T. F. Rhoden has spent seven years exploring this fascinating country. First as a graduate student, then as a Peace Corps volunteer, and finally as an aid worker on the Thai-Burma border. Through his unique experiences, Rhoden provides insight into the country that has become his second home. With a comprehensive background section covering the history, culture, and logistics of travel, and sixteen sections dedicated to each stop on his recommended travel route, this book will allow travelers to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty that the North has to offer.
Sights & Activities: From the elephant treks around Chiang Mai to the ancient ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park, we provide everything you will need to experience the beauty of the North.
Volunteering: There are a lot of opportunities to give back, and in so many different ways. Our guidebook will tell you where, why—and most importantly—how to get involved.
Nightlife: The North offers travelers a night out that many thought only Bangkok could offer. Find the best spots to steal a cocktail, spend a relaxing evening, or party with the best of Thailand.
Guesthouses & Resorts: Discover vibrant backpacker guesthouses and a world-class lineup of luxurious hotels and spas; all without breaking your budget.
Language: Thai is not an easy language to learn, so we provide the essential everyday phrases and a few more slangy ones just for fun!