Travel to Thailand should bring you close to the country’s rich traditions, renowned natural features and gracious people. Whether you’re interested in Buddhism or Muay Thai (Thai boxing), are longing to see Thailand’s awe-inspiring mountains and beaches, or want to explore colorful cities like Bangkok, the resources in this guide will help. Find cheap flights to Thailand, learn how to get around the country, find a place to stay and gain a better understanding of Thailand’s attractions and culture.
A Southeast Asian neighbor to Laos and Cambodia, located north of Malaysia and south of Myanmar, Thailand has a vibe all its own, hosting diverse activities like Phuket’s blues festival and Trang’s traditional underwater weddings. Thailand also features bustling cities, relaxing beaches and mountain hiking. This section outlines all of Thailand’s tantalizing travel opportunities.
- In January 2008, Thailand selected Samak Sundaravej as prime minister, completing the country’s transition back to elected government and away from military rule. A turbulent term is expected, as Sundaravej is disliked by many because of his deadly crackdowns on peaceful protestors in the 1970s and 1990s.
- Many of the Web sites listed below are part of a network of English-based Web sites about Thailand called Paknam Web Network. You’ll find individual links to some of the Web sites in this network, along with descriptions for your convenience.
- Thailand means “The Land of the Free.”
For official tourism resources …
The Tourism Authority of Thailand
can answer many of your questions about the country and offers facts about Thailand and upcoming festivals. Look for descriptions of activities you can do while in Thailand, organized by such categories as “Adventure
” and “Spa
.” Keep in mind that this site is seeking to promote the country, so you won’t find much critical information here.
For Thailand’s regions and attractions …
specializes in Southeast Asian travel. The helpful guide to Thailand lists regions and “Hot spots,” gives descriptions of each area and offers accommodation options. The site provides some suggested itineraries, message boards, FAQs and feature articles on various topics, including transportation
Paknam Web Network
, mentioned in an Insight above, is a collection of English language Web sites about Thailand that include Thai food, language, cities and religion. Try starting with the list of their network’s “Top 10 Websites” in the left sidebar, or with the compilation of the “Latest Websites.”
For guidebooks …
is always a great place to begin your online research before you travel to a country. Browse the information for an overview of the country, its customs, geography, weather and all other crucial facts.
is a truly unique guide to Thailand written by a Thai teenager. Lonely Planet said that this site has “More unbiased information on Thailand travel than any site we've seen.” Visit the section on “Visitor Facts
” for practical information on tipping and currency, and see the “Provinces
” section for information on museums and other activities in each of the provinces. The graphic design may leave something to be desired, but the content is truly helpful.
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