Sandy beaches, grand Buddhist temples, tongue-numbing cuisine, world-class spas, and a unique and enormously rich language—Thailand is unique among Southeast Asian nations and a not-to-be-missed destination. Thais have a rich cultural history and contrasts abound in the country, both geographically and socially. In a land the size of France, beach resorts run the gamut from sketchy but popular Pattaya to dignified Hua Hin. Idyllic island hideaways of virgin beaches sheltered by palm groves and lapped by gentle waters contrast with Bangkok, the busy capital.
Expanded Coverage: Coverage in Bangkok and Chiang Mai has been expanded, new resorts and restaurants have been added throughout, and the ebook now includes a brand-new side-trip to the emerging destination of Myanmar (also known as Burma). Coverage has been reorganized to make popular destinations easier to find.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: An "Experience" chapter introduces travelers to Thailand with colorful photo features, planning information, and maps. Each chapter opens with an orientation map, "Top Reasons to Go," and other essential information to help visitors plan time and vacation details effectively.
Competitive Advantage: Unlike most guides, Fodor's Thailand ebook edition includes coverage of major attractions in nearby Cambodia and Laos, including a photo feature on Angkor Wat. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Thailand offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
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Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.