Author bio

China Williams

China Williams - book author

China Williams is the author of books: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, Thailand, The Asia Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the Continent, Discover Thailand, Thailand's Islands & Beaches, City Walks: Washington, D.C.: 50 Adventures on Foot, Bangkok Encounter, City Walks: Boston: 50 Adventures on Foot, New York State, Ko Samui Encounter

Author books

The original and longest-running travel guide to Southeast Asia features suggested itineraries by expert authors. Includes coverage of 11 countries including Myanmar and East Timor. Full color. 174 maps.
Discover Thailand
Uncover Bangkok's best street stalls or enjoy a skyscraping gourmet dinner.
Climb aboard a long-tail boat and island hop to your own isolated beach paradise.
Get soaked at Songkran, the Thai celebration that becomes the world's biggest water fight.
Trek off the beaten path in remote Isan to watch a rare solar alignment at an ancient Angkor temple.
In This Guide
Ten authors, 259 days of in-country research and 150 maps.
Trek, dive or monkey-watch with our detailed coverage of national parks and natural wonders.
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Asia: a continent of candid contradictions, unmatched mayhem and mystery, where just one experience will never quite articulate the magic of the place. A fisherman's song at dawn on the banks of the Mekong, a chaos of color on the ghats of the Ganges, the silence of the vast steppes of Kazakhstan, a marching mile of red hats along the Great Wall road: Asia is all this and more. From the tropical beaches of Bali to the frozen slopes of Everest, "The Asia Book" draws together a definitive collection of the sights, sounds and tastes of this captivating continent.
Here's how to start - open at any page and begin your own journey. Track the voyage of Lawrence of Arabia, hear the stories of the Silk Road trail, or plan an island-hopping itinerary. Settle back and discover the fascinating people, radical ingenuity, humbling hospitality and inspiring spirit of each country. Let Lonely Planet's photographers, authors and travellers lead you through five regions, 46 countries, and more than two thousand years of stories.
With content on areas affected by the 2004 tsunami, including information on parts of the Andaman Coast affected by the tsunami, this title contains a section on diving, snorkeling, and other activities, as well as an itinerary chapter. It offers accommodation listings, and coverage of Thailand's beaches, as well as the off-the-beaten-track gems.
Skip the tour bus and experience Washington, D.C.on foot! City Walks: Washington, D.C. provides an insider's view of the nation's capital. Each card in this deck outlines a self-guided walking adventure, complete with detailed map and local secrets. Discover the best places to eat, drink, stop, shop, rest, walk, and play: Pick any card and start exploring Washington, D.C.!
A full-colour pocket guide that offers insider tips on finding the best Bangkok meal, including the best streetside snacks. It contains an Entertainment section with the hottest clubs and bars. It also features: a section on spas and wellness centres; and sections on shopping and luxury splurges for those on a short stay.
The ultimate travel accessory for wanderers who want to experience Boston like a true nativeon foot!
Walks include:
Beacon Hill
Boston Common
Harvard Square
South End
And more!
Whether you want to scale the Adirondacks or sample local vintages at Finger Lake wineries, this guide offers detailed regional coverage for a perfect getaway.
What Will Your Ko Samui Encounter Be
Being pulled, kneaded and stretched into putty with a traditional Thai massage
Exploring Thailand's peculiar breakfast rituals at Mae Nam market
Gasping as little fish nibble on your toes in the waters of Hin Wong
Realizing your vision for that perfect work of art with Chaweng's copy artists
Clawing your way to the oh-so-worth-it mountain-top viewpoint on Ko Wua Talap
Waking up with the sun to create a day-long meditative state
Discover Twice the Region in Half The Time
Detailed regional and town maps for easy navigation
Our expert author uncovers the best sights, restaurants, bars, shops, spas and island activities
Unique itineraries and highlights to help you make the most of your beach getaway
Locals share their secret Ko Samui, revealing its special heart