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Thailand - guidebooks, guides, books

No travel guide with this target - Thailand - can cover all. But a good guide can help you very much. The guide tells you, what are the best places - and how to get there. We offer you interesting books and links to important information here. And we will add more of them in the near future.

Thailand - guidebooks and information

Travel guidebooks, which may be useful for your holidays. They are in english, are sold for very good prices and are available all around the world.

Thailand - more information for your travel

We bring you - here - links to more information you should know before your journey.

The best trips

Tourist destinations

You can go to many places here - with organized trips. But you should know, what are the best places. Here is our recommendation.
  • Bangkok (Wat Arun temple + Grand Palace + Ancient City open air museum + modern center)
  • Chiang Mai (Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple + elephant camps + butterfly farms)
  • Phuket island with beautiful beaches
  • Ko Samui - island with beautiful beaches
  • historical city of Ayutthaya (old capital of Thailand)
  • Chiang Rai (gateway to the Golden Triangle + tribe with long necks)
  • historical city of Sukhothai (Thailand's first capital)
  • bridge over the river Quai

What Others say

The Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย) is a country in Southeast Asia. To its east lie Laos and Cambodia; to its south, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia; and to its west, the Andaman Sea and Burma. Its capital and largest city is Bangkok. The country's official name was Siam (Thai: สยาม, RTGS: Sayam origin unknown) until 23 June 1939, when it was changed to Thailand; it was renamed Siam between 1945 and 11 May 1949, after which the name Thailand was once again adopted. The word Thai (ไทย) is not, as commonly believed to be, derived from the word Tai (ไท) meaning "free" in the Thai language; it is, however, the name of an ethnic group from the central plains (the Thai people).[citation needed] A famous Thai scholar argued that Tai (ไท) simply means "people" or "human being" since his investigation shows that in some rural areas the word "Tai" was used instead of the usual Thai word "khon" (คน) for people. With that in mind the locals seemed to have also accepted the alternative meaning and will verbally state that it means "Land of the free". Ratcha Anachak Thai means "Kingdom of Thailand" or "Kingdom of Thai". Etymologically, its components are: -Ratcha- (from Sanskrit raja, meaning "king, royal, realm", from Sanskrit) ; -ana- (from Pāli, "authority, command, power", itself from Sanskrit ājñā, same meaning) -chak (from Sanskrit chakra, meaning "wheel", a symbol of power and rule). The region known today as Thailand has been inhabited by humans since the paleolithic period (about 10,000 years ago). Prior to the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 13th century, various states thrived there, such as the various Tai, Mon, Khmer and Malay kingdoms, as seen through the numerous archaeological sites and artifacts that are scattered throughout the Siamese landscape. Prior to the 12th century however, the first Thai or Siamese state is traditionally considered to be the Buddhist kingdom of Sukhothai, which was founded in 1238.
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