Traditional festivals in Thailand by Ruth Gerson

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Published by Oxford University Press in Kuala Lumpur, New York .

Written in English

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  • Thailand.


  • Festivals -- Thailand.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-77) and index.

Book details

StatementRuth Gerson.
SeriesImages of Asia
LC ClassificationsGT4878.A2 G47 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 82 p. :
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL812752M
ISBN 109676531111
LC Control Number95050000

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