We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nancy Chandler Maps

Gisborne, New...
Level Contributor
125 posts
Save Topic
Nancy Chandler Maps

Can you get the Nancy Chandler maps in Bangkok airports, If so where & how much are they please.


D & A. Ayleth

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
1,918 posts
103 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

Hi Ayleth, it might be just as easy to buy one on line at www.nancychandler.net/product.asp?pId=11. It costs about $16 US, probably not much more than if you bought it in Thailand. We didn't see any at the airport, but some hotels stock the map, as well as some bookshops. But if you buy it in advance on line, think of the fun you can have planning!

Scunthorpe, United...
Level Contributor
552 posts
276 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

I didn't see them on the airports but I got one off eBay. Would highly recommend one. Helped me out a lot while there.

Pawtucket, RI
Level Contributor
16,743 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

You can get free street maps at the airport, in hotels, even sometimes at bank money changer windows on the shelf. Some of the free magazines you find hotels have maps on Bangkok. Tourist kiosks have some free maps too.

In Bangkok streets have signs in English and Thai. (Sometimes the spelling may be a little odd but you can figure it out.) Bangkok is very easy to get around in. Tourists stopped on street corners looking at a map are prime candidates for all sorts of touts to come over selling rides (since you look lost) at inflated prices, selling porno, shilling for massage parlors, etc.

If your hotel is not far from the Skytrain route you won't have a problem getting around. If you need a specific location first go to that company website for their map and directions. A Google search will be helpful for "how to get from point A to point B" type questions.

Try the free maps first. If you need to direct a taxi to a particular business or location you can ask the hotel front desk to write a note in Thai telling the driver where to go. For airport, Pratunam, Asoke, Patpong, Siam and just about every area popular with tourists almost every taxi driver will understand what you want.

(Read up on how to use meter taxis in Bangkok and don't fall for a tuk-tuk guided tour or use them for shopping! Google up tuk-tuk scams!)

Visit ASIA BOOKS book stores or BOOKAZINE book stores for maps.

Up to you.

For many

Edited: 22 July 2014, 12:08
Pawtucket, RI
Level Contributor
16,743 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

* Asia Books (book stores) lists Nancy Chandler maps on their website. There are many Asia Books book stores in Bangkok.


lewes uk
Level Contributor
10,277 posts
205 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps


Both Asian books and Bookzine have them and several other independent shops, you may also find them at Suravnabhumi at one of the bookshops, I know they are available in Chiang Mai airport but can't remember if I saw them at Suvarnabhumi.


Level Contributor
3,092 posts
645 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

I seem to remember a Bookazine (landside, so accessible when you arrive and clear customs) on the departures level of BKK airport - though I haven't looked for awhile. There is an independent book shop (sometimes with surprising things in stock) at DMK airport. Those may have Nancy Chandler maps.

For getting between the airport and your hotel upon arrival, a regular gratis tourist map may be simpler to read. Better yet, make one yourself by composing the appropriate coverate on your home computer screen from, say, Wikimapia.org and storing that as a .jpg on your mobile device, or printing it as hardcopy.

Nancy's maps might best be considered not as "maps" (as they are far from accurate cartographically), but as very useful "geographically themed" tourist and traveller guides. If you find yourself at point B (e.g. your hotel, or Chatuchak Weekend Market) and want to know what's interesting nearby, her products are great ways to see such information. And, as they are full of "crib notes" based on her years of developing those maps, they are fun just to go through.

Then after you get settled in Bangkok, you could just get the maps in Asia Books, Bookazine, or (my favourite) Books Kinokuniya at Central World Shopping Centre. Alternatively, you can order them in advance (as noted above), and enjoy looking at them in advance, to make notes on what you might want to see near your hotel, or near other stops on your planned visit. A bonus of Books Kinokuniya at Central World is its extensive stock of other stuff compared with most of the bookshop competition in Bangkok, such as various printed street and highway atlasses, or ThinkNet's digital Map Magic which you can load onto your PC. *Those* are real maps. There are versions for Bangkok, all of Thailand, and for various regions of Thailand. Make sure you get a bilingual English-Thai version, not a Thai-only version, if you pick up one of those. Personally, by now, I far prefer Map Magic to Nancy's maps, as I want real maps available with me (so I have MapMagic on my desktop and laptop).

Whidbey Island, WA
Level Contributor
80 posts
105 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

I just received Nancy Chandler Maps for both Bangkok and Chiang Mai that I purchased online from Amazon.com and received 2 days later. Try to purchase the map before arriving in Bangkok and have fun mapping out your adventure before you arrive. We were in Bangkok in 2010 and a friend who lives in Thailand saw my map and said it was the best he had ever seen. I decided to get the latest editions for our upcoming trip. Nancy Chandler's website also has updates for her maps that will keep you current.

Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
15,931 posts
28 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

Be sure to buy a new map, and that it includes the "guide". The guide is really as valuable as the map. It has more information than just about any other single source.

These are the current updates to the guide: www.nancychandler.net/product_update.asp…

Brisbane, Australia
Destination Expert
for Chiang Mai
Level Contributor
10,253 posts
51 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

I agree that it is well worth getting it before you go. It will really help you get your bearings. Buy one new because the info gets outdated. The new Chiang Mai Map was just released a few months ago. I have bought it in the bookshops in Bangkok airport in the past - but it is worth getting it before if you can.


Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
129 posts
21 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Nancy Chandler Maps

the link's not working

Still have questions?
Post your own question so other travellers can help.
Ask a question