Exploring Bangkok: An Architectural And Historical Guidebook by Ward, Robin
This book has eight tours, some walkable, others by skytrain, metro and Chao Phraya riverboat, which make sense of the city's complexity and reveal its variety of outstanding buildings, from the breathtaking to the bizarre. This is the perfect companion for curious visitors, architectural enthusiasts, designers and residents.
22 Walks In Bangkok: Exploring The City's Historic Back Lanes And Byways by Barrett, Kenneth
Take a series of unforgettable strolls down the back lanes of historic Bangkok! This book helps you discover hidden gems found throughout the city by presenting each neighborhood as a distinct village--explaining how it evolved, and describing its historic landmarks in detail. Ken Barrett introduces the important temples, churches, shrines and mosques in loving detail, sketching their history and distinctive features.
Thailand's Best Street Food: The Complete Guide Tostreetside Dining In Bangkok, Chiang Mai Phuket And Other Areas by Chawadee Nualkhair
For many visitors, traveling to Thailand means one thing: enjoying the delicious street food. In "Thailand's Best Street Food," freelance writer and food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair details everything that visitors need to know to track down the most delectable dishes--no matter where they are hidden.
Most people think Bangkok is the only place to find great Thai street food, but Nualkhair ate her way across the country and found incredible food stalls everywhere, from Phuket in the south to Chiang Mai in the north. Even seasoned travelers may find it difficult to identify the best venues--never mind figuring out how and what to order. Fortunately for anyone bound for Thailand, Nualkhair draws on her vast experience to provide essential tips on locating food stalls in cities across the country, including: Directions on how to find a particular stallStreet maps for each sectorEach stall's specialtyServing options, beverages, and notable extrasWhether or not seating is availableInformation on bathroom facilitiesAs an added bonus, Nualkhair includes recipes for the 12 most popular Thai street food dishes adapted for the Western kitchen. Thai street food is one of today's hottest food trends, and "Thailand's Best Street Food" makes it easy for foodies to savour incredible Thai food--wherever their travels take them.
Toms & Dees: Transgender Identity And Female Same-Sex Relationship In Thailand by Sinnott, Megan J.
A vibrant, growing, and highly visible set of female identities has emerged in Thailand known as tom and dee. A tom refers to a masculine woman who is sexually involved with a feminine partner, or dee. The patterning of female same-sex relationships into masculine and feminine pairs, coupled with the use of English-derived terms to refer to them, is found throughout East and Southeast Asia. Have the forces of capitalism facilitated the dissemination of Western-style gay and lesbian identities throughout the developing world as some theories of transnationalism suggest? Is the emergence of toms and dees over the past twenty-five years a sign that this has occurred in Thailand? Megan Sinnott engages these issues by examining the local culture and historical context of female same-sex eroticism and female masculinity in Thailand. Drawing on a broad spectrum of anthropological literature, Sinnott situates Thai tom and dee subculture within the global trend of increasingly hybridized sexual and gender identities.
Third Sex, The: Kathoey-Thailand's Ladyboys by Totman, Richard
The Kathoey, Thailand's Ladyboys, have long been part of Thailand's cultural landscape. Richard Totman introduces three ladyboys, and follows their development towards becoming fully fledged kathoey. Placing their lives in the context of the cultural, historical, religious, biological and psychological aspects of trans-gender. The kathoey serve as part of a wider discussion on trans-gender, and the presence of 'third-sex' groups in many ancient communities, originating in beliefs that pre-date doctrinaire religion. If the existence of a 'third sex' is a universal norm, is Western society repressed while the Thais represent a norm in nature?
Mien Relations: Mountain People And State Control In Thailand by Jonsson, Hjorleifur
Thailand's hill tribes have been the object of anthropological research, cultural tourism, and government intervention for a century, in large part because these groups are held to have preserved distinctive ethnic traditions despite their contacts with "modern" culture. Hjorleifur Jonsson rejects the conventional notion that the worlds of traditional peoples are being transformed or undone by the forces of modernity. Among the Mien people of northern Thailand he finds a complex highlander identity that has been shaped by a thousand years of interaction in a multi-ethnic contact zone.
Lonely Planet: Thailand by
Lonely Planet Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample the nightlife of Bangkok, explore the World Heritage temple ruins at Ayuthaya, or indulge in a beachfront Thai massage on a coral-fringed island; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!
Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes From The Thai Home Kitchen by Leela Punyaratabandhu
Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics--from the rising star behind the blog "She Simmers." In her much-anticipated debut cookbook, Leela shares her favorite recipes for classic Thai fare, including beloved family recipes, popular street food specialties, and iconic dishes from Thai restaurant menus around the world. All of Leela's recipes have been tested and tweaked to ensure that even the busiest cook can prepare them at home.
Phantom Lover And Other Thrilling Tales Of Thailand, The by Algie, Jim
These eight imaginative short stories are set in a Thailand where the real and the unreal mingle. There are elements of black magic and witchcraft, backpackers and multi-millionaires, serial killers and Buddhist devotees, frenetic urban life and sleepless boredom.
Isan Writers, Thai Literature: Writing And Regionalism In Modern Thailand by Platt, Martin B.
Regional characteristics and regional language feature prominently in discussions of Thai identity, but there is little mention of regional literatures. In northeastern Thailand's Isan region, authors arite primarily in Thai, but it is possible nonetheless to identify an Isan literature, which played a significant and at times pivotal role in the development of Thai literature in the second half of the 20th century, as authors grappled with how their origins and experiences related to the Thai centre. Martin Platt's account of Isan literature is an important first step toward a broader study of regional literatures in Thailand, and shapes a model that has relevance for examining literary works in other Asian countries.
Thai Transience by
Thai Transience showcases paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos by leading Thai artists. Inspiration behind these pieces are drawn from traditional artefacts and art objects from local museums and religious sites within Thailand, showing how Thai contemporary artists continue to create new expressions responding to their heritage and faith. This exhibition catalogue offers a unique perspective of Thai art-making that traverses the categories of traditional, modern and contemporary art, from both emerging and senior Thai contemporary artists such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Bussaraporn Thongchai, Chokchai Tukpoe, Chusak Srikwan, Dow Wasiksiri, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Phatyos Buddhacharoen, Rikrit Tiravanija, Thawan Duchanee and Yuree Kensaku. A suitable publication for both researchers and art lovers, Thai Transience is also an ideal reference tool for exploring the art of Southeast Asia.
State And Uncivil Society In Thailand At The Temple Of Preah Vihear by Pawakapan, Puangthong R.
Since it began in 2008, the dispute over the temple of Preah Vihear and its adjacent area has envenomed Thai-Cambodian relations. Puangthong R. Pawakapan argues that initially Thai-Cambodian cooperation on the temple had begun within the framework of Thailand's strategy to become a regional economic centre and leader. It was the first time in Southeast Asia that two formerly antagonistic states were employing cultural methods to settle a territorial dispute and turned it into a symbol of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. But the ultra-nationalist movement derailed this essay in cooperation. Instead, the temple became a symbol of hatred between the two countries. The ultra-nationalists' success has to be attributed to the support it enjoyed from various civic groups and institutions.
Issaya Siamese Club Cookbook: Innovative Thai Cuisine By Chef Ian Kittichai by Cummings, Joe
This beautifully presented book is not only for the coffee table. In it the chef and founder of Bangkok's Issaya Siamese Club shows how his celebrated cuisine depends on the plants picked daily in the Club's own gardens. Some 80 recipes for a wide range of Thai dishes are clearly set out with high quality illustrations. Index.
History Of Phuket And The Surrounding Region, A by Mackay, Colin Robert
This is the first book to comprehensively examine the little-known history of Phuket and its surrounding region. The well-researched epic begins with the arrival of the first humans and goes on to cover: the influence of early Negro, Malay, Indian, Chinese, Arab, Greek settlers and visitors; Phuket's important position on the ancient east west maritime trade route; the rise and fall of mysterious early kingdoms and empires; the coming of Islam and Thai regional dominance; the social history and the scourge of piracy; swashbuckling attempts by Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, French, and British adventurers to control Phuket in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; the destruction of the 18th and 19th century Burmese wars; the tin mining boom; mass Chinese immigration and their rise to regional power; European colonial pressure and why Phuket was never colonized; the birth of Thailand; Japan's WWII invasion, local resistance battles and the eventual Allied conquest of Phuket; and Phuket's post-war transformation into a booming jet-set destination. With over 100 maps, pictures and photographs.
Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick And Easy Family Style Recipes by Chin, Katie
Everyday Thai Cooking offers recipes for staple dishes that include both homemade and store-bought options. From appetizers to desserts, each step-by-step recipe lists preparation times (most within thirty minutes) and alternates for less accessible ingredients.
Bangkok Bound by Boccuzzi, Ellen
In Thailand, migrant writers have documented the social and cultural impacts of fifty years of rural-urban migration through hundreds of stories, poems, and novels. Bangkok Bound is the first book to examine this body of literature and the messages that Thai migrant writers convey about their experiences. These stories powerfully describe the ways in which migrants who leave their homes bound for Bangkok are quickly bound to Bangkok through the transformative force of modern city life. And they show the ways in which those who remain behind in the village are transformed, too, as they struggle to maintain a rural way of life in a rapidly urbanizing world. Bangkok Bound will be of interest to anyone working on migration or urbanization, as well as to scholars of Thailand and Thai literature.
Mediums, Monks, & Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today by Kitiarsa, Pattana
This volume is a sophisticated yet accessible study of the state of popular Buddhist beliefs as they are practiced in Thailand today. Using a combination of focused case studies and analysis, it explores the nature and evolution of popular Buddhism over the past three decades by focusing on those individuals who practice, popularize, and profit from it. It also explores the history of both popular and official opinion surrounding supernatural Buddhism and its clashes with the rationalist, modernizing policies of Thailand's monarchy and government.
Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams Of Buddhist Art In Thailand by Tan, Heidi
This volume was published in conjunction with an exhibition organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum in collaboration with the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. It explores the many forms of Buddhist art in Thailand through more than 100 important works. Buddhist art in Thailand draws on both Hindu and Buddhist origins and incorporates animistic traditions as well. Sculptures, paintings, ceramics, textiles, and furniture show the wide range and diverse influences of this artistic tradition.
Makansutra Thailand 2013 by
The independent-minded Makansutra food pocket guides to Singapore and Malaysia are widely used and enjoyed. Now there is a Makansutra for Thailand which describes and assesses 480 restaurants and street food stalls in Bangkok and 271 in Chiang Mai. Each entry includes location details, a description of the place and its atmosphere and a grading. Selected dishes are recommended and/or illustrated. With recipes for three well-known Thai dishes and indexes.
Thailand (Tuttle Travel Pack) by Algie, Jim (Text)
The author's 20 years of varied life in Thailand flavours this travel guide for budget-conscious and more comfortable tourists and the selection of visits and experiences highlighted. In Chapter One, descriptions and practical guidance are given for some 30 of the country's "must see" ancient and modern sites and facilities. Chapter Two explores seven of Thailand's regions and in Chapter Three the author discusses his personal recommendations and sets out his "best" list of things to do and see. Basic travel facts, addresses and other information follow. With many photo insets, index and pull-out map.