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Books about thai culture!

PA
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Books about thai culture!

Anyone have any recommendations about good books about thai culture? Ever since I have returned from thailand I am fascinated with this country and want to learn more about the people, their culture, etc.

Let me know:)!

Moremi Game...
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1. Re: Books about thai culture!

Living in the Thai countryside

Moremi Game...
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2. Re: Books about thai culture!

Living in the Thai countryside

www.selectbooks.com.sg/getTitle.aspx…

Bit pricey on that site , just google it , it's an easy read and quite funny un places

Edited: 3:48 pm, May 12, 2011
Moremi Game...
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For some insight into the life of a monk from a western perspective , try this. Heavy going at times and drags a bit , but has some fascinating info on Thai culture and temple life

amazon.co.uk/gp/…275-4153179-6057459

PA
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oh thats great, thanks for the suggestions! anyone else?

Bangkok, Thailand
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"Culture Shock Thailand".

Isle of Wight...
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'Very Thai' published by River Books

Gives a good insight into modern thailand & what makes it ick

also answers a lot of those questions you wonder about but don't know who to ask

Fitzroy, Australia
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+1 for "Very Thai"- very informative, and funny!

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Wave of Destruction by Erich Krauss. It doesn't just cover the tsunami but also gives an insight into the lives of ordinary Thais, through the lives of four families in the village of Nam Khem, just north of Khao Lak. Highlights the best and worst sides of Thailand.

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