A Geek in Thailand

A Geek in Thailand

Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai and Kickboxing

Book - 2016
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A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive look at one of the world's most visited countries from the viewpoint of a young foreign resident.

More than just a Thai travel guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others--anyone, in fact, with interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles.

Packed with short articles accompanied by sidebar stories and interviews and evocative color photographs, the author paints a vivid and revealing picture of a country built on a deep reverence for nation, religion and monarchy, yet with its own distinct, individualistic perspective.

Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles. There are also chapters on the globally popular Thai food and entertainment like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters on the Thai character and cultural do's and don'ts will allow the reader to go beyond the Thai smile.

For visitors to the country, the author includes his top ten things to see and do in the main tourist destinations as well as an account of the principal festivals and tips on getting around.
Publisher: Tokyo :, Tuttle Publishing,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780804844482
0804844488
Branch Call Number: 915.9304 Hou
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 26 cm

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Bridgeplayer_0
Sep 21, 2017

Excellent, full of wonderful color pictures and vignettes of life there.

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tj_is_cool
Nov 07, 2016

Very general tourism book on Thailand

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