Travel Pack Thailand
In the first ever boutique traveller’s guide to Thailand, veteran author Jim Algie has condensed Thailand’s greatest experiences, sights, and dishes into the best of the best. Gone are the days of dragging a cinder block-sized guidebook around that could double as a dumbbell. Written in stylish prose and with much humour, this is all you need to come to grips with the kingdom’s intricacies.
Whether it’s navigating the country’s most fantastical temples, going on a canal trip of Bangkok without getting soaked in more ways than one, enjoying the sun-splashed serenity of hidden beaches and coves, or partying like a rock star, Travel Pack Thailand offers you all these experiences and more.
Easy to use and easy to carry, it is packed with information, handy lists, maps, photographs, and suggestions for how to make the most of your stay. In three simple chapters, this book covers:
• Thailand’s Best Sights highlights 21 must-see sights and must-have experiences, from the many faces and flavors of its modern metropolis to southern Thailand’s fabled beaches and bays, from World Heritage Sites like the ancient Siamese capital of Ayuthaya to natural phenomena and orgies of greenery like KhaoYai Nature Park.
• Exploring Thailand offers a wide variety of excursions in every part of the country, from Chiang Mai in the mountainous north to “Little Tuscany” in the country’s center and the famous Chatuchak weekend market of Bangkok; and from kayaking through a marine park to a bicycle tour through Thailand’s first kingdom.
• Author’s Recommendations makes specific suggestions for: the hippest hotels and resorts; the coolest nightspots; the best spas; the wildest eco-trips, treks, and outdoor activities; the most kid-friendly places & things to do; the most delicious food and eateries; the best shopping; the most entertaining museums and galleries; and much more.
PRAISE FROM AMAZON READERS:
“Excellent travel guide! It made my trip to Thailand a lot more fun, hassle-free and enjoyable. – Jessica Mendez
“Found some interesting stuff, getting prepped for vacation.”
“Much useful information presented in nice format. Quite readable.”
– Sherrell Tyree
“Jim Algie has done a great job with this new Guide to Thailand – it is essentially his recommendations based on years of living in Thailand as a resident. If you only have a few days then let someone pick out some excellent places and things to do for you. I don’t think you will be disappointed – beautifully laid out with some lovely photos interspersed – the pull-out map is an added bonus.”
– Dave Nomad
“I have just recently returned from Thailand where using the Thailand Tuttle Travel Pack by Jim Algie was invaluable. Not only does it list all the important to do activities, it also has a full map of Thailand. The full map proved to be very valuable while traveling the countryside. The author lives in Thailand and is continually learning more about the country and I hope he will share that info in a new future book.”
– K Hansen
“Wow, reading this book really made me want to go back to Thailand! It is concise, sensitive and full of great suggestions I have never heard anywhere else. It makes the maze of Bangkok seem navigable (and by public transport, no less) I particularly liked the attention given to temples and museums–they are put into historical and cultural context which is so often absent from guidebooks.”
– Penny Pattison