This blog is about places to visit and see, normally I would not even consider writing a post about a product, but this one is different. And I am not receiving any money to say this nor do I personally know her. But Nancy Chandler’s maps of Bangkok and Chiang Mai are excellent. No doubt about it; for a tourist or for a new resident of either city.
They are well drawn, easy to read and have numerous eclectic tips of things to do and see, where to shop and eat and even includes warnings about dangerous spots or scams. They’re easy to spot as they are bright orange and pink, on sale in bookstores and news agents everywhere or you can buy one Nancy Chandler Maps online before you go.
It is also worth pointing out that each map has several smaller maps of well known and popular tourist areas enlarged on the other side, for example the Bangkok Map also contains an excellent guide/map to Chattachuck markets and also an enlarged section for Sathon and Sukhumvit Roads on the reverse.
“This essential city map for expatriates and tourists interested in more than the standard sights. Nancy Chandler offers suggestions on how to enjoy a stay in the Thai capital, where to find unique souvenirs, gifts and furnishings, plus great dining opportunities (from noodle stalls to little-known restaurants) and more. Contents include detailed guides to the Central Shopping Area, Sukhuvmit Road, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Chinatown, the trendy Khao San/Phra Athit area, Central and Greater Bangkok. Complete with a pocketbook index including phone numbers and recommendations.
Known all over the world as the best tourist map. Nancy’s colorful maps are detailed guides to all there is to see and do in each city, particularly in the top shopping areas, for which she includes lane-by-lane map insets. Unique listings make it possible to personalize your experience of each city. In the indexes accompanying both maps you’ll find brew pubs, bowling alleys and polo clubs, cinemas, spas, and specials for the ‘Sweet Tooth’. Nancy also includes mention of shops supporting good causes, private galleries and museums open by appointment only, things to do with children, cooking courses, hobby shops, massage, meditation and Thai language schools, and much, much more.
NO ADVERTISING … Nancy’s map does not accept advertising, ‘tea money’ or gifts in exchange for mention on these map. Places are chosen that believe to add value to your experience of Thailand, because they are useful, fun, beautiful, or special in some way.
Attention are paid to the little things that might be of interest to you, not, in other words, what others pay to be written!”