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Table Of Contents

What’s New in Southeast Asia
The Best of Southeast Asia
8 THE BEST RESORTS & LUXURY HOTELS
9 THE BEST HOTEL BARGAINS
11 THE BEST MARKETS
Everything Has a Price: Haggling
12 THE BEST SHOPPING BARGAINS
13 THE HOTTEST NIGHTLIFE
Introducing Southeast Asia
Planning Your Trip to Southeast Asia
2 MONEY
3 WHEN TO GO
9 ESCORTED GENERAL INTEREST TOURS
10 SPECIAL INTEREST TRIPS
GETTING AROUND SOUTHEAST ASIA
11 GETTING AROUND SOUTHEAST ASIA
12 TIPS ON ACCOMMODATIONS
13 TIPS ON DINING
14 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES
15 RECOMMENDED BOOKS & FILMS
Thailand
1 GETTING TO KNOW THAILAND
2 THE BEST OF THAILAND IN 2 WEEKS
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO THAILAND
Fast Facts Thailand
Telephone Dialing at a Glance
4 BANGKOK
Bangkok Metro Lines
Fast Facts Bangkok
Where to Stay & Dine in Bangkok
Exploring Bangkok
The Bangkok Sex Scene
6 PATTAYA
The East Coast Beaches
Pattaya
7 BAN PHE & KO SAMET
8 TRAT & KO CHANG
SURAT THANI
11 SURAT THANI
12 KO SAMUI
Ko Samui
13 KO PHA NGAN
14 KO TAO
15 THE FAR SOUTH & ON TO MALAYSIA
17 PHUKET
Phuket
FAST FACTS: PHUKET
Fast Facts Phuket
18 KRABI
20 KO LANTA
SUKHOTHAI & SI SATCHANALAI
22 SUKHOTHAI & SI SATCHANALAI
Northern Thailand
24 CHIANG MAI
Fast Facts Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Chiang M
Exploring Cultural Chiang Mai
The Mae Hong Son Loop
25 CHIANG RAI
1 GETTING TO KNOW LAOS
THE BEST OF LAOS IN 1 W
2 THE BEST OF LAOS IN 1 WEEK
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO LAOS
FAST FACTS: LAOS
Fast Facts Laos
4 VIENTIANE
Vientiane
Fast Facts Vientiane
VANG VIENG
5 VANG VIENG
6 LUANG PRABANG
Luang Prabang
Fast Facts Luang Prabang
Fast Facts Phonsavan
Vietnam
1 GETTING TO KNOW VIETNAM
Responsible Tourism
2 THE BEST OF VIETNAM IN 2 WEEKS
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO VIETNAM
Fast Facts Vietnam
4 HANOI
Hanoi
Fast Facts Hanoi
The Best Authentic Local Fare
Have You Tried the Snake?
Hanoi: The Old City
5 SAPA & THE FAR NORTH
7 HUE
Who Are the Cham?
Fast Facts Hue
8 DANANG & CHINA BEACH
Fast Facts Danang
9 HOI AN
Hoi An
Fast Facts Hoi An
10 NHA TRANG
Nha Trang
Fast Facts Nha Trang
Fast Facts Dalat
13 HO CHI MINH CITY SAIGON
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Zen & the Art of Pho
14 THE MEKONG DELTA
Cambodia
1 GETTING TO KNOW CAMBODIA
Some Important Safety Tips
Fast Facts Cambodia
4 PHNOM PENH
Phnom Penh
Fast Facts Phnom Penh
Fast Facts Siem Reap
The Magic Hours at Angkor Wat
Singapore
1 GETTING TO KNOW SINGAPORE
MRT Transit Map
Fast Facts Singapore
4 WHERE TO STAY
The Best of Singapore’s Spas
5 WHERE TO DINE
6 WHAT TO SEE & DO
Urban Singapore Attractions
Sentosa Island
7 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
8 SHOPPING
9 SINGAPORE AFTER DARK
Malaysia
1 GETTING TO KNOW MALAYSIA
Peninsular Malaysia
East Malaysia
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO MALAYSIA
Fast Facts Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur
Fast Facts Kuala Lumpur
Melaka
6 PENANG
Penang Island
Georgetown Georgetown
Georgetown
7 LANGKAWI
Langkawi
8 EAST MALAYSIA: BORNEO
East Malaysia’s National Parks
Kuching
Kota Kinabalu
Bali
FAST FACTS: BALI
Fast Facts Bali
Fast Facts Kuta
Renting Your Own Villa
5 JIMBARAN BAY
6 NUSA DUA
7 UBUD
Fast Facts Ubud
8 CANDI DASA
Fast Facts Candi Dasa
INDEX
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Frommer's Southeast Asia

Frommer's Southeast Asia

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Completely updated for each new edition,Frommer’s Southeast Asia brings you the best the region has to offer, from colorful markets and festivals to luxury resorts and local dining. Our expert authors give you tips on visiting some of the world’s most amazing temples, from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to Thailand’s Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha of Wat Phra Kaeo, plus  week-long itineraries, detailed maps, and candid advice on what is—and what’s not—worth your time and money. In-depth culture and history information gives you the background you need to appreciate the sites you’ll see and the people you’ll meet.LIST OF MAPS. WHAT’S NEW IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. 1 THE BEST OF SOUTHEAST ASIA. 2 INTRODUCING SOUTHEAST ASIA. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO SOUTHEAST ASIA. 4 THAILAND. 5 LAOS. 6 VIETNAM. 7 CAMBODIA. 8 SINGAPORE. 9 MALAYSIA. 10 BALI INDONESIA. INDEX.Sherisse Pham graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and immediately flitted across the Pacific Ocean to set up residence in Asia. She has worked onFrommer’s travel guides for Beijing, China, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia. When not traveling on assignment, Sherisse covers the Beijing beat for international publications such asWomen’s Wear Daily, People Magazine, CNN.com, the South China Morning Post, andZagat Survey. She currently resides in Beijing.Ron Emmons taught English in Africa and the Americas before moving to Thailand, where he now works as a freelance writer/photographer. He is the author and photographer ofPortrait of Thailand andWalks Along the Thames Path (New Holland, UK), as well as writer ofTop Ten Bangkok (Dorling Kindersley, UK) andSpiral Guide to the Dominican Republic (Automobile Association, UK). Ron has also made major contributions to several other guide books, such as theRough Guide to Vietnam andNational Geographic Traveler Vietnam.Jennifer Eveland spent part of her childhood in Singapore, has studied in Hong Kong, lived for a spell in Bangkok, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. In addition to her contributions toFrommer’s Southeast Asia, she authorsFrommer’s Singapore& Malaysia and has updated previous editions ofFrommer’s Thailand. In 1999 she returned to Singapore, where she has been based as a full-time freelance writer. She writes regularly forThe International Herald Tribune, and contributes travel, finance, and lifestyle stories to numerous local and international magazines, newspapers, and books. She lives near Little India with her husband, a Singaporean musician and producer, their toddler son, and their three cats.Jen Lin-Liu is the author of the food memoirServe the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and the owner of Black Sesame Kitchen, a cooking school in Beijing. She was raised in southern California, graduated from Columbia University, and went to China in 2000 on a Fulbright fellowship. She has also written forNewsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, andFood& Wine. Jen would like to thank Candice Lee for her research help.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.Insider tips on the best of Southeast Asia, from colorful markets, local festivals, and flavorful street food to temple visits, luxury resorts, and the best beaches.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. Find great deals, the latest travel news, trip ideas, and more at Frommers.com
Completely updated for each new edition,Frommer’s Southeast Asia brings you the best the region has to offer, from colorful markets and festivals to luxury resorts and local dining. Our expert authors give you tips on visiting some of the world’s most amazing temples, from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to Thailand’s Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha of Wat Phra Kaeo, plus  week-long itineraries, detailed maps, and candid advice on what is—and what’s not—worth your time and money. In-depth culture and history information gives you the background you need to appreciate the sites you’ll see and the people you’ll meet.LIST OF MAPS. WHAT’S NEW IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. 1 THE BEST OF SOUTHEAST ASIA. 2 INTRODUCING SOUTHEAST ASIA. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO SOUTHEAST ASIA. 4 THAILAND. 5 LAOS. 6 VIETNAM. 7 CAMBODIA. 8 SINGAPORE. 9 MALAYSIA. 10 BALI INDONESIA. INDEX.Sherisse Pham graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and immediately flitted across the Pacific Ocean to set up residence in Asia. She has worked onFrommer’s travel guides for Beijing, China, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia. When not traveling on assignment, Sherisse covers the Beijing beat for international publications such asWomen’s Wear Daily, People Magazine, CNN.com, the South China Morning Post, andZagat Survey. She currently resides in Beijing.Ron Emmons taught English in Africa and the Americas before moving to Thailand, where he now works as a freelance writer/photographer. He is the author and photographer ofPortrait of Thailand andWalks Along the Thames Path (New Holland, UK), as well as writer ofTop Ten Bangkok (Dorling Kindersley, UK) andSpiral Guide to the Dominican Republic (Automobile Association, UK). Ron has also made major contributions to several other guide books, such as theRough Guide to Vietnam andNational Geographic Traveler Vietnam.Jennifer Eveland spent part of her childhood in Singapore, has studied in Hong Kong, lived for a spell in Bangkok, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. In addition to her contributions toFrommer’s Southeast Asia, she authorsFrommer’s Singapore& Malaysia and has updated previous editions ofFrommer’s Thailand. In 1999 she returned to Singapore, where she has been based as a full-time freelance writer. She writes regularly forThe International Herald Tribune, and contributes travel, finance, and lifestyle stories to numerous local and international magazines, newspapers, and books. She lives near Little India with her husband, a Singaporean musician and producer, their toddler son, and their three cats.Jen Lin-Liu is the author of the food memoirServe the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and the owner of Black Sesame Kitchen, a cooking school in Beijing. She was raised in southern California, graduated from Columbia University, and went to China in 2000 on a Fulbright fellowship. She has also written forNewsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, andFood& Wine. Jen would like to thank Candice Lee for her research help.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.Insider tips on the best of Southeast Asia, from colorful markets, local festivals, and flavorful street food to temple visits, luxury resorts, and the best beaches.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. Find great deals, the latest travel news, trip ideas, and more at Frommers.com

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