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ABBREVIATIONS Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall 133 ACT Australian Capital accommodation 735-7, see also Territory individual locations NSW New South Wales language 783-4 NT Northern Territory touts 743 Qld Queensland activities 737-8, see also individual SA South Australia activities Tas Tasmania air travel 755-9 Vic Victoria airlines 756-7 WA Western Australia airports 755-6 carbon offset 757 deep vein thrombosis 773 tickets 757 to/from Thailand 755-6 within Thailand 761, 762 Ajahn Cha Museum 535 Ajahn Fan Ajaro Museum 526 Ajahn Jamnien 695 Akha people 54, 519 Allied War Cemetery 211 amulet market 109-10 Anand Panyarachun 37 Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall 133 Ang Thong Marine National Park 589, 10 animals 88-92, see also individual species antiques 174, 308, 749 Anusawari Sam Kasat (Three Kings Monument) 288 Ao Bang Nang Lom 567 Ao Bang Po 587 Ao Bang Thao 672-4, 673 Ao Chalok Ban Kao 622-3 Ao Chalok Lam 610 Ao Cho 247 Ao Hat Thong Lang 609-10 Ao Hin Khok 246-8 Ao Hin Kong 609 Ao Hin Wong 621 Ao Jak 732 Ao Jun Jeua 623 Ao Kantiang 718 Ao Khanom 626 Ao Khlong Jaak 718 Ao Khlong Prao 262-5 Ao Kiu Na Nok 248 Ao Leuk 622 Ao Lo Bakao 707, 711

Ao Lo Dalam 707, 709-10 Ao Mae Hat 609-10 Ao Mai Pai 718 Ao Makham 732 Ao Mamuang 621 Ao Manao 567 Ao Maya 713 Ao Molae 732 Ao Nang 696-9, 696 Ao Noi 567 Ao Noi Na 248 Ao Nuan 247 Ao Pante Malacca 732 Ao Phai 247 Ao Phang-Nga 656-8, 657 Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park 659-60 Ao Phutsa 247 Ao Prao 248 Ao Si Thanu 609 Ao Son 732 Ao Taloh Udang 732 Ao Taloh Waw 732 Ao Tanot 622 Ao Thian 248 Ao Thian Ok 622 Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi 611 Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai 611 Ao Thong Sai 587 Ao Ton Sai 707, 709-10 Ao Wai 248 Ao Wok Tum 609 Ao Wong Deuan 247-8 Apichatpong Weerasethakul 72 architecture 61-3 Angkor 468-70 contemporary 62-3 temple 61-2 traditional 61 wat styles 195 art rock art 539, 660 souvenirs 176 Art & Culture Museum 476 art galleries, see museums & galleries art galleries (commercial) Bangkok 176 Chiang Mai 318 arts 61-74 Asian economic crisis 38

ATMs 748 avian influenza 774 axe pillow 527 Ayuthaya 194-202, 196 accommodation 200-1 attractions 195-200 drinking 201-2 eating 201 tourist information 195 travel to/from 202 travel within 202 Ayuthaya Historical Park 195-200 Ayuthaya Historical Study Centre 198 Ayuthaya kingdom 32-3 Ayuthaya Province 194-203

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Baan Sao Nak 345-6 Baan Th Dusit 200 Baan Unrak 223-4 bat (monks bowls) 113 Bailan Bay 263 Ban Ahong 501 Ban Baht (Monks Bowl Village) 113 Ban Bang Bao 265 Ban Chiang 489-90 Ban Chiang National Museum 489 Ban Chok 542 Ban Doi Pui 326 Ban Hat Siaw 410 Ban Kamala 675 Ban Kamthieng 138 Ban Kao Neolithic Museum 218 Ban Khai 614 Ban Khlong Son 261 Ban Khok Sa-Nga Cobra Village 482 Ban Khwao 472 Ban Khwao Sinarin 542 Ban Ko Lanta 714-15 Ban Na Kha 491 Ban Pa Klang 393 Ban Pa-Ao 538 Ban Pak Nai 393 Ban Phe 242-3 Ban Phu 531 Ban Prasat 463 Ban Prathup Jai 381 Ban Santichon 445 Ban Si Than 527 Ban Tai 614

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Ban Tha Klang 541 Ban Tha Sawang 541 Ban Thawai 336 Ban Thoet Thai 365 Ban Wan 336 Bang Bao 263-5 Bang Pa-In 202-3, 314 Bang Saphan Yai 569-70 Bangkok 101-91, 116-17, 131, 187, 6, 7, 310 accommodation 148-58 activities 139-41, 7 attractions 107-39 Banglamphu 112-32, 149-51, 159-61, 167-8, 120-1 central Bangkok 169, 116-17 Chinatown 134, 142-3, 151-2, 161-2, 118-19, 311 cooking courses 143, 311 dangers & annoyances 106-7 drinking 167-9, 6 Dusit 132-3 emergency services 104-5 entertainment 169-74, 7 festivals & events 148 food 158-67 for children 145-7 Greater Bangkok 138-9, 158, 166-7, 114-115 history 102 information 104-6 internet access 105 internet resources 105 itineraries 103 Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi 107-112, 141-2, 151, 130, 141 maps 104 medical services 105-6 Phahurat 134-5, 161-2, 118-19 shopping 174-9, 6, 7 Riverside 155, 124-5 Siam Square & Pratunam 135-6, 152-4, 162, 128-9 Silom, Lumphini & Sathon 136-8, 146, 154-5, 162-4, 168, 124-5, 127 Sukhumvit 138, 156-8, 165-6, 168-9, 122-3 Thewet 151 tours 147-8 travel to/from 179-81 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

travel within 181-6, 131, 183 walking tour 141-3, 141, 142 Bangkok Doll Factory & Museum 145 Bangkok International Film Festival 148 Bangkok Pride 148 Banglamphu (Bangkok) 112-32, 149-51, 159-61, 167-8, 120-1 bargaining 750 bathrooms 752-3 beaches 86, see also individual entries under Hat, Ao Big Buddha Beach 586, 587, 594 Lonely Beach 263 Sunlight Beach 733 Sunrise Beach 605, 612 Sunset Beach 733 beer 79 Beung Kaen Nakhon 476 Beung Kan 500 Bhumibol Adulyadej, King 28, 34, 35, 36 HM King Bhumibol Photography Exhibitions 133 bicycle travel, see cycling bird flu 774 birds 88 bird-watching Chiang Dao 328 Krabi 691 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 565 Bo Sang (Umbrella Village) 334-6, 315 boat travel 763, see also river & canal trips books 19-21, 73-4 border crossings 759-61 Aranya Prathet (Cambodia) 271 Hat Lek (Cambodia) 256-7 Chiang Khong (Laos) 379 China 371, 378 Chong Mek (Laos) 539 Khong Jiam (Laos) 538 Mae Sai (Myanmar) 369-71 Mae Sot (Myanmar) 424 Malaysia 637 Nong Khai (Laos) 498 safety 741-2 Three Pagodas Pass (Myanmar) 225 Victoria Point (Myanmar) 647 Borombhiman Hall 108 bowling 147 Bridge over the River Kwai, see Death Railway Bridge Buddha Casting Foundry 396 Buddhadasa, Ajahn 582

Buddhaisawan (Phutthaisawan) Chapel 111 Buddhism 58-60, see also meditation Ajahn Fan Ajaro Museum 526 International Buddhism Center 325 monks 59-60 nuns 59-60 resources 60 temple etiquette 42 Buddhist Rains Retreat 509, 525 Buriram 466-8, 467 Buriram Province 466-71 Burmese refugees 422 bus travel 759 touts 744 within Thailand 763-4, 767 business hours 738-9

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Cambodia border crossings 256-7, 271 canal trips, see river & canal trips Candle Parade 535 car travel driving licence 764 hire & purchase 764-6 insurance 766 road distances 765 to/from Thailand 759 within Thailand 764-6 caravans of northern Thailand 275, 275 caves, see also individual entries under Tham Coffin Caves 444 Khao Bandai-It caves 550 Khao Luang caves 550 caving Soppong 443 Than Bokkharani National Park 705 cell phones 752 ceramics 750 Celadon ceramics 308, 317 Dan Kwian 463-4 Cha-am 554-6 Cha-am Feast-Fish-Flock Seafood Festival 554 Chado Cliff 734 Chae Son National Park 349 Chaiya 582 Chaiyaphum 472-4, 472 Chaiyaphum Province 471-4 Chak Phra Pak Tai 628 Chakri dynasty 33 Chakri Mahaprasat (Grand Palace) 108, 309

Chalermkrung Royal Theatre 172 Chaloem Ratanakosin National Park 221 Chamlong Srimuang 38 Chansoma 541 Chanthaburi 250-3, 251 accommodation 251 activities 250-1 attractions 250-1 festivals 251 food 252 travel to/from 252 Chanthaburi Province 250-3 Chantharakasem National Museum 198 Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital 269 Chao Phraya Express 138, 140, 183, 7 Chao Phraya River 85, 140 Chao Phraya Wichayen 205 Chao Sam Phraya National Museum 198 Chateau de Loei Winery 507 Chatichai Choonhavan 36-7 Chatuchak Weekend Market (Bangkok) 178, 7 Chavalit Yongchaiyudh 38 Chiang Dao 328-30 Chiang Khan 507-10, 508 Chiang Khong 375-9, 376 Chiang Mai 274-325, 276-7, 280-1, 6, 314 accommodation 294-300 activities 289-90 attractions 284-9 cooking courses 293 drinking 306-7 entertainment 307-8 festivals 294, 315 food 300-6 internet resources 279 maps 279 shopping 308-20 tourist information 283 travel to/from 320 travel within 322 walking tour 291-2, 291 Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre 287 Chiang Mai Gate Night Market 318 Chiang Mai National Museum 287 Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 317 Chiang Mai Night Safari 289 Chiang Mai Prison 295 Chiang Mai Province 272-338 Chiang Mai University (CMU) 288 Chiang Mai University Art Museum 288 Chiang Mai Zoo 288

Chiang Rai 350-60, 353 accommodation 355-8 drinking 359 food 358-9 shopping 359-60 tourist information 352 travel to/from 360 travel within 360 volunteering 354-5 Chiang Rai Province 350-79 Chiang Saen 371-4, 371 Chiang Saen National Museum 372 Chiaw Lan Lake 583 children, travel with 145-7, 739 Bangkok 145-7 Dino Park 681 language 789-90 Childrens Discovery Museum 145 Chinatown (Bangkok) 134, 142-3, 151-2, 161-2, 118-19, 142, 311 Chinese New Year 148 Chinese people 52-3 Chom Thong 336-8 Chonburi Province 227-41 Chong Mek 539-40 Chuan Leekpai 38 Chumphon 570-4, 571 Chumphon Province 570-4 Chung Kai Allied War Cemetery 212 Church of Our Lady of the Martyrs of Thailand 531 cinema 71-2, 172, 745 The Beach 465, 713 City Pillar (Lak Meuang) Bangkok 110 Kanchanaburi 212 climate 19, 739 Climbing Khao Phanom Rung Festival 469 coastal development 97-8 coffee 78-9 coffeeshops 724 Coffin Caves 444 comic books 74 Constantine Phaulkon 32 consulates 744-5 cooking courses 740, 311 Ao Nang 697 Bangkok 143 Chiang Mai 293 Hua Hin 560 Kanchanaburi 213 Kata 684 Ko Chang 259 Ko Lanta 715

Ko Pha-Ngan 608 Ko Phi Phi Don 708 Ko Samui 592 Mae Sot 419 Pai 447 Phuket Province 664 coral reefs 90 costs 19, see also inside front cover Cotton Blossom Festival 503 coup (2006) 40, 137 courses 259, 740-1 cooking 213, 259, 293, 419, 447, 560, 592, 608, 664, 684, 697, 708, 715, 740, 311 language 144-5, 293, 740 massage, Thai 145, 293, 741 meditation 109, 143-5, 293, 740-1 muay thai (Thai boxing) 293, 740 shadow-puppet 629 yoga 294, 447-8, 591-2, 608 credit cards 748 cruises, river 147 cultural considerations, see also responsible travel photography 749 tipping 749 culture 49-60 modern 50-2 traditional 49-50 customs regulations 741 cycling 737, 759, 761 Bangkok 147-8 Chiang Mai 270 Sukhothai 405

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Dan Kwian 463-4 Dan Sai 505-7 Dan Singkhon 568-9 dance 69-71 shrine dancing 173 traditional arts performances 172-3 dancing plant 485, 93 dangers 741-4 Death Railway Bridge (Kanchanaburi) 209, 211-12, 312 deep vein thrombosis 773 Democracy Monument 112-13 Devi Mandir Chiang Mai 289 Dino Park 681 dinosaurs 481 disabilities, travellers with 744 diving 737-8, see also snorkelling Ao Nang 697 dive shops 663

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diving continued health 777 Ko Chang 259-60, 649 Ko Kra 733 Ko Lanta 715 Ko Pha-Ngan 607-8 Ko Phi Phi Don 707-8 Ko Rawi 734 Ko Samet 246 Ko Samui 589-91 Ko Tao 618, 619 Krabi 691 Pattaya 236 Phuket Province 661-3 Railay 702 Rawai 688 responsible diving 47, 710 safety guidelines 737 Similan Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Similan National Park) 655-6, 87 Surin Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Surin National Park) 652 dogs 591 Doi Ang Khang 330-1 Doi Inthanon National Park 337 Doi Khun Tan National Park 343 Doi Muser Hilltribe Cultural Center 417 Doi Phu Kha National Park 391 Doi Suthep-Pui National Park 325-7 Doi Tung 368-9 Don Muang Airport 180 drinks 78-9, 80-81, see also wine beer 79 coffee 78-9 spirits 79 driving, see car travel drugs 606-7, 742 Dusit 132-3 Dusit Palace Park 132-3 Dusit Zoo 145 Dvaravati culture 30-1

elephant trekking 738, 91, 519 Ao Nang 696 Khao Sok National Park 583 Ko Chang 260 Pai 447 Elephant Village 237 elephants 43, 90-2, 236, 350-1, 92, 519 Maesa Elephant Camp 328, 316 Surin Annual Elephant Roundup 541 Thai Elephant Conservation Centre 348-9 embassies 744-5 Emerald Buddha 109 emergencies language 786 endangered species 90-2 environment 85-100 environmental issues 47-8, 96-9, 96, 98 reducing impact 48 volunteering 48 environmental organisations 99-100 Erawan Falls 217, 313 Erawan Museum 190 Erawan National Park 217, 313 Erawan Shrine 135-6 events, see festivals

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Fang 331-3 Ferdinand de Lesseps 572 festivals 745-7 Bangkok International Film Festival 148 Bangkok Pride 148 Buddhist Rains Retreat 509, 525 Candle Parade 535 Cha-am Feast-Fish-Flock Seafood Festival 554 Chak Phra Pak Tai 628 Chanthaburi gem festival 251 Chinese New Year 148 Chumphon Marine Festival 571 Climbing Khao Phanom Rung Festival 469 Cotton Blossom Festival 503 Flower Festival 294, 315 food 79-80 Full Moon parties 615 Hae Phaa Khun That 628 Half Moon Festival 615 International Festival of Music & Dance 148 King Chulalongkorn Day 148 King Narai Festival 206

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eating customs 82 education 55-6 electricity 735 Elephant Kraal 200 elephant polo 559 Elephant Study Centre 541 Elephant Training Centre Chiang Dao 328 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

Kings Birthday 148 Lang Suan Buddha Image Parade & Boat Race Festival 571 Loi Krathong 148, 203, 294, 406, 437 Monkey Festival 206 Nan boat races 389 Phi Ta Khon Festival 505, 506, 517 Phimai Festival 462 Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair 551 Phuk Siaw Festival 477 Phuket Gay Festival 678 Poi Sang Long Festival 437 Queens Birthday 148 Rocket Festival 495, 527 Rowing Festival, Nong Khai 496 Royal Ploughing Ceremony 148 Silk Fair, Khon Kaen 477 Songkran Festival 148, 225, 294, 477, 495, 746 Surin Annual Elephant Roundup 541 Thao Suranari Festival 458 That Phanom Festival 514 Vegetarian Festival 80, 148, 668, 522 Winter Fair 294 film, see cinema fish 90, 90 fishing Ko Bulon Leh 729 Pattaya 236 floating markets 188 Flower Festival 294, 315 Flower Market 318 flying vegetable 398 food 75-84, 747, 5 cruises 147 customs 50-1, 82 festivals 79-80 health 777-8 Isan 455 vegetarian 81-2 where to eat 80-1 football 57 Foreigner Quarter (Ayuthaya) 199 fraud 744 Full Moon parties 615

gems 177, 750-1 geography 85-8 giant catfish 377 giant swing (Sao Ching-Cha) 132 gibbons 89, 99 Highland Farm & Gibbon Refuge 423 Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre 48, 671 go-go bars 171 Golden Mount 113, 309 Golden Triangle 362, 365, 374, 362 golf Buriram 466 Hua Hin Golf Centre 559 Pattaya 236 Royal Hua Hin Golf Course 559 government 28 Grand Palace 108, 309

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Half Moon Festival 615 Hall of Opium 374 handicrafts 750-1, see also silk bat (monks bowls) 113 Bangkok 176-7 Chiang Mai 319 Hang Dong 336 Hariphunchai National Museum 342 Hat Ao Mae 619-20 Hat Apo 725 Hat Ban Cheun 256 Hat Ban Krut 569-70 Hat Bang Ben 649 Hat Bang Rak 587 Hat Bang Sak 652-3 Hat Bo Phut 586 Hat Chaophao 609 Hat Chaweng 586, 590, 11 Hat Choeng Mon 587 Hat Dongtan 236 Hat Hin Khom 707, 710-11 Hat Hin Ngam 626-7 Hat Jommani 494 Hat Jomtien 234, 236, 237, 239, 235 Hat Kai Mook 262-5 Hat Kaibae 262-5 Hat Kamala 675-6, 673 Hat Khlong Dao 715-17 Hat Khlong Khong 717 Hat Khlong Nin 717-18 Hat Khom 610-11 Hat Khuat 610-11 Hat Laem Son 650 Hat Laem Thong 707, 711 Hat Lamai 586

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galleries, see museums & galleries, art galleries (commercial) gardens, see parks & gardens gay travellers 747 Bangkok 148, 170 Phuket 678

Hat Lek 256-7 Hat Mae Nam 587 Hat Mae Rampeung 243 Hat Mai Khao 671-2 Hat Nai Thon 671-2 Hat Nai Yang 671-2 Hat Narathat 640 Hat Noppharat Thara 699-700 Hat Nui 718 Hat Pak Meng 723 Hat Patong 676, 522 Hat Pattaya (Pattaya) 236 Hat Pattaya (Ko Tarutao Marine National Park) 733 Hat Phak Nam 707 Hat Phra Ae 717 Hat Phra Nang 700, 523, 524 Hat Praphat 650 Hat Rai Leh East 700 Hat Rai Leh West 700 Hat Ranti 707 Hat Rin 606, 606, 11 Hat Rin Nai 612 Hat Rin Nok 612 Hat Sadet 611 Hat Sai Kaew (Ko Si Chang) 231 Hat Sai Kaew (Ko Samet) 246 Hat Sai Kaew (Trat) 256 Hat Sai Kaew (Prachuap Khiri Khan) 569 Hat Sai Khao 261-5, 264-5 Hat Sai Nuan 623 Hat Sai Ri 620-1, 520 Hat Sai Si Ngoen 256 Hat Sai Thong 243 Hat Sairi 570 Hat Samila 632 Hat Sichon 626-7 Hat Surin 674-5, 673 Hat Ta Waen 236 Hat Tha Nam 263 Hat Tha Wang Palace 231 Hat Tha Wua Laen 570 Hat Tham Phang 231 Hat Thap Thim 256 Hat Thian 611-12 Hat Ton Sai 700 Hat Wa Kaw 567 Hat Wai Chek 260 Hat Wasukri 639 Hat Yai 634-9, 635 Hat Yao (Ko Pha-Ngan) 609 Hat Yao (Ko Phi Phi Don) 707, 711 Hat Yao (Trang) 725 Hat Yuan 612 Haw Phra Phutthabaht 348

health 771-80 insurance 771 internet resources 773 language 785-6 vaccinations 771-3 Hellfire Pass Memorial 218-19 hepatitis 774-5 Highland Farm & Gibbon Refuge 423 hiking, see trekking hill tribes 53-5 Mae Hong Son 434-40 visiting etiquette 44, 432 Hilltribe Museum & Education Center 353 Hin Dat Hot Springs 220 Hin Gadeng 259 Hin Kuak Maa 259 Hin Lap 259 Hin Luk Bat 259 Hin Phrai Nam 259 historical parks Ayuthaya Historical Park 195-200 Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park 411 Khao Wang Historical Park 550 Phanom Rung Historical Park 468-70, 469, 8 Phimai Historical Park 461, 517 Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park 550 Phu Phrabat Historical Park 490-1 Prasat Meuang Singh Historical Park 217 Si Satchanalai-Chaliang Historical Park 408, 409 Sukhothai Historical Park 403, 404, 9, 518 history 29-40 20th century 34-8 Asian economic crisis 38 Ayuthaya kingdom 32-3 Chakri dynasty 33 Dvaravati culture 30-1 Khmer kingdom 31 Lan Na Thai kingdom 31-2 militarisation 35-6 New Millenium 39-40 Sukhothai kingdom 31-2 HIV/Aids 442, 775 HM King Bhumibol Photography Exhibitions 133 Ho Kaeo Mukdahan 528 holidays 747 homestays 46 Ban Ahong 501 Ban Napanard 509

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homestays continued Ban Pa-Ao 538 Ban Phu 531 Ban Prasat 463 Ko Yao 690 Lampang 349 hornbills 88, 464-5 horse racing 146 horse riding Chiang Mai 290 Hua Hin 559 Phuket Province 663 hot springs 220, 440, 446-7 House of Opium 374 Htin people 385-6 Hua Hin 556-64, 558, 521 Huay Teung Thao Reservoir 327

Jeath War Museum 212 Jim Thompsons House 135 JJ Market 318

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Kaeng Krachan National Park 553-4 Kaeng Luang 393 Kaeng Sapheu 538 Kaeng Song 401 Kaeng Sopha 401 Kaeng Tana National Park 538 Kamphaeng Phet 411-14, 412 Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park 411 Kamphaeng Phet National Museum 413 Kamphaeng Phet Province 411-14 Kamphaeng Phet Regional Museum 413 Kanchanaburi 208-17, 210 accommodation 214-15 attractions 211-13 cooking courses 213 drinking 215-16 food 215 tourist information 211 travel to/from 216 travel within 216-17 Kanchanaburi Province 207-25, 208 karaoke 214 Karon 681-7, 683 Kata 683-7, 683 kthoey 71, 146 kayaking 738 Ao Nang 697 Kanchanaburi 213-14 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 565 Ko Bulon Leh 729 Ko Chang 260 Ko Samui 591 Krabi 691 Phuket Province 663-4 Railay 702 Kengtung 370 Khamu people 386 Khao Bandai-It caves 550 Khao Chamao/Khao Wong National Park 243-5 Khao Chong Krajok 567 Khao Khitchakut National Park 252 Khao Laem National Park 221 Khao Laem reservoir 223 Khao Lak 653-5 Khao Lak/Lamru National Park 653-4, 86 Khao Luang 630 Khao Luang caves 550 Khao Luang National Park 630-1 Khao Mae Hat 622

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insurance 747 car & motorcycle 766 health 771 International Buddhism Center 325 International Festival of Music & Dance 148 internet access 747 internet resources 21 air tickets 757-9 health 773 Isan, see northeastern Thailand islands, see individual entries under Ko island environments 617 Islam 638 Islamic separatism 638, 576 travel warning 636 violence 28, 39-40 Isthmus of Kra 572 itineraries 22-7 ancient architecture 26 Bangkok 22, 103 beaches 24 for children 27 grand circuit 23 highlights 22 Mekong River 27 mountains 26 northern Thailand 25

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Jao Phraya Lae 472 jataka 63 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park 704 Khao Phloi Waen 251 Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve 671 Khao Phra Wihan 545-6 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 564-6 Khao Sok National Park 582-4, 12 Khao Wang Historical Park 550 Khao Yai National Park 464-6, 12, 88, 92 Kheuan Khao Laem 220 Kheuan Phumiphon 415, 417 Khlong Bangkok Noi 140 Khlong Bangkok Yai 140 Khlong Mon 140 Khmer kingdom 31 khhn 69 Khon Kaen 474-80, 476, 480 Khon Kaen City Museum 476 Khon Kaen National Museum 476 Khun Yuam 433-4 King Buddhalertla Naphalai Memorial Park 190 King Chulalongkorn 34 King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science & Technology 567 King Narai Festival 206 King Ramkhamhaeng 402 King Taksin Park 251 Ko Adang 734 Ko Bulon Leh 729-30 Ko Chang 257-68, 649, 257, 95 accommodation 261-4 activities 259-61 drinking 264-5 food 264-5 travel to/from 267 volunteering 261 Ko Cheuk 725 Ko Ha 714 Ko Hat Wat Tai 534-5 Ko Heh 689 Ko Hin Ngam 734 Ko Hong 705 Ko Jam (Ko Pu) 713-14 Ko Kam Tok 650 Ko Khai 733 Ko Kham 265, 267, 94 Ko Khang Khao 650 Ko Klang 733 Ko Kra 733 Ko Kradan 726 Ko Kret 138 Ko Krok 236 Ko Kut 265, 265-7

Ko Lanta 714-19, 716 accommodation 715-18 activities 715 attractions 714-15 food 718-19 travel to/from 719 travel within 719 Ko Lanta Marine National Park 714 Ko Larn 236 Ko Laun 259 Ko Libong 726 Ko Lipe 733-4 Ko Ma 609-10 Ko Mai Thon 689 Ko Mak 265, 266-7, 313 Ko Man Klang 243 Ko Man Nai 243 Ko Man Nok 243 Ko Man Wichai 236 Ko Muk 724-5 Ko Nang Yuan 623 Ko Ngai 723-4 Ko Panyi 661 Ko Pha-Ngan 604-16, 605, 11 activities 607-8 attractions 607 dangerous drugs 606-7 drinking 615-16 food 614-15 Full Moon parties 615 travel to/from 616 travel within 616 Ko Pha-Ngan waterfalls 607 Ko Phayam 650 Ko Phi Phi Don 705-13, 706, 10 Ko Phi Phi Leh 713 Ko Phing Kan 657, 659 Ko Rang 259, 265 Ko Ratanakosin 107-112, 141-2, 151, 130, 141 Ko Rawi 734 Ko Raya Noi 689 Ko Raya Yai 689 Ko Rayang 265, 267 Ko Rin 236 Ko Rok Nai 714 Ko Sak 236 Ko Saket 243 Ko Samet 243-50, 244, 313 accommodation 246-50 activities 245-50 drinking 248-50 food 248-50 travel to/from 249-50 travel within 250

Ko Samui 584-604, 585, 10, 11, 520 accommodation 592-9, 595, 608-14 activities 589-92 attractions 589 best beaches 586-7 drinking 602-3 entertainment 602-3 food 599-602, 600 tourist information 588 travel to/from 603-4 travel within 604 Ko Si Boya 713-14 Ko Si Chang 230-2 Ko Sing 569 Ko Talabeng 714 Ko Tao 616-26, 617, 520 accommodation 619-23 best dive sites 619 drinking 624-5 food 623-4 travel to/from 625 travel within 625-6 Ko Tarutao 730-3 Ko Tarutao Marine National Park 730-4, 731 Ko Tarutao prison ruins 732 Ko Thalu (Rayong) 243 Ko Thalu (Prachuap Khiri Khan) 569 Ko Waen 725 Ko Wai 259, 267 Ko Yak 259 Ko Yang 734 Ko Yao 689-90 Ko Yo 633 Ko Yo Folklore Museum 633 Krabi 691-4, 692, 695 Krabi Province 690-719, 690, 85 krbi-krbawng 56-7 Ku Den Museum 727 Ku Phra Koh Na 485 Kwian Museum 464

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lacquerware 319, 751 Laem Mae Phim 243 Laem Ngop 256 Laem Singh 675 Laem Son National Park 649-51, 12 Laem Tachi 639 Laem Tanod 718 Laem Thian 622 Lak Meuang (Bangkok) 110 Lak Meuang (Kanchanaburi) 212 lkhon 69

Lampang 344-8, 345 Lampang Province 344-8 Lamphun 342-4 Lamphun Province 342-4 Lan Na Thai kingdom 31-2 Lan Sang National Parks 417 Lang Suan Buddha Image Parade & Boat Race Festival 571 language 781-93 Bangkok slang 157 courses 144-5, 293, 740 emergencies 786 food 82-4 health 785-6 practice 295 legal matters 747-8 lesbian travellers 747 Bangkok 148, 170 Phuket 678 Letongkhu 427 Libong Archipelago Wildlife Reserve 726 l-keh 70 Lingam Shrine 146 literature 72-4, see also books Lo Po Falls 732 local transport 767 Loei 502-4, 503 Loei Province 501-10, 502 Loi Krathong 148, 203, 294, 406, 437 Lom Sak 401-2 Lonely Beach 263 Lonely Planet Foundation 99 Lopburi 203-7, 204 accommodation 206-7 attractions 205-6 food 207 travel to/from 207 travel within 207 Lopburi Museum 205 Lopburi Province 203-7 Lu Du Falls 732 Lum Nam Kong National Park 433 Lumphini 136-8, 146, 154-5, 164, 168, 127 Lumphini Park 146, 127, 311 Lumphini Stadium 173 luk thng 67

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M R Kukrit Pramoj House 137-8 Mae Aw 441-2 Mae Hong Son 434-40, 434 Mae Hong Son Province 429-51, 430 Mae La-Na 442

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Mae Nam Chao Phraya 85, 140 Mae Nam Song Si 538 Mae Sa 327-8 Mae Sai 365-8, 366 Mae Salong (Santikhiri) 361-4 Mae Sariang 429-33, 431 Mae Sot 417-23, 415, 418 Mae Taeng 328 Maesa Elephant Camp 328, 316 Maha Viravong National Museum 457-8 Mahachai Shortline 189 malaria 775-6 Mango Bay 729 mangroves 93 maps 748 marine national parks 94-9, 97 Ang Thong Marine National Park 589, 10 Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park 659-60 best marine national parks 86 Ko Lanta Marine National Park 714 Ko Tarutao Marine National Park 730-4, 731 Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park 227, 258, 259, 265, 94 Similan Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Similan National Park) 655-6, 87 Surin Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Surin National Park) 651-2 markets 80-1, 5, see also individual entries under Talat amulet market 109-10 Bangkok 177-9 Banglamphu Market 178 Chatchai Market 562 Chatuchak Weekend Market 178, 7 Chiang Mai Gate Night Market 318 Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 317 floating (Bangkok) 188 flower (Chiang Mai) 318 JJ Market 318 Khlong Toey Market 178 Mae Sot 421 Nakhon Kasem 178 night markets (Chiang Mai) 305-6 Pak Khlong Market 178 Patpong Night Market 179 Phahurat Market 134, 178, 310 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

Pratunam Market 178 Sampeng Lane 178 Saturday Walking Street 284 Soi Lalaisap 178 Suan Lum Night Bazaar 176 Sunday Walking Street 284, 6 Talat Phahonyothin 179 Th Khao San Market 179 Th Sukhumvit Market 179 That Phanom 514 Thewet Market 178 tourist (Bangkok) 179 water buffalo & cattle market (San Pa Thong) 336 martial arts, see krbi-krbawng and muay thai (Thai boxing) massage, Thai Bangkok 139 Chiang Mai 292 courses 145, 293, 741 Ko Pha-Ngan 608 Ko Samui 591-2 Ko Tao 618-19 Pai 447 Phuket 665 mt-mi 473 Matsayit Chiang Mai 288 mw lam 67, 484 mwn khwan 527 measures 735 media 57-8 radio 134, 735 medical services 774, see also health meditation 143-5 courses 109, 143-5, 293, 740-1 International Buddhism Center 325 International Buddhist Meditation Centre 109 retreats 337 Tham Yai Phrik Vipassana Monastery 231 Wat Pa Nanachat 535 Wat Suan Mokkhaphalaram 582 Mekong River 27, 86 Mengla 370-1 Meru Boromathat 462 Mit Chao Paya 140 mobile phones 752 Moken village 652 Mon people 223 money 19, 748-9, see also inside front cover Monkey Festival 206 monkeys 89, 203, 89 Mor Hin Khao 473

mosques Matsayit Chiang Mai 288 motorcycle travel 764-6 driving licence 764 hire & purchase 764-6 insurance 766 road distances 765 to/from Thailand 759 within Thailand 764-6 Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park 227, 258, 259, 265, 94 Muang Boran (Ancient City) 190-1 muay thai (Thai boxing) 56, 72, 310 Bangkok 173-4 Chiang Mai 291 courses 144, 293, 740 Hua Hin 559 Mae Sot 420 Mukdahan 528-30, 529 Mukdahan National Park 530-1 Mukdahan Province 526-31 mummified monk 589 museums & galleries, see also historical parks About Studio/About Caf 136 Ajahn Cha Museum 535 Ajahn Fan Ajaro Museum 526 Art & Culture Museum 476 Ban Chiang National Museum 489 Ban Kamthieng 138 Ban Kao Neolithic Museum 218 Bangkok Doll Factory & Museum 145 Bangkok Sculpture Center 136 Bangkok University Art Gallery 136 Chantharakasem National Museum 198 Chao Sam Phraya National Museum 198 Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre 287 Chiang Mai National Museum 287 Chiang Mai University Art Museum 288 Chiang Saen National Museum 372 Childrens Discovery Museum 145 Chulalongkorn Art Centre 136 Erawan Museum 190 Hall of Opium 374 Hariphunchai National Museum 342 Hellfire Pass Memorial 218-19 Hilltribe Museum & Education Center 353 House of Opium 374

Jeath War Museum 212 Kamphaeng Phet National Museum 413 Kamphaeng Phet Regional Museum 413 Khon Kaen City Museum 476 Khon Kaen National Museum 476 Ko Yo Folklore Museum 633 Ku Den Museum 727 Kwian Museum 464 Lopburi Museum 205 M R Kukrit Pramoj House 137-8 Maha Viravong National Museum 457-8 Museum of World Insects & Natural Wonders 295 Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum 627 Nan National Museum 386-9 Nan Riverside Gallery 393 National Gallery (Bangkok) 111-12 National Museum (Bangkok) 111 Nong Khai Museum 494 Phimai National Museum 461-2 Phu Wiang Museum 481 Play Gallery 136 Queens Gallery 136 Ramkhamhaeng National Museum 404 Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum 237 Roi Et National Museum 482 Royal Barges National Museum 111 Royal Elephant Museum 133 Sangkhalok Museum 405 Sawanworanayok Museum 410 Sbun-Nga Textile Museum 288 Sergeant Major Thawee Folk Museum 396 Silpakorn University Art Gallery 136 Songkhla National Museum 632 Songkran Niyosane Forensic Medicine Museum 146 Surin National Museum 543 Tadu Contemporary Art 136 Thai Human Imagery Museum 186 Thailand Creative & Design Center 138 Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 211 Tribal Museum 287 Ubon Cultural Center 534 Ubon National Museum 532-3

Udon Thani Provincial Museum 487 Vongburi House 381 WWII museum 212 music 66-9 International Festival of Music & Dance 148 mw lam 67, 484 resources 68 Muu Ko Klang 733 Myanmar 224-5 Myawadi (Myanmar) 424-6

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N
Na Thon 587, 588 Naga fireballs 495 Nai Han 687-8, 687 Nai Lert Park 146 Nakhon Pathom 186-8 Nakhon Phanom 510-13, 511 Nakhon Phanom Province 510-15 Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) 456-61, 456-7 Nakhon Ratchasima Province 455-66, 461 Nakhon Si Thammarat 627-30, 628 Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum 627 Nakhon Si Thammarat Province 626-31 Naklua 234, 238, 239, 233 Nam Nao National Park 481-2 Nam Tok Haew Suwat 465 Nam Tok Huay Luang 540 Nam Tok Huay Sadeh 704 Nam Tok Huay To 704 Nam Tok Jae Sawn 349 Nam Tok Karom 630 Nam Tok Khlong Haeng 704 Nam Tok Khlong Plu 260 Nam Tok Krung Ching 630 Nam Tok Mae Surin 433 Nam Tok Mae Ya Pa 417 Nam Tok Mo Paeng 445 Nam Tok Monthathon 327 Nam Tok Pa On La-Oe 540 Nam Tok Pha Charoen 425 Nam Tok Pha That 220 Nam Tok Phlio National Park 252 Nam Tok Phu Tham Phra 530 Nam Tok Sai Yok Yai 219 Nam Tok Sakhunothayan 401 Nam Tok Silaphet 393 Nam Tok Soi Sawan 539 Nam Tok Than Mayom 260 Nam Tok Than Thip 500

Nam Tok Than Thong 500 Nam Tok Thararak 425 Nam Tok Thilawsu 426, 519 Nam Tok Tho Thip 553 Namdhari Sikh Temple 289 Nan 386-91, 387 Nan boat races 389 Nan National Museum 386-8 Nan Province 383-93, 384 Nan Riverside Gallery 393 Nang Rong 466-8 nng 70-1 Narathiwat 640 Narathiwat Province 640-1 Natayasala 172 national disaster warning system 645 National Gallery (Bangkok) 111-12 National Museum (Bangkok) 111 national parks & reserves 89, 94-9, 97, see also marine national parks, wildlife sanctuaries & reserves and parks & gardens Chae Son National Park 349 Chaloem Ratanakosin National Park 221 deforestation 96-7, 96 Doi Inthanon National Park 337 Doi Khun Tan National Park 343 Doi Phu Kha National Park 391 Doi Suthep-Pui National Park 325-7 entrance fees 736 Erawan National Park 217, 313 Kaeng Krachan National Park 553-4 Kaeng Tana National Park 538 Khao Chamao/Khao Wong National Park 243-5 Khao Khitchakut National Park 252 Khao Laem National Park 221 Khao Lak/Lamru National Park 653-4, 86 Khao Luang National Park 630-1 Khao Phanom Bencha National Park 704 Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve 671 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 564-6 Khao Sok National Park 582-4, 12 Khao Yai National Park 464-6, 12, 88, 92 Ko Chang 258, 95 Ko Samet 243-50 Laem Son National Park 649-51, 12 Lan Sang National Parks 417 Lum Nam Kong National Park 433

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813

national parks & reserves continued Mukdahan National Park 530-1 Nam Nao National Park 481-2 Nam Tok Phlio National Park 252 Pang Sida National Park 269 Pha Taem National Park 539 Phu Chong Nayoi National Park 540-1 Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park 400-1, 400 Phu Kradung National Park 504-5 Phu Phan National Park 526 Phu Reua National Park 505 Phu Wiang National Park 481 Prasat Khao Phra Wihan National Park 545-6, 8 Sai Yok National Park 219-20, 219 Si Nakharin National Park 221 Taksin Maharat National Park 417 Tat Ton National Park 473 Tham Phah Tup Forest Reserve 392 Tham Pla National Park 441 Than Bokkharani National Park 704-5 Thap Lan National Park 269 Thong Pha Phum National Park 221 Thung Salaeng Luang National Park 401 National Peace-Keeping Council (NPKC) 37-8 National Theatre (Bangkok) 172 newspapers 735 Nong Bua 392 Nong Han 525 Nong Khai 491-8, 489, 492-493 Nong Khai Museum 494 Nong Khai Province 491-501 Nonzee Nimibutr 71

O
October 14 Memorial 113 Old Highway (212) 531 opening hours 738-9 opium 442 Hall of Opium 374 House of Opium 374 orchids 485, 93 Oriental Hotel (Bangkok) 155

P
Pa La-U Noi 553 Pa La-U Yai 553 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

Pack of Cards Bridge 219 Padaung people 436, 518 Pai 445, 446 paintball 608 painting 63-6 Pak Bara 728-9 Pak Thong Chai 464 Pang Sida National Park 269 parasailing 236 parks & gardens, see also national parks & reserves King Buddhalertla Naphalai Memorial Park 190 King Taksin Park 251 Lumphini Park 146, 127, 311 Muang Boran (Ancient City) 190-1 Nai Lert Park 146 Phutthamonthon Park 186 Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens 328 Raman Forest Park 658 Sa Nang Manora Forest Park 658 Sala Kaew Ku sculpture park 493-4 Suan Buak Hat (Buak Hat Park) 289 Thai Bird Garden 396 Thung Si Meuang Park 533 Pasang 343 Patong 676-81, 677, 522, 524 Patravadi Theatre 173 Pattani 639 Pattani Province 639 Pattaya 232-41, 233, 313 accommodation 236 attractions 236 children, travel with 237 drinking 239-40 entertainment 240-1 food 239 for children 237 tourist information 235 travel to/from 241 travel within 241 Payathonzu 224 Pen-Ek Ratanaruang 72 Pha Bong Hot Springs 440 Pha Chu Thong 400 Pha Nang Moem 526 Pha Taem flower field 539 Pha Taem National Park 539 Phae Meuang Phi 383 Phahurat (Bangkok) 134-5, 161-2, 118-19 Phahurat Market 134, 178, 310 Phang-Nga 656-8

Phang-Nga Province 651-60 Phanom Rung Historical Park 468-70, 469, 8 Phetchaburi (Phetburi) 550-3, 551 Phetchaburi Province 550-6 Phi Ta Khon Festival 505, 506, 517 Phimai 461-3, 462 Phimai Festival 462 Phimai Historical Park 461, 517 Phimai National Museum 461-2 Phitsanulok 393-400, 394 Phitsanulok Province 393-402 phonecards 752 photography 749 Phra Chao Hao 205 Phra Jao Than Jai 383 Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair 551 Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park 550 Phra Narai Ratchaniwet 205-6 Phra Pathom Chedi 186 Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni 483 Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan 556 Phra Ratchawang Ban Peun 550-1 Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon 556 Phra Tamnak Phu Phing 326 Phra That Klang Nam 494 Phra That Kong Khao Noi 527 Phra That Luang Chang Kham 380 Phra That Phra Anon 527 Phra That Si Chom Thong 336-7 Phra That Si Songrak 507 Phrae 379-83, 380 Phrae Province 379-83 Phu Chong Nayoi National Park 540-1 Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park 400-1, 400 Phu Khao Thong 199 Phu Khiaw Wildlife Sanctuary 482 Phu Kradung National Park 504-5 Phu Pha Jit 482 Phu Phan National Park 526 Phu Phrabat Historical Park 490-1 Phu Reua National Park 505 Phu Wiang Museum 481 Phu Wiang National Park 481 Phuk Siaw Festival 477 Phuket 665-71, 667, 10, 522 accommodation 668 attractions 666-8 drinking 669 entertainment 669 shopping 669

travel to/from 669-71 travel within 669-71 Phuket Gay Festival 678 Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre 48, 671 Phuket Islands 689 Phuket Province 660-90, 662 accommodation 664-5 best massages 665 medical services 660 Phutthamonthon Park 186 Pi Bird 67 Pirates Falls 734 planning 19-21, see also itineraries holidays 747 medical checklist 772 plants 93, 93, see also individual species politics 28 pollution 98-9, 98 population 52-5 postal services 749 Prachinburi Province 268-71 Prachuap Khiri Khan 566-8, 566 Prachuap Khiri Khan Province 556-70 Prachya Pinkaew 72 Prang Khaek 206 Prang Ku 473 Prang Sam Yot 203, 205-6, 9, 312 Prasat Hin Ban Phluang 542 Prasat Hin Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai 546 Prasat Khao Phra Wihan National Park 545-6, 8 Prasat Meuang Singh 217 Prasat Meuang Singh Historical Park 217 Prasat Meuang Tam 470-1 Prasat Muang Thi 543 Prasat Peuay Noi 481 Prasat Phanom Rung 468-70, 469, 8 Prasat Phimai 461, 517 Prasat Phanomwan 463 Prasat Phumpon 543 Prasat Sa Kamphaeng Noi 546 Prasat Sikhoraphum 542 Prasat Ta Meuan 542 Prasat Ta Meuan Thom 542 Prasat Ta Meuan Toht 542 Pratu Chai 462 Pratu Khong 380 Pratunam (Bangkok) 135-6, 152-4, 162, 128-9 Prem Tinsulanonda 36 Pridi Phanomyong 35 prostitution 41, 240

Pua 393 public holidays 747

Q
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute 137 Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens 328

R
radio 134, 735 Rafflesia kerrii 93, 583 rafting Chiang Mai 332 Mae Hong Son 437 Pai 447 Um Phang 426, 427 Railay 700-4, 10, 523, 524 Rama I 33 Rama IV 33-4 Rama V 34 Rama V Memorial 133-4 Rama VIII 34 Ramakian 72-3 Raman Forest Park 658 Ramayana 63, 72-3 Ramkhamhaeng National Museum 404 Ranong 645-9, 646 Ranong Province 643-51 Ratchadamnoen Stadium 173 rattan 319 Rattana Pestonji 71 Rawai 688-9, 687 Rayong 242-3 Rayong Province 241-50 religion 58-60 Renu Nakhon 513 reptiles 90, 90 Ban Khok Sa-Nga Cobra Village 482 Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute 137 responsible travel 41-8 diving 47, 710 environment 47-8, 99-100 hill-tribe villages 44, 432 island environments 617 local communities 45-6 Lonely Planet Foundation 99 social etiquette 41-5 stopping child-sex tourism 41 supporting local industry 46 Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum 237 river & canal trips Bangkok 140, 182 Chao Phraya Express 138, 140, 183, 7

Chiang Mai 290 Chiang Rai 333-4 Mekong River 372-3 Riverside 124-5, 155-6 rock art Pha Taem National Park 539 Phuket 660 rock climbing 738 Chiang Mai 290 Ko Phi Phi Don 708 Railay 701-2, 524 Rocket Festival (Nong Khai) 495 Rocket Festival (Yasothon) 527 Roi Et 482-5, 483 Roi Et National Museum 482 Roi Et Province 474-85 Royal Barges National Museum 111 Royal Elephant Museum 133

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INDEX

S
Sa Kaew Province 268-71 Sa Nang Manora Forest Park 658 Sa Phra Nang 701 samlw 152 safe travel border crossings 741-2 bus travel 764 car & motorcycle travel 766 diving 737 hitching 766 scams 107, 177, 578, 742-3 women travellers 741 Sai Ngam 462 Sai Yok National Park 219-20, 219 Sai Yok Noi Waterfall 218 Sakon Nakhon 515-26, 516 Sakon Nakhon Province 515-26 Sala Kaew Ku sculpture park 493-4 Sala Mai Thai 480 Sala Rim Nam 173 Sam Po Kong (Zheng He) 198-9 Samnak Song Nai Han 687 Samnak Song Phu Pha Baen 509 Samnak Song Tham Pha Plong 329 Samoeng 327-8 Samut Prakan 190-1 Samut Sakhon 188-9 Samut Songkhram 189-90 San Jao Phaw Khao Yai Chinese Temple 231 San Kamphaeng 334-6 San Pa Thong 336 San Phra Isuan 413 San Phra Kan 203 Sanam Luang 110-11

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I n d e x ( S -T )

Index ( T )

815

Sandstone Reclining Buddha image 464 Sangkhalok Museum 405 Sangkhlaburi 222-4 accommodation 224 attractions 222-3 food 224 travel to/from 224 Sangkhom 499-500 Sanjao Pu-ya Chinese Temple 487 Sao Ching-Cha 132 Sao Din 392-3 Sathon (Bangkok) 154-5, 168, 124-5 Satun 726-8, 727 Satun Province 726-34 Saturday Walking Street 284 Sawankhalok Kilns 410 Sawanworanayok Museum 410 swngthew 767 swngthew mafia 324 Sbun-Nga Textile Museum 288 scams 107, 742-3 cheap tickets 578 gems 177 sculpture 63-6 Segway tours 147-8 Sergeant Major Thawee Folk Museum 396 shadow puppets 70-1, 629 shopping 749-51 art 318 bargaining 750 language 787-8 Shrine of the Serene Light 666 Si Nakharin National Park 221 Si Saket 544-7, 540 Si Saket Province 541-7 Si Satchanalai-Chaliang Historical Park 408, 409 Siam Ocean World 145 Siam Square & Pratunam (Bangkok) 135-6, 152-4, 162, 128-9 Siam World Cup windsurfing championships 672 silk 751 Ban Khwao Sinarin 542 Ban Tha Sawang 541 Chansoma 541 Jim Thompsons house 135 Pak Thong Chai 464 Sala Mai Thai 480 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

Silk Development Centre 472 Silk Fair (Khon Kaen) 477 Silk Development Centre 472 Silk Fair (Khon Kaen) 477 Silom (Bangkok) 136-8, 154-5, 162-4, 168, 124-5, 127 Silpakorn University 112 silverwork Ban Chok 542 Chiang Mai 319 Lampang 345 Similan Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Similan National Park) 655-6, 87 Sip-Et Chan 583 Sirindhorn Arts Centre 503 skytrain 184-5 smoking 168 snakes, see reptiles snorkelling 737-8, see also diving Ao Nang 697 Ko Bulon Leh 729 Ko Chang 259-60 Ko Kra 733 Ko Lanta 715 Ko Muk 724 Ko Pha-Ngan 607-8 Ko Phi Phi Don 707-8 Ko Rawi 734 Ko Samui 589-91, 10 Ko Si Chang 231 Ko Sing 569 Ko Tao 618 Ko Thalu 569 Phuket Province 661-3 Railay 702 Rawai 688 Similan Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Similan National Park) 655-6, 87 Surin Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Surin National Park) 652 So Setabutra 732 social etiquette 41-5 soccer 57 Songkhla 631-4, 521 Songkhla National Museum 632 Songkhla Province 631-9 Songkran Festival 746 Bangkok 148 Chiang Mai 294 Khon Kaen 477 Nong Khai 495 Three Pagodas Pass 225

Songkran Niyosane Forensic Medicine Museum 146 Sonthi Boonyaratglin 40 Sop Ruak 374 Soppong 443 southern violence, see Islamic separatism spas Bangkok 139-40 Chiang Mai 292 Ko Samui 591-2 Ko Tao 618-19 Krabi 691 Phuket 665 spirits 79 sports 56-7, see also individual sports Sri Gurusingh Sabha 135 Sri Racha 227, 229-30, 230 Suan Buak Hat (Buak Hat Park) 289 Suan Lum Night Bazaar 176 Suan Wang Kaew 243 subway (metro) 185 Sukhothai 402-8, 403 Sukhothai Historical Park 403, 404, 9, 518 Sukhothai kingdom 31-2 Sukhothai Province 402-11 Sukhumvit (Bangkok) 138, 156-8, 165-6, 168-9, 122-3 Sunday Walking Street 284, 6 Sungai Kolok 640-1 Sunlight Beach 733 Sunset Beach 733 Surat Thani 578-82, 579 Surat Thani Province 578-626 surfing 684, 685 Surin 541-4, 522 Surin Annual Elephant Roundup 541 Surin Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Surin National Park) 651-2 Surin National Museum 543 Surin Province 541-7 Suvarnabhumi International Airport 179-80

T
Tachileik 370 Tai Dam people 509 tailors Bangkok 179 Chiang Mai 317-18 Tak 415-17, 415, 416 Tak Province 414-29, 519 tkrw 57 Taksin Maharat National Park 417

Taksin, Phraya 33 Talat Hua Dong 379 Talat Kamthieng 318 Talat Klang Dong Sang Kaw 526 Talat Rong Kleua 271 Talat San Pa Khoi 318 Talat Thanin 318 Talat Thiphanet 318 Talat Ton Phayom 318 Talat Warorot 318, 314 talipot palm tree 269 Tamnak Kheo 472 Tat Ton National Park 473 telephone services 751-2 temple etiquette 42 temples, see also individual entries under Prasat and Wat Devi Mandir Chiang Mai 289 Namdhari Sikh Temple 289 Sanjao Pu-ya Chinese Temple 487 San Jao Phaw Khao Yai Chinese Temple 231 Tham Yai Phrik Vipassana Monastery 231 Tiger Temple 218, 100 textiles 751, see also silk Bangkok 175-6 Chiang Mai 320 mt-mi 473 Tha Bo 499 Tha Dan 657 Tha Pai Hot Springs 446-7 Tha Thewet 146 Tha Ton 331-3 Thai Bird Garden 396 Thai boxing, see muay thai Thai Canal 572 Thai Elephant Conservation Centre 348-9 Thai Human Imagery Museum 186 Thai L people 385 Thai massage, see massage, Thai Thai Rak Thai 39-40, 57 Thailand Creative & Design Center 138 Thailand Cultural Centre 173 Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 211 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge 492 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge (2) 531 Thaksin Shinawatra 28, 39, 40, 57-8 Thaleh Sap Neua 393 Tham Bua Bok 589 Tham Chao Mai 725 Tham Chiang Dao 329, 316 Tham Daowadung 220 Tham Erawan 505

Tham Hua Kalok 705 Tham Jara-Khe 732 Tham Kaew 564 Tham Khao Maikaeo 715 Tham Khao Pheung 704 Tham Lawt 705 Tham Lot 444-5 Tham Luang 368, 393 Tham Mae La-Na 442-3 Tham Morakot 724 Tham Nam Lang 444 Tham Nam Thalu 583 Tham Pha Thai 349 Tham Phah Tup Forest Reserve 392 Tham Phra Nang 700 Tham Phra Nang Nai 701 Tham Phra That 217 Tham Phraya Nakhon 564 Tham Pla 368 Tham Pla National Park 441 Tham Pratuchai 630 Tham Pum 368 Tham Sa Yuan Thong 705 Tham Sai 564 Tham Saowapha 231 Tham Si Ru 583 Tham Takube 427 Tham Wang Badan 217 Tham Yai Phrik Vipassana Monastery 231 Than Bokkharani National Park 704-5 Than Fa Mue Daeng 531 Than Kloy 583 Than Sawan 583 Thao Suranari Festival 458 Thao Suranari Memorial 458 Thap Lan National Park 269 That Phanom 513-15, 514 That Phanom Festival 514 That Phanom market 514 theatre 69-71 mw lam 67, 484 theft 744 Thewet 151 Thewet Market 178 Thonburi (Bangkok) 107-112, 151, 130 Thong Pha Phum 220-2 Thong Pha Phum National Park 221 Thong Sala 609 Three Pagodas Pass 224-5 Thung Salaeng Luang National Park 401 Thung Si Meuang Park 533

Thung Yai & Huay Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary 221 Tiger Temple 218, 100 tigers 92, 218, 100 time 752 tipping 749 Toe-Boo Cliff 732 toilets 752-3 tourist information 753 tours 767-8, see also individual locations Segway 147-8 touts 743-4 train travel 759 rail routes 762 to/from Thailand 759 within Thailand 768-70 Trang 720-3, 721 coffeeshops 724 Trang beaches & islands 723-6 Trang Province 719-26, 720 Trat 253-6, 254 Trat Province 253-68, 253 trekking 738, see also elephant trekking Ban Mae Waen 433 best national parks 89 Chiang Mai 332 Chiang Rai 354, 356-7 Kanchanaburi 213-14 Kaeng Krachan National Park 553-4 Khao Luang National Park 631 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 564-6 Ko Chang 260 Ko Pha-Ngan 608 Mae Hong Son 435 northern Thailand 356-7 Pai 447 planning 356-7 Similan Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Similan National Park) 656, 87 Surin Islands Marine National Park (Mu Ko Surin National Park) 652 Um Phang 427 Tribal Museum 287 tsunami (2004) 28, 39 Ko Phi Phi 705-7 volunteering 48, 709 tk-tk 152, 185-6 Turtle Conservation Centre 243 TV 735 Two Colour River 538

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816

Index (U-W)

Index (W-Z)

817

U
Ubon Cultural Center 534 Ubon National Museum 532-3 Ubon Ratchathani 532-8, 533, 540 Ubon Ratchathani Province 532-41 Udon Thani 485-9, 486, 489 Udon Thani Province 485-91 Udon Thani Provincial Museum 487 Udorn Sunshine Nursery 485-7 Um Phang 424-9, 425 Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary 425 umbrellas 320, 315 INDEX

V
vacations 747 vaccinations 771-3 vegetarian travellers 81-2, 159 Vegetarian Festival 80, 148, 668, 522 Vichit Kounavudhi 71 video 749 video systems 735 Viking Cave 713 Vimanmek Teak Mansion 133 vipassana 695 visas 753-4, see also passports volunteer work 45-6, 48 Burmese refugees & migrants 422 conservation 99-100, 543 dogs 591 education 45-6, 223-4, 448, 543 elephants 236, 349 health 543 hill tribes 45, 354-5 post-tsunami restoration 48, 709 orphanages 223-4, 236, 495 wildlife 48, 99-100, 423, 560 Vongburi House 381

W
Waley 423-4 walking, see trekking Wang Kha 222 Wang Suan Phakkat 138-9 Wat Arun 110 Wat Atsadangnimit 231 Wat Ayuthaya 200 Wat Ban Na Muang 534 Wat Benchamabophit 133 Wat Bowonniwet 132 Wat Bupparam 287 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

Wat Chai Wattanaram 199 Wat Chama Thewi 342 Wat Chang Lom (Sukhothai) 405, 9 Wat Chang Lom (Si SatchanalaiChaliang Historical Park) 409 Wat Chang Rawp 413 Wat Chang Rop 405 Wat Chao Chan 410 Wat Chedi Jet Thaew 409 Wat Chedi Luang (Chiang Mai) 284-5 Wat Chedi Luang (Chiang Saen) 372 Wat Chedi Sao 344 Wat Chetawan 287 Wat Chiang Man 285 Wat Chiang Yeun 286 Wat Chom Chang 372 Wat Chong Nonsi 139 Wat Chulamani 395-6 Wat Dhammachakra Sema Ram 464 Wat Hin Mak Peng 499 Wat Hua Khuang 389 Wat Hua Wiang 435 Wat Indra 206 Wat Jaeng 534 Wat Jet Yot (Chiang Mai) 285 Wat Jet Yot (Chiang Rai) 352 Wat Jom Sawan 381 Wat Jong Kham 435 Wat Jong Klang 435 Wat Jong Sung 430 Wat Khao Angkhan 471 Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng 409 Wat Khao Sukim 251 Wat Khao Tham 607 Wat Khao Tham Khan Kradai 568 Wat Ku Tao 286 Wat Kudi Dao 200 Wat Lam Duan 494 Wat Lan Khuad 546 Wat Luang 380-1 Wat Luang Ta Bua Yanna Sampanno 218, 100 Wat Maha That 511 Wat Mahathat (Bangkok) 109 Wat Mahathat (Sukhothai) 404, 9 Wat Mahathat (Chiang Khan) 508 Wat Mahawan 287 Wat Maheyong 200 Wat Mangkon Kamalawat 134 Wat Manophirom 531 Wat Na Ka Taewee 491 Wat Na Phra Meru (Phra Mehn) 199 Wat Nakhon Kosa 206

Wat Nang Phaya 395, 409 Wat Neramit Wiphatsana 507 Wat Neua 483 Wat Niwet Thamaprawat 203 Wat Noen Phra Nao 494 Wat Noi Pho Kham 512 Wat Nong Pa Phong 535 Wat Nong Wang Muang 476 Wat Okat Si Bua Ban 511 Wat Pa Ban Tad 491 Wat Pa Klang 508 Wat Pa Nanachat 535 Wat Pa Sak 372 Wat Pa Salawan 458 Wat Pa Sutthawat 515-16 Wat Pa Tak Sua 500 Wat Paramai Yikawat 138 Wat Phakhaopan 372 Wat Phan Tao 286 Wat Phanan Choeng 198 Wat Phet Samut Worawihan 189 Wat Pho 108-9, 309 Wat Pho Chai 494 Wat Phon Chai 507 Wat Phra 414 Wat Phra Baht Ming Meuang 381 Wat Phra Borommathat (Kamphaeng Phet) 413 Wat Phra Borommathat (Ban Tak) 414-15 Wat Phra Kaew 108, 352 Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao 344 Wat Phra Mahathat 197, 628 Wat Phra Narai Maharat 458 Wat Phra Non 381 Wat Phra Phai Luang 405 Wat Phra Phutthabaht Tahk Phah 343 Wat Phra Ram 198 Wat Phra Si Iriyabot 413 Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat (Lopburi) 205 Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat (Phitsanulok) 395 Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat (Sukhothai) 410 Wat Phra Si Sanphet 197, 312 Wat Phra Singh (Chiang Mai) 284, 316 Wat Phra Singh (Chiang Rai) 352 Wat Phra That Bang Phuan 499 Wat Phra That Chae Haeng 388 Wat Phra That Chang Kham 388 Wat Phra That Cho Hae 383 Wat Phra That Choeng Chum 516

Wat Phra That Chom Kitti 372 Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong 352 Wat Phra That Doi Din Kiu (Ji) 419 Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu 435 Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 325, 8, 315 Wat Phra That Doi Wao 365 Wat Phra That Hariphunchai 342 Wat Phra That Lampang Luang 348, 348, 518 Wat Phra That Mae Yen 446 Wat Phra That Narai Jaeng Waeng 516-25 Wat Phra That Nong Bua 534 Wat Phra That Phanom 513-14 Wat Phra That Phra Phutthabaht Bua Bok 490 Wat Phra That Phu Khao 374 Wat Phra That Renu Nakhon 513 Wat Phra That Rueang Rong 546 Wat Phu Tok 500-1, 517 Wat Phuak Hong 287 Wat Phumin 388 Wat Plai Khlong 254 Wat Pongsanuk Tai 344 Wat Prayoon 146 Wat Rajanadda 113 Wat Ratburan 395 Wat Ratburana 197-8 Wat Sa Si 405 Wat Saket 113, 309 Wat Salaloi 458 Wat Sam Prasop 223 Wat San Paolo 206 Wat Sao Thong Thong 206 Wat Saphan Hin 404 Wat Satthatham 190 Wat Si Bunruang 430 Wat Si Chum (Lampang) 344 Wat Si Chum (Sukhothai) 404, 518 Wat Si Khun Meuang 508 Wat Si Mongkhon Tai 528 Wat Si Rong Meuang 344 Wat Si Sawai 405 Wat Si Thep 511 Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram 534 Wat Singh Ta 527 Wat Sisuphan 287 Wat Srimahapo 531 Wat Suan Dok 286, 295 Wat Suan Mokkhaphalaram 582 Wat Suan Tan 389 Wat Supat 534

Wat Suthat 132 Wat Suwankhiri 224 Wat Suwannaram 140 Wat Tan Sai 569 Wat Tha Khaek 508 Wat Tha Ton 332 Wat Tham Khao Noi 213 Wat Tham Khao Pun 212 Wat Tham Mangkon Thong 213 Wat Tham Phah Jom 365 Wat Tham Seua (Kanchanaburi) 213 Wat Tham Seua (Krabi) 694-5, 523 Wat Tham Suwankhuha 658-9 Wat Tham Wua Sunyata 442 Wat Thammikaram 567 Wat Thammikarat 198 Wat That 476 Wat Thung Si Meuang 534 Wat To Phae 433 Wat Ton Laeng 393 Wat Traimit 134 Wat Trapang Thong 405 Wat Tritosathep Mahawarawihan 132 Wat Tung Sawang 494 Wat U Mong 286 Wat Wang Wiwekaram 222 Wat Wattanaram 419 Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon 200 Wat Yai Chom Prasat 189 Wat Yod Kaeo Sivichai 528 water hyacinths 175 waterfalls, see also entries under Nam Tok Erawan Falls 217, 313 Ko Pha-Ngan waterfalls 607 Lo Po Falls 732 Lu Du Falls 732 Pirates Falls 734 Sai Yok Noi waterfall 218 watersports, see individual entries weather 19, 739 weddings 729 Wehat Chamrun Palace 203 weights 735 Wiang Kum Kam 289 Wihaan Mongkhon Bophit 197 Wihan Nam Taem 348 Wihan Phra Phut 348 Wihan Ton Kaew 348 wildlife 88-93, 89, 99, see also individual animals & plants

wildlife sanctuaries & reserves, see also national parks & reserves, marine national parks Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve 671 Libong Archipelago Wildlife Reserve 726 Phu Khiaw Wildlife Sanctuary 482 Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre 48, 671 Thung Yai & Huay Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary 221 Turtle Conservation Centre 243 Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary 425 wildlife watching Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 565 Khao Yai National Park 465, 92 windsurfing 738 Pattaya 236 Siam World Cup windsurfing championships 672 wine 79 Chateau de Loei Winery 507 Winter Fair 294 Wisit Sasanatieng 72 Withun Thatsana 203 women travellers 754 health 779 safety 741 wood carvings 320 WWII 34-5 cemetery 211, 212 museums 209, 212

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Y
Yala 637-9 Yala Province 637-9 Yasothon 526-8 Yasothon Province 526-31 yoga Bangkok 141 Chiang Mai 294 Ko Pha-Ngan 608 Ko Samui 591-2 Pai 447-8 Yunnan Province (China) 275, 378

Z
zoos, see also wildlife sanctuaries & reserves Chiang Mai Zoo 288 Dusit Zoo 145

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