‘Good for families’ – Lonely Planet’s Thai beach where ten people have drowned this year
It is normally regarded as the traveller’s bible – relied upon as the essential source of accurate information.
But a Lonely Planet travel guide has prompted criticism by listing a beach where at least ten people died this summer as one of the best places in the world to take children on holiday.
The book says Karon on Thailand’s island of Phuket is ‘good for families’ – making no mention of the deadly rip tides which make even paddling dangerous in the rainy season that coincides with Britain’s school summer holidays.
Yet the family of one Briton who died there three months ago say the beach is a ‘death trap’ and are shocked by the rating. Click on the following link for the full article.
via thailandqa.com and Daily Mail