& Interesting Links
work in progress, as you can see. We'll be adding new sites as fast
as we can. If you'd like to recommend a site, or find one of these
sites unworthy, please do e-mail us. We haven't been to many of
the listed places, and can't vouch for the accuracy of any of the
information. If you find a great place to stay or visit anywhere in Thailand,
please let us know! All
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General info for travelers
- Thaipro.com has
links to more English-language sites about Thailand than we'd care
to try counting.
About the Globe is a dandy resource for women traveling solo: a good
place to get a few hints before you commit to an itinerary here.
- A couple of thick books worth of information on
just about anything a visitor might wonder about is waiting for you
- Another 11,171 (their count) links about Thailand
- And a further, uncounted collection of Thailand
links is at ThailandWebDirectory.com.
- Lonely Planet Thorn
Tree Thailand branch bulletin board with some useful and some amusing
posts from travelers in the Kingdom
site thailandroad.com offers
engagingly personal accounts of a lot of the better places to visit
in Thailand. One of those rare sites where you think you'd like to meet
the person who wrote it, in this case Bangkok Joe. Or, as they
"Thailand alternative travel, leisure and traveler tales, Insider information
on the best of Thailand's alternative and small resorts, destinations, cultures,
and adventure: resort and restaurant reviews, travel stories, interviews and
local insight on cultural events."
Zealand Women's Group Bangkok Guide: informative site for Bangkok expats
of interest to visitors, too.
- thaiwebsites.com has
a very extensive, easy-to-search catalog of English-language websites
- Sawadee.com has
lots of ads & rates for the bigtime destinations: Bangkok,Phuket, Pattaya
(yeah, well), and quite a few of the more moderately-visited places.
to Thailand, Dennis Peacock's blog authored from up North in Phayao,
gives a much more personal view, and covers an interesting assortment
of topics--destinations, flying lessons, travel tips.
Times & numbers
Bank foreign exchange rates
State Railways of Thailand timetables and photos
Culture & People
Islands & Beaches
- Lots of well-organized information,
with plenty of the better places to stay can be found at Lost
in Thailand 's Pattaya travel guide. They cover the rest
of the country pretty well, too.
- Get away from city bustle and l eave
the land behind with Gulf
Charters Thailand, who arrange cruises throughout the Gulf
on a variety of good-looking sailing yachts.
a locally-generated site with all sorts of information for the visitor.
Another site for the general tourist
Popular Inland Destinations
- Kanchanaburi-info.com provides
considerable information on the province of the Bridge over the River
Kwai and the world's smallest mammal, in English and German.
- Sawadee.com plenty
of info on transport, accomodations, etc.
It must be possible to get bored with the city that
was Siam's capital from 1353 to 1767, but in 40 years of visits, we
haven't. Atmosphere, space, scenery... it's all there. The one-baht ferry
from the railway station has gone up to two baht, but Phae Krung Kao Restaurant's
food is still great, and Uncle Than's still running his boat. Go!
Deep has over 100 photos of all Ayuthaya's major temples, and lots
more on other aspects of Thailand.
- A good, brief (scholarly, too) introduction to the
city is at everything2.com
- Q.T. Luong's terragalleria.com also
has some good photos of temples.
Sangkhlaburi, Kanchanaburi Province
- Travelfish gives a good intro to the quiet
little town of Sangkhlaburi,
up away near Three Pagodas Pass, at the head of the big reservoir.
Good for canoeing, birdwatching, al sorts of stuff that doesn't need
crowds and bright lights.
Guesthouse Our good friends and vastly experienced travelers
Richard and Barbara had very good things to say about this place--the
welcome, the accomodations, the food. You can see even more by clicking here.
The Burmese Inn got a thumbs-up from visitor Roger.
Phanom Rung a beautiful Khmer sanctuary
Snake Guesthouse a comfortable guesthouse in rural Phonphisai
district near the Mekong River
- A lot closer to the railway station, and looking
like the sort of place that's getting hard to find, is the Take
It Easy Bar. If you get there before us, drop us a line to say how
you like it
Transport & Travel Info
- Larry's Dive:
diving trips & a good hangout on Sukhumvit 22 in Bangkok
Accomodation Listing Sites
Elsewhere in Asia
A pretty comprehensive and, as far as we can see, genuinely independent
Travel Service: China Tours and China Hotels - Small group and
private China tour packages and China-wide discount hotel reservation
service, and of equal interest, good, succinct descriptions of a
lot of places we'd like to see, like Jinghong in
the Dai (Thai) Sipsongpanna region, and, in the shadow of Jade Dragon
Maps of India good info on all sorts of places
- Hill stations and hill country: