Treasures and Pleasures of Thailand : Best of the Best

Treasures and Pleasures of Thailand : Best of the Best


Colourful and chaotic, Thailand is filled with wonderful treasures and pleasures. Spend a couple of weeks here and you will discover a land of exceptionally friendly and gracious people, talented craftspeople, bustling cities and towns, picturesque islands, idyllic beaches and villages, colourful festivals, exciting cuisine, gorgeous hotels, and fascinating cultures. This guide unravels in enormous detail Thailand's many hidden treasures and pleasures. Focusing on the 'best of the best' of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and nine other attractive locations in Thailand, two seasoned travellers and insightful shoppers take the reader on an adventure of a lifetime as they encounter wonderful arts, antiques, furniture, jewellery, textiles, clothes, handicrafts, and home decorative items as well as enjoy top restaurants and accommodations. Filled with bargaining strategies, shopping rules, and shipping advice -- and complete with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the best places to shop, dine, and relax -- this rich resource is the ultimate travel and shopping guide to Thailand.Special chapters also include excursions to neighbouring Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as 'politically incorrect' Myanmar (Burma) for even more unique shopping adventures in Asia. If you enjoy shopping for quality antiques, jewellery, and clothes in Bangkok's chic shopping arcades and boutiques or hunting for bargains in the legendary Weekend Market in Bangkok, Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, and Baiyoke Market in Yangon, this guide provides unique insights into the what, where, and how of navigating some of the Southeast Asia's most exciting and exotic places.

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Ron L. Krannich, Caryl Rae Krannich
Paperback | 288 pages
127 x 208.3 x 23.9mm | 522.53g
Publication date
01 Jun 2000
Impact Publications
Publication City/Country
Mannassas Park, VA, United States
Edition Statement
4th Revised edition
Bestsellers rank