#1 best-selling guide to Southeast Asia* Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Tune into nature everywhere from coral reefs to emerald forests, tap into the region's spirit in ancient cities and temples, and try everything from curry to dim sum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southeast Asia and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, food, drink, and more Over 170 colour local maps Useful features - including Responsible Travel, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Big Adventures, Small Budget Coverage of Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Southeast Asia, our most comprehensive guide to Southeast Asia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet's Travel Guides to those particular destinations, our most comprehensive guides that cover both the top sights and take the roads less travelled, or check out Lonely Planet's Discover Guides, which are photo-rich guides to those destinations' most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, China Williams, Greg Bloom, Celeste Brash, Stuart Butler, Jayne D'Arcy, Shawn Low, Brandon Presser, Nick Ray, Simon Richmond, Daniel Robinson, Adam Skolnick, Iain Stewart, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, and Richard Waters.About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *Bestselling guide to Southeast Asia Source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA, March 2011 to February 2012.
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