"Not all who wander are lost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien

"Down-to-earth, accurate information for every budget, enthusiastically written. An invaluable companion."

Travel & Leisure

"As usual the guide-book standard is set by Lonely Planet."


"The best guidebook by far is the Lonely Planet. It is written by Joe Cummings, who has been traveling around Thailand for more than 20 years, exploring every nook and cranny, and its material and judgements are correspondingly authoritative."

Pico Ayer, Conde Nast Traveler

""Cummings knows his way around this country like a Buddhist monk knows his way around a temple. Altogether delightful reading for anyone planning a trip to this part of the world."

Toronto Star

"The best all-around guidebook for traveling in Thailand."


"An excellent, detailed guide to this beguiling country."

Vancouver Sun

"Concise, to the point and very interesting from start to finish. This is the intelligent man's key to enjoying Thailand."

Modern Gladiator's Journal

"The bible of the backpacking set."

Seattle Times

"Few travel writers are as qualified to cover Thailand as Joe Cummings."

International Travel Network

"Highly recommended for both first-time and repeat visitors."

International Travel News

"A staple in the backpacks of Asian adventurers."

Greensboro News & Record

"One of those rare travel guides written with such care and insight [it] deserves listing as literature."

American Geographical Society

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