Guidebooks for Asia

Guidebooks for Asia from all the major travel publishers are listed below. Links to Amazon (UK, US and Canadian stores), Waterstones (UK) and selected publisher websites allow you to purchase the guidebooks online at best value with one simple click (individual chapter downloads are also available for selected Lonely Planet titles). Before choosing your title, check our buying guide to see the types of guidebooks available or click on the publisher logos below.

Asia - Central Asia - Eastern Asia - Southeast Asia - Southern Asia - Silk Road - Phrasebooks

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Guidebooks for Asia

There are no guidebooks available for Asia.

Guidebooks for Central Asia

Lonely_Planet Central Asia

Multi-country Guides

Multi-country guides are ideal for travellers who are looking for an adventure that spans a clutch of connected countries. Multi-country guides feature detailed maps, lush full-colour images, plenty of pre-planning info, itineraries to match your timeframe and recommendations to get you straight to the best.

Central Asia

May 2014 (6th ed.)
520 pages

Author(s): Bradley Mayhew, Mark Elliott et al.



Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.

Guidebooks for Eastern Asia

There are no guidebooks available for Eastern Asia.

Guidebooks for Southeast Asia

Footprint Southeast Asia

Handbooks

Footprint Handbooks really get under the skin of the destination they are covering and are designed for independent, adventurous travellers looking for an authentic experience. Written for those looking to get off the beaten track, inquisitive about different cultures and sensitive towards the communities they encounter, Footprint guides are jam-packed with up-to-date information and facts. The compact, lightweight and durable format is ideal for long-haul breaks, while colour maps and planning sections make them the perfect travelling companion.

Southeast Asia

Feb 2012 (3rd ed.)
1194 pages

Author(s): Paul Dixon, Andrew Spooner


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Shoestring Guides

Shoestring guides are guides that cover a lot of ground, with budget recommendations all along the way. They are perfectly suited to travellers who don't mind roughing it in exchange for more miles on the road. Shoestring guides are chock-full of savvy tips and recommendations for travellers who want to get the most out of their travels without skimping on the experience.

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring

Aug 2014 (17th ed.)
976 pages

Author(s): China Williams, Stuart Butler et al.



Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
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RG On A Budget

For value-conscious travellers embarking on continent-wide adventures, often with more time than money. Extensive, multi-country guides that help your cash go further. Listings of the best budget options for everything from transport to accommodation, plus suggestions for special things worth splashing out on. Itineraries plus unmissable destinations, events, activities and festivals. Advice on negotiating border crossings, entry requirements and visas.

Southeast Asia On A Budget

Sep 2012 (3rd ed.)
968 pages

 


Frommer's Southeast Asia

Complete Guides

Written by more than 175 travel experts around the globe, Frommer's Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do. America's #1 bestselling travel series - More annually updated guides than any other series - 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides - Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries - Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design - New for 2010: full-color Complete Guides with hundreds of color photos and maps throughout.

Southeast Asia

Jun 2011 (7th ed.)
672 pages

Author(s): Daniel White, Ron Emmons, Jennifer Eveland


Insight Southeast Asia

Insight Guides

Our classic series, for more than 35 years, Insight Guides have provided a full account of the world's leading travel destinations through expert and informative text and stunning photography. With a rich mix of features on history and culture, detailed area-by-area chapters and a comprehensive listings section, each title combines three books in one: an ideal travel planner, a practical on-the-spot companion, and a a superb visual souvenir of a visit.

Southeast Asia

Jul 2014 (4th ed.)
464 pages

 


Footprint Diving Southeast Asia

Handbooks

Footprint Handbooks really get under the skin of the destination they are covering and are designed for independent, adventurous travellers looking for an authentic experience. Written for those looking to get off the beaten track, inquisitive about different cultures and sensitive towards the communities they encounter, Footprint guides are jam-packed with up-to-date information and facts. The compact, lightweight and durable format is ideal for long-haul breaks, while colour maps and planning sections make them the perfect travelling companion.

Diving Southeast Asia

Mar 2009 (1st ed.)
304 pages

Author(s): Beth Tierney, Shaun Tierney


Guidebooks for Southern Asia

There are no guidebooks available for Southern Asia.

Guidebooks for Silk Road

Trailblazer The Silk Roads

Trailblazer Travel

Guidebooks for some of the great travel experiences and remotest destinations in the world, from the Arctic Highway to the Sahara Desert.

The Silk Roads

3rd ed.
446 pages

Author(s): Paul Wilson


Insight Silk Road

Insight Guides

Our classic series, for more than 35 years, Insight Guides have provided a full account of the world's leading travel destinations through expert and informative text and stunning photography. With a rich mix of features on history and culture, detailed area-by-area chapters and a comprehensive listings section, each title combines three books in one: an ideal travel planner, a practical on-the-spot companion, and a a superb visual souvenir of a visit.

Silk Road

Dec 2012 (2nd ed.)
432 pages

 


Multi-language Phrasebooks for Asia

Lonely_Planet Small Talk: Asia

Small Talk: Asia

Mar 2008 (1st ed.), 128 pages

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Lonely_Planet Central Asia Phrasebook

Central Asia Phrasebook

Jul 2008 (2nd ed.), 240 pages

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Lonely_Planet Hill Tribes Phrasebook

Hill Tribes Phrasebook

Jul 2008 (3rd ed.), 176 pages

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Lonely_Planet Southeast Asia Phrasebook

Southeast Asia Phrasebook

Sep 2013 (3rd ed.), 256 pages

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Lonely_Planet Hindi, Urdu & Bengali phrasebook

Hindi, Urdu & Bengali phrasebook

Sep 2011 (4th ed.), 304 pages

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