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Please use the quick links below to jump to the country section you're after. Guides are arranged by country, then region and then in alphabetical order and new titles are added regularly.

Travelfish guides are available for download by Travelfish premium members. There are currently 236 titles to choose from, with more being added as new research comes in.

Sample guides

If you'd like to try before deciding to become a premium member, here are four complimentary guides to allow you to take a better look and decide if the PDF guides will be useful to you.

Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand (2016)
30 pages, A4 PDF. 7.4 MB

Chi Phat, Cambodia (2016)
22 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Lovina, Bali, Indonesia (2016)
60 pages, A4 PDF. 11 MB

Mui Ne, Vietnam (2016)
40 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB


Premium guides

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Thailand travel guides

Bangkok and surrounds

Ayutthaya (2016)
74 pages, A4 PDF. 6.2 MB

Bangkok for art lovers (2017)
32 pages, A4 PDF. 6.3 MB

Temples of Bangkok (2017)
57 pages, A4 PDF. 17.8 MB

Central Thailand

Kanchanaburi (2017)
96 pages, A4 PDF. 21.8 MB

Northern Thailand

Chiang Dao (2015)
26 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

Chiang Khong (2015)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Chiang Mai (2017)
211 pages, A4 PDF. 60.4 MB

Chiang Rai (2015)
55 pages, A4 PDF. 2.8 MB

Chiang Saen (2015)
25 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Doi Inthanon (2015)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

Doi Khun Tan National Park (2015)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Fang (2015)
22 pages, A4 PDF. 1.2 MB

Hot (2015)
8 pages, A4 PDF. 0.8 MB

Kamphaeng Phet (2016)
32 pages, A4 PDF. 7.6 MB

Lampang (2015)
28 pages, A4 PDF. 1.9 MB

Lamphun (2015)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Lopburi (2016)
32 pages, A4 PDF. 7.8 MB

Mae Hong Son (2015)
33 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Mae Sai (2015)
17 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Mae Salong (2015)
26 pages, A4 PDF. 1.7 MB

Mae Sot (2016)
32 pages, A4 PDF. 5.3 MB

Mae Wang (2015)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 1.2 MB

Pai (2017)
121 pages, A4 PDF. 29.7 MB

Phrao (2015)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 0.8 MB

Phu Chee Fah (2015)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 1.2 MB

Si Satchanalai (2016)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 4.2 MB

Sob Ruak (2015)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 1 MB

Sukhothai (2016)
57 pages, A4 PDF. 11.7 MB

Tak (2016)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Tha Ton (2015)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

Umphang (2016)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 5.6 MB

Wiang Haeng (2015)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 1.2 MB

Northeast Thailand

Buriram (2015)
10 pages, A4 PDF. 1.2 MB

Chaiyaphum (2016)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Khao Yai National Park (2016)
53 pages, A4 PDF. 11.2 MB

Khon Kaen (2015)
25 pages, A4 PDF. 2 MB

Khong Chiam (2015)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

Mukdahan (2015)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 1.7 MB

Nakhon Phanom (2015)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Nakhon Ratchasima/Khorat (2016)
31 pages, A4 PDF. 5.3 MB

Phanom Rung (2015)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Phimai (2016)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 5 MB

Sakhon Nakhon (2015)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Si Saket (2015)
17 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Surin (2015)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

That Phanom (2015)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Ubon Ratchathani (2015)
39 pages, A4 PDF. 2.3 MB

Udon Thani (2015)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 2.3 MB

Eastern Thailand

Ban Phe (2016)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Ko Samet (2016)
65 pages, A4 PDF. 2.8 MB

Rayong (2016)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Southern Thailand

Cha-am (2017)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 3.8 MB

Chumphon (2016)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Hat Yai (2017)
33 pages, A4 PDF. 5.9 MB

Kaeng Krachan (2017)
31 pages, A4 PDF. 7 MB

Khanom and Sichon (2016)
31 pages, A4 PDF. 1.9 MB

Ko Adang (2017)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 2.5 MB

Ko Bulon Lae (2017)
27 pages, A4 PDF. 6.5 MB

Ko Chang Noi (2017)
31 pages, A4 PDF. 6.8 MB

Ko Kradan (2017)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 4.3 MB

Ko Lao Liang (2015)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 2.3 MB

Ko Libong (2016)
19 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Ko Lipe (2017)
69 pages, A4 PDF. 11.8 MB

Ko Muk (2017)
48 pages, A4 PDF. 12 MB

Ko Ngai (2017)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 4 MB

Ko Pha Ngan (2016)
201 pages, A4 PDF. 37.8 MB

Ko Phayam (2017)
46 pages, A4 PDF. 9.1 MB

Ko Samui (2016)
221 pages, A4 PDF. 42.9 MB

Ko Sukorn (2015)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Ko Tao (2016)
105 pages, A4 PDF. 21.6 MB

Ko Tarutao (2017)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 6.5 MB

Krabi (2015)
45 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Nakhon Si Thammarat (2016)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Pakbara (2017)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Phattalung (2016)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 2 MB

Phetchaburi (2017)
36 pages, A4 PDF. 8 MB

Railay Beach (2015)
37 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Ranong (2017)
31 pages, A4 PDF. 4.6 MB

Satun (2017)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 4 MB

Similan Islands (2015)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Songkhla (2017)
30 pages, A4 PDF. 6.3 MB

Surat Thani (2016)
27 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Trang (2017)
36 pages, A4 PDF. 7.3 MB

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Laos travel guides

Vientiane and surrounds

Kasi (2015)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 0.7 MB

Vang Vieng (2015)
40 pages, A4 PDF. 2.3 MB

Northern Laos

Huay Xai (2015)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Luang Nam Tha (2015)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Muang La (2015)
11 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Muang Long (2015)
11 pages, A4 PDF. 1 MB

Muang Sing (2015)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 1.2 MB

Pak Tha (2015)
5 pages, A4 PDF. 0.8 MB

Pakbeng (2015)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Udomxai (2015)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 1.7 MB

Xieng Kok (2015)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 0.7 MB

Southern Laos

Attapeu (2017)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 2.4 MB

Ban Khiet Ngong (2017)
19 pages, A4 PDF. 3.5MB

Champasak (2017)
36 pages, A4 PDF. 7.4 MB

Don Dhet (2017)
42 pages, A4 PDF. 7.1 MB

Don Khon (2017)
27 pages, A4 PDF. 5.9 MB

Don Khong (2017)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 2.1 MB

Paksan (2017)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Pakse (2017)
50 pages, A4 PDF. 9.4 MB

Salavan (2017)
13 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Savannakhet (2017)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 5.4 MB

Sekong (2017)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 3.4 MB

Tad Lo (2017)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Tha Khaek (2017)
38 pages, A4 PDF. 8.4 MB

Tha Khaek Loop (2017)
47 pages, A4 PDF. 7.4 MB

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Cambodia travel guides

Western Cambodia

Anlong Veng (2016)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Banteay Chhmar (2015)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Battambang (2015)
46 pages, A4 PDF. 2.8 MB

Koh Ker (2015)
10 pages, A4 PDF. 1.7 MB

Kompong Thom (2015)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Krong Preah Vihear (2015)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Pailin (2015)
17 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Preah Vihear Temple (2015)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Southern Cambodia

Chi Phat (2016)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Kampot (2016)
37 pages, A4 PDF. 2.3 MB

Kep (2016)
35 pages, A4 PDF. 2 MB

Koh Kong (2016)
34 pages, A4 PDF. 2.4 MB

Koh Rong (2016)
31 pages, A4 PDF. 2.7 MB

Koh Rong Samloem (2016)
36 pages, A4 PDF. 5.1 MB

Koh Ta Kiev (2016)
13 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Sihanoukville (2017)
109 pages, A4 PDF. 19.3 MB

Northeastern Cambodia

Banlung (2016)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Kompong Cham (2016)
22 pages, A4 PDF. 2.5 MB

Kratie (2016)
27 pages, A4 PDF. 1.7 MB

Sen Monorom (2016)
25 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Stung Treng (2016)
17 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Phnom Penh and surrounds

Kompong Chhnang (2016)
35 pages, A4 PDF. 8.9 MB

Takeo (2017)
33 pages, A4 PDF. 8.7 MB

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Vietnam travel guides

Mekong Delta

Can Tho (2017)
43 pages, A4 PDF. 10.1 MB

Ha Tien (2016)
13 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Hai Tac (2016)
8 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Hon Chong (2016)
10 pages, A4 PDF. 0.7 MB

Hon Son (2016)
11 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

My Tho (2017)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 6.4 MB

Nam Du (2016)
11 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Phu Quoc (2016)
56 pages, A4 PDF. 2.3 MB

Rach Gia (2016)
14 pages, A4 PDF. 1 MB

Hanoi and surrounds

Hanoi food guide (2017)
42 pages, A4 PDF. 9.4 MB

Saigon and surrounds

Con Dao (2016)
35 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Ho Chi Minh City (2017)
198 pages, A4 PDF. 48.2 MB

Ho Chi Minh City food guide (2017)
40 pages, A4 PDF. 10.9 MB

Vung Tau (2016)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

North Central Vietnam

Dong Hoi (2016)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

Phong Nha (2016)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Central Vietnam

A Luoi (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Dong Ha (2016)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Hoi An (2016)
137 pages, A4 PDF. 26.8 MB

South Central Vietnam

Ca Na (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 0.8 MB

Cam Ranh Bay (2015)
19 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Doc Let and Jungle Beach (2015)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 1.3 MB

Ly Son Island (2017)
22 pages, A4 PDF. 4.1 MB

Mui Ne (2016)
47 pages, A4 PDF. 6 MB

Nha Trang (2015)
61 pages, A4 PDF. 3 MB

Phan Rang Thap Cham (2016)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Phan Thiet (2016)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 1.6 MB

Quang Ngai (2017)
25 pages, A4 PDF. 3 MB

Qui Nhon (2017)
39 pages, A4 PDF. 7.7 MB

Tuy Hoa (2017)
26 pages, A4 PDF. 3.5 MB

Central Highlands

Buon Ma Thuot (2016)
32 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Da Lat (2016)
50 pages, A4 PDF. 3.3 MB

Kon Tum (2016)
30 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Pleiku (2016)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

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Malaysia travel guides

Peninsular Malaysia

Cherating (2016)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 1.0 MB

Johor Bahru (2017)
37 pages, A4 PDF. 7.8 MB

Kuantan (2016)
15 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Melaka (2017)
122 pages, A4 PDF. 29.7 MB

Penang (2017)
191 pages, A4 PDF. 51.6 MB

Taman Negara National Park (2016)
25 pages, A4 PDF. 3.9 MB

Sabah

Kinabalu park (2016)
42 pages, A4 PDF. 8.8 MB

Kota Belud (2016)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 2.5 MB

Kota Kinabalu (2016)
70 pages, A4 PDF. 14 MB

Kudat (2016)
27 pages, A4 PDF. 4.7 MB

Lahad Datu (2016)
21 pages, A4 PDF. 4.2 MB

Sandakan (2016)
65 pages, A4 PDF. 15.5 MB

Semporna and Sipadan Island (2016)
42 pages, A4 PDF. 7.2 MB

Tawau (2016)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 3.9 MB

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Indonesia travel guides

Java

Jepara (2017)
28 pages, A4 PDF. 6.6 MB

Karimunjawa Islands (2017)
49 pages, A4 PDF. 13.3 MB

Semarang (2017)
56 pages, A4 PDF. 13.9 MB

Yogyakarta (2016)
96 pages, A4 PDF. 22 MB

Bali

Amed (2016)
63 pages, A4 PDF. 2.7 MB

Amlapura (2016)
32 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Bedugal (2016)
27 pages, A4 PDF. 5.8 MB

Candi Dasa (2016)
48 pages, A4 PDF. 2.2 MB

Denpasar (2017)
35 pages, A4 PDF. 10.2 MB

Gilimanuk (2016)
13 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Gunung Batur (2016)
34 pages, A4 PDF. 7.2 MB

Lovina (2016)
65 pages, A4 PDF. 11 MB

Munduk (2016)
42 pages, A4 PDF. 8.7 MB

Nusa Ceningan (2017)
26 pages, A4 PDF. 5.8 MB

Nusa Lembongan (2017)
107 pages, A4 PDF. 26 MB

Padang Bai (2016)
34 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Pemuteran (2016)
45 pages, A4 PDF. 11.3 MB

Sanur (2017)
90 pages, A4 PDF. 20.3 MB

Sidemen (2016)
42 pages, A4 PDF. 9.9 MB

Tulamben (2016)
24 pages, A4 PDF. 4.1 MB

West Nusa Tenggara

Bima, Sumbawa (2016)
18 pages, A4 PDF. 1.9 MB

Dompu, Sumbawa (2016)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 1.5 MB

Jelenga, Sumbawa (2016)
10 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Kertasari, Sumbawa (2016)
8 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Maluk, Sumbawa (2016)
8 pages, A4 PDF. 0.7 MB

Merente, Sumbawa (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 1.1 MB

Pantai Lakey, Sumbawa (2016)
13 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Poto Tano, Sumbawa (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Pulau Moyo, Sumbawa (2016)
10 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Sekongkang, Sumbawa (2016)
11 pages, A4 PDF. 0.9 MB

Sumbawa Besar, Sumbawa (2016)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 1.7 MB

Sumbawa complete guide (2016)
138 pages, A4 PDF. 15.9 MB

Tambora, Sumbawa (2016)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 0.8 MB

East Nusa Tenggara

Alor (2017)
35 pages, A4 PDF. 8.4 MB

Kalala, Sumba (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 1.8 MB

Lembata (2017)
34 pages, A4 PDF. 9.1 MB

Lewa, Sumba (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Melolo, Sumba (2016)
12 pages, A4 PDF. 2.4 MB

Pantar (2017)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 3.4 MB

Sumba complete guide (2016)
173 pages, A4 PDF. 41.7 MB

Tarimbang, Sumba (2016)
9 pages, A4 PDF. 1.4 MB

Waikabubak, Sumba (2016)
33 pages, A4 PDF. 9.7 MB

Waingapu, Sumba (2016)
28 pages, A4 PDF. 4.9 MB

Waitabula, Sumba (2016)
45 pages, A4 PDF. 9.8 MB

Wanokaka and Lamboya, Sumba (2016)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 7 MB

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Burma (Myanmar) travel guides

Central Burma (Myanmar)

Bagan (2016)
83 pages, A4 PDF. 16 MB

Inle Lake (2016)
73 pages, A4 PDF. 16.3 MB

Mandalay (2016)
78 pages, A4 PDF. 16.6 MB

Northern Burma (Myanmar)

Monywa (2016)
25 pages, A4 PDF. 5.7 MB

Southern Burma (Myanmar)

Dawei (2016)
30 pages, A4 PDF. 4.2 MB

Hpa-an (2016)
41 pages, A4 PDF. 7.1 MB

Kawthaung (2016)
23 pages, A4 PDF. 2.6 MB

Mawlamyine (2016)
47 pages, A4 PDF. 6.9 MB

Myawaddy (2016)
19 pages, A4 PDF. 3 MB

Myeik (2016)
29 pages, A4 PDF. 4.8 MB

Thaton (2016)
16 pages, A4 PDF. 2.5 MB

Ye (2016)
20 pages, A4 PDF. 2.9 MB

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