The Berlitz Thailand Pocket Guide focuses on Bangkok and its environs, Pattaya, and Central, Northern and Southern Thailand. It covers all the main sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Descriptions of tourist attractions include Bangkok's Grand Palace and Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Phuket's white sandy beaches, the spectacular ruined city of Sukhothai, as well as the beautiful scenery of the north. You can read about the history of Thailand, advice on shopping and entertainment and the low-down on Thai cuisine. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants and useful expressions in Thai. The book also contains special features on topics ranging from orchids to harvesting rice and the founding of Ayutthaya to the art of bargaining. Maps show Thailand, Phuket and Bangkok, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.
Maps: Thailand; Phuket; Bangkok.
Thailand and the Thais; A Brief History; Where to Go: Bangkok; Excersions from Bangkok; Thailand's "Khmer Culture Trail", Pattaya; Central Thailand; Northern Thailand; Southern Thailand.
What to Do: Shopping; Entertainment; Sports; Children's Activites.
Eating Out; Handy Travel Tips; Hotels and Restaurants; Index.