Thailand

Buddhist Kingdom at the Heart of South East Asia

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Pub Date 14 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 12 Dec 2022
Amber Books Ltd, Amber Books

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At the heart of Southeast Asia, the kingdom of Thailand is full of diversity, created by its long history and successive kingdoms. Renowned for food, beaches, friendly people and a relaxed lifestyle, Thailand shows just how much there is to explore. With 40,000 temples throughout the country and 97 per cent of the population being Theravada Buddhists, the religion pervades everyday life. From the sophistication of modern Bangkok to the ruins of the ancient Hindu temples at Prasat Hin Phimai and Muang Tham, from the beaches of Koh Samui and Cha-am to the mountains of Chiang Mai to verdant national parks such as Kaeng Krachan, Thailand tours the country’s most interesting destinations, region by region. Each region of Thailand is very different, from the mountainous north and northeast, to the historic sites of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya in the centre, and glorious beaches in the east, west and south. Thailand is a biodiversity hotspot and the national parks are a lesser-known delight. Featuring street markets and floating markets, riding an elephant to travelling by tuk-tuk, idyllic beaches to ancient cities and historic temples, Thailand is packed with more than 200 spectacular photographs.

At the heart of Southeast Asia, the kingdom of Thailand is full of diversity, created by its long history and successive kingdoms. Renowned for food, beaches, friendly people and a relaxed lifestyle, ...


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ISBN 9781838862343
PRICE £19.99 (GBP)
PAGES 224

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Dazzling photography of urban and rural scenes from Thailand. Amazing depictions of life in Asia. Perfect for inspiring world travellers.

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Narisa Chakrabongse, daughter of Prince Chula Chakrabongse, is a Thai author, editor, translator, and lecturer. In this 224-page visual explorer guide, she shares fascinating facts about her home country’s history and culture alongside 200 gorgeous photographs.

There are no maps and the text isn’t detailed enough to function as a travel guide, but this is a wonderful way for armchair travelers to learn more about Thailand. For the more adventurous, this book is certain to inspire travel plans. I’m not much of an international traveler, but this book made me long to see Thailand for myself.

At 6.6 by 4.8 inches, the flexibound paperback seems disappointingly small for such a gorgeous book, which is surely deserving of a larger coffee table book format. I’d recommend sticking with the 11.5 by 8.25 inch hardcover.

Thanks to Amber Books for providing me with an ARC through NetGalley. I volunteered to provide an honest review.

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