Buddhist Kingdom at the Heart of Southeast Asia

By Narisa Chakrabongse (Author)


Format Hardcover




Buddhist Kingdom at the Heart of Southeast Asia

by Narisa Chakrabongse
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Thailand is a stunning collection of images celebrating one of the most exciting countries on Earth.
Thailand is renowned for food, beaches, friendly people, and a relaxed lifestyle. With 40,000 temples throughout the country and 97 percent of the population being Theravada Buddhists, the religion pervades everyday life. From the sophistication of modern Bangkok to the ruins of the ancient Hindu temples at Prasat Hin Phimai and Muang Tham, from the beaches of Koh Samui and Cha-am to the mountains of Chiang Mai to verdant national parks such as Kaeng Krachan, Thailand tours the country's most interesting destinations, region by region. Each area is very different, from the mountainous north and northeast to the glorious beaches in the east, west and south. Thailand is a biodiversity hotspot, and the national parks are a lesser-known delight. Featuring both street and floating markets, elephant rides and journeys by tuk-tuk, idyllic beaches, ancient cities and historic temples, Thailand shows just how much there is to explore.

Narisa Chakrabongse is part Thai and has lived much of her life in Thailand, where she owns and runs River Books, publishing on the art, culture, and history of Southeast Asia and, in particular, Thailand. She also lectures on Thai art and history, translates from Thai into English, and has co-curated four exhibitions in London, Leicester, and Thailand entitled “Siam Through the Lens of John Thomson, 1864–65.”

Pub Date: 11/15/2022

ISBN: 9781838862343

Price: $29.99 / $38.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 224 pages, 200 color photos

Trim: 11.4 x 8.37 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Travel / Travel Pictorials

Publisher: Amber Books

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