By Suzanne Nam
Fifth Edition, January 2012
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Journalist and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam shares the many ways to experience Thailand, from diving in the clear azure waters off the Andaman coast to exploring 13th-century Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai. Nam offers one-of-a-kind trip strategies—including Touring the Temples and Five Stars at Two-Star Prices—for travelers of all interests and budgets. Complete with expert advice on shopping at Bangkok’s vibrant street markets, island-hopping around Koh Samui, and visiting the country’s striking national parks, Moon Thailand gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Thailand
Enjoy the very best of Thailand with these itineraries:
- The Best of Thailand
- Best Beaches
- Best of Bangkok: The Life of the City
- Five Stars at Three-Star Prices
- Thousand-Year Journey: Touring the Temples
Explore what Thailand has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Bangkok and Vicinity
- The Eastern Seaboard including Pattaya and Chonburi Province, Rayong Province, Chanthaburi Province, and Trat Province
- The Upper Southern Gulf including Petchaburi Province, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, and Chumphon Province
- The Andaman Coast including Phuket, Phang Nga Province, Krabi, Mu Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, Trang and Satun Provinces
- The Lower Southern Gulf including Ko Samui and the Samui Archipelago, Mainland Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, and Songkhla Province
- Central Thailand including Ayutthaya and Vicinity, Kanchanaburi Town and Province, Phitsanulok Province, Sukhothai and Vicinity
- Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand including Excursions from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai Province, and Mae Hong Son Province
- Isan including Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Buriram Province, Surin, Sisaket, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Khon Kaen Province, Udon Thani Province, and Loei Province
- The Southernmost Provinces including Pattani Province, Yala Province, and Narathiwat Province
Resources include a Thai Phrasebook
Suzanne Nam moved to Thailand in 2005 for a one-year stint as a newspaper reporter—and she hasn’t left since. Like all meaningful things, Suzanne’s career was more a product of evolution than of planning: She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, went to law school after college, and practiced law for five years—enough time to produce a rain forest’s worth of corporate paperwork—and then she gave it all up to work toward a journalism degree at Columbia.
Next the world pulled Suzanne east—first to London, then the Middle East, and finally Bangkok. She is now a reporter for Forbes magazine, a reformed corporate lawyer, and a dedicated travel writer.
Suzanne met her future husband during her first year in Bangkok. In 2009 they adopted a street dog named Sam; in 2011 their twins, Bix and Ella, were born. Raising children in a foreign country has plenty of adventure and challenge, but daily life in Thailand is surprisingly stable and comfortable. Suzanne couldn’t imagine doing it anywhere else.