Thailand

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News Media

Bangkok Post logo

In the first place you should read the Thai news in an English language Thai newspaper. I do this by regularly going to the website of The Bangkok Post.

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Others prefer the site of The Nation. It is another quality English language newspaper in Thailand.

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Hasekamp Net also has an archive with a selection of news about Thailand. The news items are gathered from news media on the Web, and the items that are chosen ars of interest for tourists, we think.

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Thai language

There are two extensive sites where you can try to learn the Thai language for free. Both sites let you start immediately from the Thai alphabet, which is the only right way to start to learn the Thai language.

Try the one which is set up by the Northern Illinois University (NIU). You have to install a small font from this site first. Go to their overview page for the Thai language to get an idea of what you will find on the site, click the link below to visit their Thailand home page (click the door on the left hand side for the menu).

The other one is set up by Manee and Friends. It has a different version of Manee (called Manii here) and also contains book two.

The two Manii books (40 lessons) give you a great start with the Thai language.

Seasite,niu.edu

Yet a third site with Thai lessons can be found on Its4Thai. The site has an apealing interface and we expect it to become popular. You can adjust several things, among others the language in which the text is being displayed: Thai or transliterated English. Check it out!

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Travel and Tourism

Thaiair logo

A reliable airline to travel to and inside Thailand is the national air carrier Thai Airways International. You enjoy Thai hospitality from the moment you enter your plane and your landing will be "Smooth as Silk".
You can also consult the flight schemes on-line and -if you register- you can also book on-line. In many cases, however, your local travel agent will be able to offer you a lower price. Always double check before booking!

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TAT logo

For all your tourist information that cannot be found on this site - if any - the Tourism Authority of Thailand is the place to go. They are especially good at Festivals and other changing events.

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Buddhism

A really excellent site about Buddhism, though not restricted to Thailand, is Buddhanet. The site is very extensive and includes tons of books and other documentation to read on-line or to download for free.

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You might also want to visit the pages of Buddhism in Thailand.

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Government / Governmental Organizations

You should know, before you visit Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) was highly respected by the Thai people. When you read more about him you will discover that this respect is well deserved. Visit the website devoted to His Majesty the King. You will find information about the many talents of His Majesty (like for instance music and painting), information about the Royal Projects.

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If you want to know more about the Royal Thai Government, you should start with this link (click on the English flag). It will give you information and links to all the ministries and other government-related sites.

Or, go to ThailandGuru.

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The longest Postage Stamp in the World

If you are a stamp collector, you could also visit the website of the Communications Authority of Thailand, Thailand Post. Click on the English flag top left and then look for stamps.

But you get a better overview from one of the commercial stamp sites, e.g. SiamStamp

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