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In Bangkok, expect smog from April to August. If you're traveling to Phuket or Ko Samui, it would be helpful to note that the two islands alternate peak seasons.
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Optimal weather on Phuket occurs between November and April, when the island welcomes the highest numbers of travelers. Conversely, Ko Samui's great weather lasts from about February to October. Refer to each destination's section for more information about peak seasons and changing weather patterns. Many holidays are based on the Thai lunar calendar, falling on the full moon of each month; check with the Tourism Authority of Thailand TAT; www.
On National and Buddhist holidays and on polling days, government offices, banks, small shops, and offices -- as well as some restaurants and bars -- usually close. Note: In most cases there will be little advance warning given to shop, restaurant, or bar customers. Public transport still runs on holidays, though. In late February or early March depending on the lunar cycle is Makha Bucha Day, when temples celebrate Buddha preaching to his disciples.
Songkran is the New Year according to the Thai calendar, and it's an event that begins officially on April 13 and lasts 3 days, though water splashing begins about a week before in the countryside. After honoring local monks and family elders, folks hit the streets for massive water fights. Be warned -- foreigners are the Thais' favorite target and such areas as Khao San Road become messy war zones where everyone gets soaked police included and then covered in flour or colored powder.
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You'd be lost without us! Emmons, Ron. The writing style is done in such a way as you feel like Colin is sending you a personal email with his opinions about each place listed in the book. Another feature I really liked was actually the first section of the book, which features the best of One Day, Two Day, and Three Day tours. Basically, if you want a two-day tour you do the One Day tour of the book and then add on the day two section. The same obviously applies to the three-day tour. Perhaps the most convenient aspect of this book are the included maps.
You should have no problems getting to and from the major attractions by using the front cover maps by themselves.
Of course, there are always the tuk-tuks, taxis, and moped drivers to get you where you need to go. The Central Bangkok map is a very general overview map. There is not much detail here, but it gives you a very clear idea of where the major areas and roads are, which should make your planning easier. There is another map in the book as well. A fold-out map also comes with the guide, and features a larger and more detailed Central Bangkok map.
This heavy-grade paper map is a great addition and will make your traveling much easier. I was very happy to see them include this map. Overall, Frommer has done an excellent job of creating a small and easy-to-use Bangkok travel guide.