Eyewitness Travel Guide: Thailands Beaches & Islands, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 075669552X
  • ISBN-13: 9780756695521
  • DDC: 915.9304
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands is your ideal companion in exploring this diverse and fascinating part of the world. As well as glorious beaches stretching over 2000 miles of coastline, irresistible to lovers of beach-life and ocean sports, Thailand offers breathtaking geographic diversity and rich cultural heritage. The guide explores every facet of Thailand's beaches and islands from landscape and wildlife to history and culture; sports and activities to nightlife and festivals. Whether you're seeking a secluded getaway or the hottest party destinations, you'll find all the insider tips every visitor needs, with dozens of reviews for the best hotels for all budgets, recommendations for restaurants and bars, tips for shopping and all the entertainment, beaches and markets options listed area by area. All of Thailand's extensive coastline is covered, from the Eastern Seaboard, to Bangkok in the north, the Upper and Lower Western Gulf coasts, the Deep South, and Upper and Lower Andeman Coasts. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing Thailand’s Beaches and Islands.
2: Discovering Thailand’s Beaches and Islands.
3: Putting Thailand’s Beaches and Islands on the Map.
4: A Portrait of Thailand’s Beaches and Islands.
5: Landscape and Wildlife.
6: Coral Reef Ecosystems.
7: Diving and Snorkeling.
8: Thai Buddhism.
9: Thai Theater and Music.
10: Vernacular Architecture.
11: Arts and Crafts.
12: Best Beaches.
13: Thailand’s Beaches and Islands through the Year.
14: The History of Thailand.
15: Thailand’s Beaches and Islands Area by Area.
16: Thailand’s Beaches and Islands at a Glance.
17: Bangkok.
18: Exploring Bangkok.
19: Farther Afield.
20: Shopping in Bangkok.
21: Entertainment in Bangkok.
22: Bangkok Street Finder.
23: Eastern Seaboard.
24: Exploring the Eastern Seaboard.
25: Upper Western Gulf Coast.
26: Exploring the Upper Western Gulf Coast.
27: Lower Western Gulf Coast.
28: Exploring the Lower Western Gulf Coast.
29: Upper Andaman Coast.
30: Exploring the Upper Andaman Coast.
31: Lower Andaman Coast.
32: Exploring the Lower Andaman Coast.
33: Deep South.
34: Exploring the Deep South.
35: Travelers’ Needs.
36: Where to Stay.
37: Choosing a Hotel.
38: Where to Eat.
39: The Flavors of Thailand.
40: A Glossary of Typical Thai Dishes.
41: Choosing a Restaurant.
42: Shopping in Thailand’s Beaches and Islands.
43: Entertainment in Thailand’s Beaches and Islands.
44: Outdoor Activities and Special Interests.
45: Spa Breaks.
46: Survival Guide.
47: Practical Information.
48: Personal Health and Security.
49: Banking and Local Currency.
50: Communications and Media.
51: Travel Information.
52: Local Transportation.
53: Organized Tours.
54: Traveling by Train, Bus, and Boat.
55: Renting a Car, Moped, or Bicycle.
General Index.
Phrase Book.