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I really like Shippen's books so I had high hopes for this. I was a little disappointed in the "tours" because they seem to take you all over Bangkok every day. Details are useful, but for our trip I will probably re-arrange the "tours" so they are closer together.
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2017
We had two long layovers in Bangkok -- 27 hours on the way to Indonesia and 10 hours on the way back. With such a short stay, I didn't want to buy a full Thailand guidebook that would take up a lot of space in my backpack. This book is a compact size and has just enough information for short stays. We used it to piece together a walking tour that took us all over Bangkok. The book never felt cumbersome and it was easy to slip into a pocket when not in use. I loved it so much I just ordered the Frommers Day by Day editions for both Rome and Florence. Wish they had more cities.