Weaker on practical and logistical information than the Rough Guide, and slightly bulkier, but being packed full of colour photographs accompanied by detailed cultural and historical information makes this is a great companion for the sightseer.
A photographic guide with good cultural and historical information, it will bring your trip alive. Aimed at a higher-end of the market this guide is more useful as a sightseeing companion than for practical tips on where to stay and how to get around.
If you like lists, then you'll love this beautifully-illustrated Eyewitness guide with the Top Ten of everything in Bangkok, from Buddhist temples, to festivals, to what not to do. A pull-out map is included.
A handy, pocket-sized guide to Bangkok. The text is brief and it lacks historical and cultural information, but it points you to the obvious attraction, and it is excellent on travel logistics and listings.
A photographic guide that is a great companion for sightseeing and for getting excited about your trip beforehand. Strong on the cultural and historical information, but weaker than some on practical help and listings.
The backpackers bible, this is the most concise, yet comprehensive, guide available for those travelling across the country. Includes thorough information on a range of hotels, restaurants and getting around, and adequate cultural and historical background. One of the best Lonely Planets.
This is a wonderfully creative and beautifully produced guide in a hand-woven silk bag. Designed and made by local designers and printed on hand-made paper. The content is also lovingly researched and will take you off the beaten path.