Thailand: Land of the exotic

  • 21 September 2005
  • UK

Beautiful, vibrant and overpoweringly exotic, the Kingdom of Thailand is undoubtedly the best loved jewel in the south-east Asian crown, blending stupendous coastlines with awe-inspiring mountains, chilled out tranquillity with hedonistic party scenes. A must for culture vultures, nature lovers and fun loving folk of all ages, Thailand’s geographical diversity, potent national spirit and heart warming hospitality are famously addictive, explaining why, for so many, one visit to the country is simply never enough.

Thailand is Lonely Planet’s best known, most loved and longest running guide. This newly updated edition offers up-to-the-minute advice on what to do, where to stop and how to make the most of being foot loose and fancy free in south-east Asia’s best known region!

Features include:

• Fully updated section on travel possibilities in tsunami affected regions

• Step by step Thai language guide, helping you to really chew the fat with locals

• Region by region breakdown, bursting with quirky detail, fresh travel suggestions and insider information

• Brand spanking new chapters dedicated to Thai culture, religion and history


Thailand is the only south-east Asian country never to have been colonised

Thai people are highly youthful, with an average age of 30.1 years!