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  • Bangkok, Thailand & Beyondby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    This is a city that is full of architectural wonders, ancient and modern, on both sides of a flourishing river. It is full of rare contrasts. The saffron-robed monks wander along congested sidewalks where ladies of the night ply their trade. The smartly dressed European businessperson towers over the short Thai street trader. It is religious and risqué.... more...

  • Travel Bangkok, Thailandby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses,... more...

  • Phuket Thailand & Beyondby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    Phuket - a tropical paradise jammed with endless pleasures and treasures - has long been Thailand's top tourist destination. And Thailand is the number-one tourist destination in Southeast Asia. The island of Phuket, which is approximately the size of Singapore, has everything from ancient relics to zoos. There is something to please any adventure... more...

  • Bangkokby William Warren

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 25.00

    William Warren’s Bangkok is an informal portrait of this most vibrant and perplexing of modern cities. Divided into two parts, the first is a selective history, showing how Bangkok has developed over the last 200 years, while the second explores the contemporary face of the city through a series of personal impressions.The author explains how the charms... more...

  • Bangkokby Barry Bell

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 32.00

    Cities today, especially those undergoing rapid growth and transformation, seem to defy traditional principles of urbanism and urban analysis. Bangkok, the City of Angels, the capital of Thailand, and an international metaphor of development gone wrong, presents an extreme version of this condition. Indeed, Bangkok, a barely stable setting for its... more...

  • Temples and Tuk Tuksby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 2003; US$ 7.99

    The dinner menu had the usual interesting items such as "Soap" and "A Fried Monk" not to mention "Chicken Amok". The waiter couldn’t tell me what amok meant, but I tried it and it turned out to be, not a crazy chicken running around with a cleaver, but chicken pieces in a soup coloured a kind of caterpillar-innards... more...

  • Bangkok Daysby Lawrence Osborne

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 6.79

    A PASSIONATE, AFFECTIONATE RECORD OF ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES IN THE WORLD'S HOTTEST METROPOLIS Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons—a sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, a stay in a luxury hotel. Lawrence Osborne comes for the cheap dentistry. Broke (but no longer in pain), he finds that he can live in Bangkok... more...

  • Bangkok Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Creolization and Diaspora in the Portuguese Indiesby Stefan Halikowski Smith

    BRILL 2011; US$ 141.00

    This book examines the sizeable Portuguese community in Ayutthaya, the chief river-state in Siam, during a period in which Portuguese power in the region declined. The analysis turns on the creolization and diaspora that affected this community, as well as problems with international trade, the Christian conversion process, and European rivalries. more...

  • Cool Bangkokby Greg Lowe

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 15.60

    Cool Bangkok is your guide for where to shop, dine, party and sleep in style in one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Featuring more than 130 clubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and other venues, all of which have been carefully selected for their individuality and personal flair, this book enables you to strike off from the capital’s... more...

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