Thailand Connections (Links)

The Thailand Connection: World Wide Websites with resources for Thailand and Northern Thailand.

General Resources:

  1. Thailand homepage Thailand at a Glance. This page introduces you to many aspects of Thailand and her people. Some interesting topics are as follows: Geography, Topography, The Climate, Population, The National Flag, The National Symbol, National Colors, National Anthem, National Dress, National Day, National Language, National Animal, Public Holidays, Sport, Food, Fruit, Thai Brahmans, and the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of H.M. the King's Ascension to the Throne.
  2. Thailand The Big Picture was created for the Internet community as a complete and comprehensive guide to Thailand, via all known information servers which are registered with the national academy for research network project, ThaiSarn, funded by NECTEC.
  3. A comprehensive guide to Thai Information on the Internet.
  4. CIA Factbook on Thailand.
  5. Internet Resources on Thailand created by Southeast Asian Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. This is a very comprehensive website that includes Newspapers and Journals, General Information and References, History, Government, Politics, and Human Rights, Economics and Business, Statistics, Education, Language and Literature, Health, Science and Technology, Arts and Recreation, Travel, Internet Discussion Lists, and Internet Sites related to Thailand.
  6. A comprehensive network of links to information in and about Thailand.
  7. CityNet Travel Thailand A comprehensive guide to the country of Thailand.
  8. Thailand WWW Virtual Library This document is a part of the WWW Virtual Library - Asian Studies WWW Server . It has been created to keep track of leading information facilities in/about Thailand. This World Wide Web Virtual Library is sponsored by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of the Royal Thai Government.
  9. Yahoo-Regional: Countries:Thailand.
  10. ThaiNet, an E-magazine is centered about Thailand, and its place in the world.

Political and Cultural Resources:

  1. A comprehensive internet resource concerning Thailands political, historical, and cultural affairs.
  2. The Thai Heritage Page provides an overview of the history and culture of Thailand.
  3. Homepage for the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand.
  4. Government and Politics. Thailand's governmental structure has undergone gradual and practical evolution in response to the changing environment. The Kingdom of Sukhothai (1257-1378A.D.) adopted the paternalistic system of government. The King, while enjoying absolute sovereign power, would, like a father, look after his subjects and personally paid close attention to their well-being.
  5. Chiang Mai University's Collection of Southeast Asian NGO Directories. The aim of this site is to help facillitate communication between interested individuals and the numerous NGOs working in SEAsia.
  6. USIS Thailand the United States Information Service for U.S.A. and Thai-American relations. USIS conducts information and cultural programs on behalf of the U.S. government in Thailand.
  7. The Character and Structure of The Economy Traditionally an agrarian nation, today Thailand boasts a complex, multi-faceted economy embracing industries employing the latest and most sophisticated technology.
  8. The National Language The official national language, spoken by almost 100 per cent of the population, is Thai, classified by linguists as belonging to a Chinese-Thai branch of the Sino-Tibetan family. It is a tonal language, uninflected, and predominantly monosyllabic. Most polysyllabic words in the vocabulary have been borrowed, mainly from Khmer, Pali or Sanskrit. Dialects are spoken in rural areas. English, a mandatory subject in public shoools, is widely spoken and understood, particularly in Bangkok and other major cities.
  9. Buddhism in Thailand.
  10. Animism, with ancestor - worship is the primitive belief of the Thai and their neighbours as well, and this formed the first layer of Thai religion.
  11. Christians in Thailand Christianity was introduced to Thailand by European Missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries. These early Catholic missionaries were later joined by Protestants of the Presbyterian, Baptist, and Seventh-Day Adventist sects. Their converts mainly came from ethnic minorities such as the immigrant Chinese. Despite the small number of Thai converts, Christians have made several major contributions in the fields of health and education. Less that 1 percent of Thailands population is Christian.
  12. AIDS : Thailand, Asia, and the World.

The Monarchy

  1. His Majesty King Mongkut (Rama IV) was father of King Chulalongkorn and famous for his support of education and the promotion of the sciences. He is best know to Americans as the monarch featured in the "King and I." This film is a disgrace to the Thais because King Mongkut is so respected and regarded for his enlightened ways.
  2. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) 1868 -1960 is Thailands most famous and respected King.
  3. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) was born on December 5, 1927. On April 28, 1950 King Bhumibol Adulyadej was married to Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, a great-granddaughter of King Chulalongkorn and the following week, on May 5, 1950, was crowned as King and his wife was installed as Queen in a glittering ceremony in the Grand Palace. He has ruled as Thailands beloved king for more than 50 years--more that any living monarch of the world.
  4. Website dedicated to the memory of Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother (The King Bhumibols Mother).

Business, Industry and Thai Tourism:

  1. The Cybermall of Thailand provides resources to make connections with Thailands business and professional services.
  2. Asia Travel Resources for Thailand.
  3. Tourist resources for Chiang Mai City.
  4. East-West Siam Homepage is a new site that will help you to get ready for your trip in Thailand or Southeast-Asia. Many maps, pictures and more ...You would also find cruises and travel program all throughout the Kingdom !!!
  5. SIAM NET Thailand's Directory of Travel, Leisure, Business and Trade.
  6. CityNet Travel Thailand A comprehensive guide to the country of Thailand.
  7. Sight-Seeing In and Around Bangkok provides information about the attractions in and around Bangkok
  8. Gopher resources on tourism in Northern Thailand.
  9. Information on Hilltribes of Northern Thailand.

Northern Thailand and Chiang Mai

  1. Video Tape: The Karen of Tee Mae Ker Ler: Rabbits in the Mouth of the Crocodile Michael R. Leming, Ph. D.
  2. Website to commemorate Chiang Mais 700th Anniversary Celebration (1296-1996 A.D.)
  3. Chiang Mai University homepage.
  4. The North is a mountainous region comprising natural forests, ridges and deep, narrow, alluvial valleys. Chiang Mai is the major city of the North. Also called "Rose of the North", Chiang Mai is the focal point of local farming communities with a thriving market. It is also a popular tourist destination with both Thai and overseas visitors who enjoy the citys slow pace of life, its many ancient temples, and its various cottage industries which are generally concentrated in villages on the city outskirts. Umbrellas, silverware, nielloware, woodcarving and silk are just some of the best known Chiang Mai products. There are also opportunities for rafting and trekking. The north is also home to a patchwork of hill tribes-the Karen, Hmong, Lisu, Akha, Lahu, and Yao--who each possess their own distinctive culture and way of life.
  5. Gopher resources on tourism in Northern Thailand.
  6. Information on Hilltribes of Northern Thailand.

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