Synopses & Reviews
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!
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The best beaches, temples, and wilderness treks—plus advice on volunteering at elephant camps and taking Thai cooking classes.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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About the Author
Blighted with wanderlust from a young age, Charlotte Shalgosky grew up in rural England where, by chance, she took up Chinese at high school and went on to specialize in Mandarin and French at university. Her early travels led to a deep love for Asian cultures and, after a stint as a documentary filmmaker in China, she left the U.K. definitively in 1990. After 8 years working in the heady corporate world in China and Hong Kong, she relocated to Bangkok to focus on her first love, travel writing. As a writer and photographer, she has since worked in over 56 countries. She currently lives on the Chao Phraya river overlooking the Temple of Dawn.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Thailand.
1. The Best of Thailand.
2. Planning Your Trip to Thailand.
3. Suggested Itineraries in Thailand.
4. Introducing Bangkok.
5. Where to Stay & Dine in Bangkok.
6 What to See & Do in Bangkok.
7. The Eastern Seaboard.
8 Southern Peninsula: The East Coast & Islands.
9. Southern Peninsula: The West Coast & Islands.
10 Central Thailand.
11. Exploring Northern Thailand.
12 Chiang Mai.
13. Touring the Northern Hills.
14. Exploring Isan: Thailand’s Frontier.
Appendix A: Thailand in Depth.
Appendix B: A Little Bit of Thai to Help You Get By.