets, silver and celadon, top spots for Thai boxing, classical dance, pubs, bars, and discos Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Luxury towers, distinctive resorts, simple guesthouses, elegant restaurants and garden cafés, canteens, and watering holes for hot Thai fare and western food Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands. All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 15 pages of maps--and dozens of unique features Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; What's Where; Pleasures & Pastimes; don't-miss activities; festivals; background essays; complete index; and more!

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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.

The author, Joshua Eliot , February 9, 2000
Writing a guidebook's no picnic
You probably don't think so, but writing a guidebook is hard work. The four hundred and fifty-fourth toilet looks very much like the four hundred and fifty-fifth. What can one say about a guesthouse which seems identical to the one just down the road? We try, as that car hire firm used to tell its customers, but doubtless sometimes get it wrong. One person's Ritz is another person's Gulag and, after all, writing a guidebook is an art, not a science. But we think (of course!) that we've got it..

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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.

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Geo Saison Thailand 

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Globetrotter Phuket and Southern Thailand : Travel Map by New Holland Ltd (Editor) (Paperback - August 2000)

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Globetrotter Travel Pack Thailand  
(Paperback - June 1999)
Book Description
All the information you need on a destination in one handy pack. This exciting new addition to the Globetrotter range offers exceptional value for money by combining Guide and Map in a pocket-sized, plastic wallet. Each pack contains the relevant Globetrotter Travel Guide and a full-size Travel Map folded to fit the wallet

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Hildebrands Urlaubsführer, Bd.28, Thailand by Dieter Rumpf

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Insight Compact Guides Thailand (Insight Compact Guides)  (Paperback - January 1998)

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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.

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Insight Map Thailand : Fleximap Plus Travel Information (Insight Map Series)  (Paperback - April 1999)

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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.

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Jenseits des Ozeans by Beat Knüsel

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Knaurs Kulturführer Thailand by Ilona Esche-Pansegrau

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Ko Samui and Southern Thailand Globetrotter Travel Map  
(Paperback - August 1997)

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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.

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Kulturschock Thailand by Rainer Krack

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Land & Leute Thailand by Rainer Bolik 

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Leben und Arbeiten in Thailand

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Lebensraum Thailand by Wolf Donner 

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Lonely Planet Bangkok (4th Ed) by Joe Cummings (Paperback - June 1999)
The publisher, Lonely Planet Publications , December 5, 1997
Invaluable information and insider tips
Lonely Planet's newly revised Bangkok city guide helps you discover the city behind the legend. Unlike many cities, the longer you stay in Bangkok, the more exotic it becomes.

Nuts & Bolts:
• 11 detailed color maps
• nightlife, walking tours, river and canal boat trips
• hundreds of accommodation listings for every budget
• eating guide, including night market noodles and high-end cuisine
• shopping suggestions and bargaining tips
• language section, including Thai script and

Reviewer: darpo1 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Having traveled with various guide books, nothing so far beats the Lonely Planet guide books. But you must keep in mind as a user - all recommendations are merely recommendations. Investigate comments, take in the facts. (However, the comments are usually funny and helpful anyway). The cultural background information, history, and other side notes help make the difference to buy Lonely Planet instead of the others. Joe Cummins' LP books on Thailand and Bangkok & the phrasebook were superb. I liked his insight. LP helps you be a traveler, not just a tourist. (Other LP books used: Israel, Turkey, Greece, Western Europe, Baltics, Asia, Hong Kong. They've all been worth their weight and size). If you can take your own luggage off the baggage carousel, you must use Lonely Planet.

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Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Thailand (Diving & Snorkeling) by Mark Strickland, John Williams (Paperback - November 2000)
Lonely Planet’s new "Diving & Snorkeling Thailand" is the most up-to-date underwater guide, covering Thailand from the Andaman Sea in the west, to the Gulf of Thailand in the southeast. This book documents and maps more than 75 of the best, and not so well known, dive sites accessed from Thailand. Filled with brilliant photographs, it offers information about the climate, language and culture, as well as how to dive responsibly. There is also a special marine life section which includes commonly...

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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
Reviewer: A reader from USA
This guide--like previous Lonely Planet guides to Thailand--offers the full range of Thailand to the potential tourist. Indeed the famous R&R resort city of Pattaya receives only 12 pages, but the fact that one-third of visitors to Thailand go there anyway means that the glitzy notoriety of Pattaya's "entertainments" are probably already well-known enough abroad.

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.

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Lonely Planet Thailand Pack  (Paperback - 2000)

Book Description
: The Lonely Planet Thailand Pack includes everything you need to plan the perfect trip: the Thailand guidebook, World Food Thailand, Thai phrasebook and Bangkok City Map. Immerse yourself in the frenetic pace of Bangkok or explore provincial Thailand's limestone cliffs and hidden lagoons, lush highland forests and ancient ruins.

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Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches (Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches, 2nd Ed) by Joe Cummings (Paperback - February 2000)

Book Description
Whether you're seeking deserted beaches, wild nightlife or the best dive sites, this is the essential guide to Thailand's enchanting coastal regions.

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
Reviewer: A reader from North Pole , Alaska Just like its siblings this lonely planet book saved me over 100 times its cover price for my vacation. It does include an abbreviated Bangkok section as well as thorough, encyclopedic information about coastal Thailand. If you wish to plan a beach vacation in Thailand this is the best book you can buy. While it lacks unnecessary glossy photos a la Conde Nast, it is chock full of useful advice. My 1/2 star deduction is because I wish the authors would emphasize how incomplete your vacation will be if you eat every meal in the resort restaurants, and shop only in gift shops. That is a minor complaint, and I simply will not travel without a relevant lonely planet in my carry on bag.

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Lonely Planet Thailand Travel Atlas (Lonely Planet Travel Atlas) by Joe Cummings. Lonely Planet Travel Atlas Thailand is a comprehensive collection of maps intended as a companion to the Thailand guidebook. Each map was road-tested to ensure its accuracy; in addition to the maps, there's a comprehensive index at the back to make finding locations even easier, plus some general information about Thailand's system of highways, buses, and trains as well as two other popular forms of travel in Southeast Asia: bicycles and boats. So if you're heading to Thailand, be sure to pack both Lonely Planet Thailand and its companion, Travel Atlas.

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Lonely Planet World Food Thailand (World Food Guides)  by Joe Cummings (Paperback - March 2000)
If you've already been to Thailand, you may doubt that any book, even a Lonely Planet guide, could do justice to the bounty of wonderful food to be found there. With recipes for favorite dishes, mouthwatering photos, and excellent commentary, World Food Thailand will make a believer out of you. You'll learn basic phrases (for instance, if you want something hot and spicy, simply say: "châwp phèt"), the names of every delicious edible item seen at the market, and how to read menus

A Bestseller on Thai Food, April 14, 2000
Reviewer: Richard Barrow  from Paknam.Com - Thailand
I thought I was an expert on Thai food as I have been living in Thailand for 6 years. However, Joe's easy to read book taught me many a new thing. This is not your average cook book. It is really a cross between a travel guide and a recipe book with a sprinkling of cultural information. I would say that it is the definitive book on eating Thai food - whether that be in Thailand or abroad. Highly recommended for anyone who has visited Thailand and has fallen in love with the food or the armchair traveler who is eating Thai food at home.

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Marco Polo, Bangkok by Barbara Wilde

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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.

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Merian Thailand by Thomas Barkemeier

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Michelin In Your Pocket Thailand, 1e (In Your Pocket)
(Paperback)

Book Description
Perfect for weekend getaways, each In Your Pocket guidebook is divided into four sections. The Background sets the stage with information on region's history, culture and geography. The Exploring section details "must see" sights, classified according to Michelin's renowned star-rating system. A helpful calendar of holidays, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife suggestions as well as important hotel and restaurant information is described in Enjoying Your Visit. 

Synopsis
An indispensable guide to the natural and cultural attractions of Thailand. Informative essays in the Introduction presents background information on the country, its history and artistic trends, its language and distinctive cultures, and its culinary traditions. Two summary maps show the principal sights. Includes more than 150 color photos and over 30 detailed maps.

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Michelin THE GREEN GUIDE Thailand, 1e (THE GREEN GUIDE)  

Book Description
This title in the acclaimed Michelin Green Guide series is your indispensable guide to the natural and cultural attractions of Thailand: busting Bangkok, spectacular northern mountains, tropical beaches and islands in the south, fertile rice-growing Chao Phraya basin and rural traditions of the Khorat plateau complemented by the glorious artistic heritage of the ancient capitals of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, and magnificent Khmer stone castles. The Buddhist tradition permeates all aspects of life

Synopsis
An indispensable guide to the natural and cultural attractions of Thailand. Informative essays in the Introduction presents background information on the country, its history and artistic trends, its language and distinctive cultures, and its culinary traditions. Two summary maps show the principal sights. Includes more than 150 color photos and over 30 detailed maps.

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The Mini Rough Guide Bankok (Bangkok (Mini Rough Guide)) by Paul Gray, Lucy Ridout (Paperback - May 1999)
Book Description
The headlong pace and flawed modernity of Bangkok match few people's visions of the capital of exotic Siam. Spiked with scores of high-rise buildings of concrete and glass, it's a vast flatness which holds a population of at least seven million, and feels even bigger. But under the shadow of the skyscrapers you'll find a heady mix of chaos and refinement, of frenetic markets and hushed golden temples, of early-morning almsgiving ceremonies and ultra hip designer boutiques

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! :-) )

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Moon Handbooks: Bangkok (3rd Ed.) by Carl Parkes (Paperback)

Book Description
Offering the same exacting coverage found in Carl Parkes's Thailand Handbook, Bangkok Handbook reveals the secrets of the glittering temples and dazzling museums in this teeming metropolis. Parkes recommends riverside dining at the Oriental Hotel, proposes lodging at the rarely visited historic Royal Hotel, and suggests merriment at the nonstop nightclubs of Nana Entertainment Complex. Budget backpackers and luxury travelers alike will appreciate this thorough guide.

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.

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Nelles Guide to Thailand (Nelles Guides) by Nelles, et al (Paperback - March 2000)

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Open Road's Thailand by Louis Bechtel (Paperback - April 2000) A CATALOGUE of information for the MODERATE budget trip., 
The most currently popular travel books for Thailand are written with backpackers in mind, those who are trying to stretch the baht until it groans. Lou Bechtel's Guide is more for the typical vacationer with a moderate budget, especially for those who are taking their families with them.

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.

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Passport's Illustrated Guide to Thailand (Passport's Illustrated Guides)  by Ben Davies (Paperback - May 2000)

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Das Phuket Handbuch 

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Phuket und Ko Samui. Trauminseln im Süden Thailands by Rainer Bolik 

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Phuket und Umgebung by Rainer Krack 

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Polyglott Reiseführer, Südthailand, Phuket

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Preiswert reisen - Thailand by Kurt Singer

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Reise durch Thailand by Steve Van Beek

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Reisegast in Thailand by Alice Aarau

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Reise-Handbuch Thailand by Ulrich Quack

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Südostasien. Durch Thailand, Malaysia und Indonesien by Kay Maeritz 

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Südthailand Handbuch by Joe Cummings 

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Südthailand mit Stopover Bangkok selbst entdecken by Michael Möbius 

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Suntree Guides Thailand by Keith Mundy 

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Thai Tourism by Erik Cohen

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Thailand by Wolfhart Berg 

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Thailand by Sabine Berger 

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Thailand by Rainer Bolik 

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Thailand by Gerald Cubitt

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Thailand by David de Voss

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Thailand by Wolf Donner

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Thailand by Peter Gabler 

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Thailand by Roland Gohl

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Thailand by Anita Rolf 

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Thailand by Johannes Schultz-Tesmar

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Thailand by Julia Wilkinson

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Thailand (a volume in the Insight Guides series) ed. Hans Hoefer: 1983 (5th ed.: 1st 1977), Apa Productions (Hong Kong) Ltd, 342pp.

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Thailand - A View from Above

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Thailand - Burma - Vietnam - Kambodscha & Laos

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Thailand Colibri by Friedrich Hellmich

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Thailand - Der Süden by R.Doring 

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Thailand - Geographie, Geschichte, Kultur, Religion by Jürgen Hohnholz (Hrsg.)

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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.

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Thailand-Handbuch by Rainer Krack

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Thailand, Hongkong und Macao by Philippe Glaguen

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Thailand interaktiv by Karsten Noack (CD-ROM)

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Thailand Merian Live by Thomas Barkemeier

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Thailand ohne Tempel by Wolf Donner 

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Thailand - Pattaya /Phuket /Samui 

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Thailand. Polyglott Reiseführer by Rainer Scholz

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Thailand Reise- Handbuch by Wolfram Leinen

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Thailand Reisehandbuch 

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Thailand. Richtig Reisen by Renate Loose

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Thailand sehen und erleben by Jochen Müssig

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Thailand selbst entdecken by Michael Möbius

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Das Thailand Starterbuch

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Thailand: Tauch- und Strandführer by Klaus Becker

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Thailand - Tauchen und Reisen by Paul Lees 

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Thailand Travel Handbuch by R.Doring

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Thailand : Trip Planner & Guide (1st Ed) by Julia Wilkinson (Paperback - March 1996)

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This Is Thailand  by Hoskin John 

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Thomas Cook Reiseführer, Thailand 

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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

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Vis a Vis, Thailand

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Viva Guide Thailand by Martin Clutterbuck

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Walk &Talk Thailand by Martin Struschka

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Wild Thailand by Gerald S. Cubitt 

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