A literary tour through the exotic and enchanting land of Thailand is filled with riveting personal stories from such contributors as Pico Iyer, Diane Summers, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward, detailing a vast array of experiences, from discovering Bangkok's riverine pleasures to staying with an isolated tribesman - all of which celebrate this unique country. Original.
Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times