Lonely Planet’s New Guides to Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore – and more
This month, global travel authority Lonely Planet has released new editions of four of its most popular Southeast Asian guides – including the 30th Anniversary Edition of the world’s biggest-selling guide to Thailand.
Thailand (14th Edition), Vietnam (11th Edition), Singapore (9th Edition) and Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand (3rd Edition) are all published in Lonely Planet’s new-look, easier-to-read format, featuring more colour photos, clearer maps, and expanded planning tools.
As with all Lonely Planet guides, these new editions are authored by independent experts who visit the places they write about, never accept freebies, and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.
Thailand (14th Edition)
AU$44.99 / NZ$55
This 30th Anniversary Edition of the “number one best-selling guide to Thailand*” (*source: Nielsen BookScan, Australia, UK and USA, Jan-Oct 2011) features: 37 weeks of in-depth research, 150+ temples, 245 bowls of noodles consumed and 3,219 km of coastline.
“Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand beams with a lustrous hue from its gaudy temples and golden beaches to the ever-comforting Thai smile.” – China Williams, Coordinating Author
Vietnam (11th Edition)
AU$39.99 / NZ$50
Featuring: 3,444 km of spectacular coastline, 24 weeks of in-depth research, 504 bottles of bia hoi consumed and 168 bowls of noodles eaten.
“Blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald-green mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all.” – Iain Stewart, Coordinating Author
Singapore (9th Edition)
AU$34.99 / NZ$45
Featuring: Two expert authors, 77 days on-the-ground research, 200 eating and nightlife reviews, 90 shopping reviews and 45 durians consumed.
“This perennial stopover city is constantly reinventing itself as a destination in its own right, jostling for the position of top dog among Asia’s – even the world’s – best cities.” – Shawn Low, Coordinating Author
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand (3rd Edition)
AU$41.99 / NZ$55
Featuring: 11 expert authors, 4,909 km of winding river, 180+ temples and 56 weeks of in-depth research.
“The Mekong. It’s an exotic name guaranteed to fire up the imagination. Riding high on the global hotlist, the region is home to such iconic sights as Angkor Wat, Halong Bay and Luang Prabang.” – Nick Ray, Coordinating Author
Thailand (14th Edition), Vietnam (11th Edition), Singapore (9th Edition) and Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand (3rd Edition) are available now from all good bookstores and lonelyplanet.com.