The Rough Guide to Thailand''s Beaches and Islands is the ultimate guideto these glorious destinations. From the enchanting and little-knownislands of Ban Krud and Suan Luang to the hip beach resort of PakNam Pran. A full-colour 24-page section introduces the highlights, withstunning photography of the best the islands have to offer. This new edition includes two brand-new full-colour inserts: ''Southern Thai Food'' and ''Sea Kayaking''. The authorsprovide expert recommendations on all the top places to visit, from the best party beaches andluxury resorts to remote national park islands and bases for diving,snorkelling and kayaking. The guide includes full coverage ofBangkok, the main point of arrival, a sophisticated metropolis andgateway to the coasts. There are detailed maps for every region andinformed advice on activities - from Thai cookery and boxing to scuba-diving and white-water rafting.