Experience all of Thailand's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You'll discover the best hotels, restaurants, trendy places and night life hotspots, plus shopping tips, suggestions for those on a tight budget, tips for travel with kids and ideas for sports and many other activities. Also contains the Perfect Route, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more and a comprehensive index. Thailand is a land full of secrets, unfamiliar but at the same time alluring. It is a land full of the joys of life, a land of smiles, a land between tradition and modernity. Trekking, diving, cooking courses, meditation and shopping fun: Buddha's blessing seems ever-present. MARCO POLO Thailand immerses you in a realm made for holidaymakers. It has you exploring the boomtown of Bangkok and discovering a culture rooted in Buddhism; it entices you to the top of Thailand's highest mountain and leads you across the broad plateau of the northeast.
The Insider Tips tell you on which southern islands you can still find peaceful bays and where you can learn to ride an elephant. You'll find out What's Hot in Thailand, whether decadently sweet desserts or the action-packed ball game of Sepak Takraw. The Perfect Route takes you to the mountains of the north, island hopping in the Andaman Sea and to the largest area of virgin jungle in Southern Thailand. The Where to Start boxes help you get your bearings in the larger towns and cities, while the Dos & Don'ts tell you why you should neither get involved with touts nor involved in an argument. MARCO POLO Thailand provides comprehensive coverage of the country. To help you get around there's a detailed road atlas inside, a useful folding street map of Bangkok in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.
Publisher: MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG