Thailand: General Information

General Information

  • The world Fact Book about Thailand-CIA
    This site provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information.
  • Thai flag and anthem by the World Statement
    This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Thailand.
  • The Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, D.C
    This is the official website of the Thai embassy to the United States of America. This websites contains news and information about Thai monarchy, politics, social issues and travel information to Thailand.
  • Country studies
    It is the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Information about history, society, environment, economy, government, politics, and national security can be found.
  • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Thailand Maps
    This is the website of The University of Texas at Austin. It contains various maps of Thailand such as country maps, thematic maps, and historical maps.Government Institutions


  • Journal of Asian Studies
    This is a website of the Journal of Asian Studies. It covers a range of research topics about Asia, and some articles are free for download.
  • Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia
    This website provides reviews of socio-political topics related to Thailand and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
  • Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, University of Hawaii
    This website provides online journal articles about law and policy study in Asia-Pacific regions. Browse the journal or type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Government Institutions

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
    This website contains information regarding vision, mission, strategies, project and activities in Department of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Site is in Thai and English.
  • Ministry of Commerce
    Vision: Taking a leading role in putting forth continued and sustainable growth of both domestic and international economy and trade for the welfare of the public at all levels. Mission: 1. Generating income for the country 2. Strengthening internal economy and trade, and 3. Building consumers' strength and protecting interests of consumers. Site also offers a list of links to the different ministries related to commerce in Thailand.
  • Royal Thai Navy
    Site contains information about the Royal Thai Navy
  • Ministry of Education
    Site provides information regarding; Administrative Structure of the Ministry of Education, History of Thai Education, National Education Act of B.E.2542(1999), Education in the School-Related System, and Ministry of Education Map. In addition, the site provides links to the different ministries related to education.
  • Ministry of Finance
    Ministry of Finance provides information related to the economic status of Thailand including economic data, fiscal information, economic reports and other commercial links.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Information about thailand, particularly the ministry of foreign affairs, ministers in charge, press information, foreign policy, business information, press information, and foreign policy, in addition to missions in Thailand and visa and consular matters.
  • Ministry of Interior
    Site is in Thai.
  • Ministry of Justice
    The website contains information about organization, vision and mission, policy and strategic plan, and concern of laws. Site is in Thai and English.
  • Ministry of Labour
    Ministry of Labor site is dedicated to employers and employees including work applications, skill development, employment benefits, wages, rights, and duties; in addition to labor laws and work standards.
  • Ministry of Public Health
    This website contains information regarding health situation and trends, policy advocacy, technology and research, hospital accreditation and health industry.
  • Ministry of Science and technology
    Aside for a customer login in English the website is once again in Thai. 2-9-2010.
  • Royal Thai Government
    Text in Thai and English.
  • Parliament
    This site is concerned with the National Thai Assembly, Library of parliament, political parties, and it also presents an on-line tour of the national assembly, as well as other useful links.



    History, Culture and Religion

    • Tai Languages and Cultures
      This site contains information about different ethnics derived from the Tai origin.
    • Hill tribes in Northern Thailand
      This website provides information about the living of different ethnic groups in Northern Thailand including Akha, Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Lisu and Mien.
    • Thai World View
      This website provides an overview of Thai society, culture and religion. It contains description of Thai culture elements such as house, temple, history, people, language and many more.
    • Art of Southeast Asia
      This website contains information about the arts and culture of Southeast Asia especially Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    Political and Social Issues

    • Human Development Report, UNDP
      This website publishes a report about human rights and human development regarding politic, economic and social issues in Thailand.
    • International Crisis Group-Thailand
      This site provides online analytical reports and briefings on Thailand and the world, focusing on situations of conflict.
    • Thai Law Forum
      This website contains information and forum discussion about law and archives of law journal of Thailand.
    • Human Rights Watch
      This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights in Thailand.


    • Bangkok Post
      This is a local newspaper providing headlines and online news on business, society and culture.
    • Business Day
      This is an online Thai business newspaper in English.
    • Daily News Online
      This is an online daily news in Thai.
    • Khaosod English                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Online daily Thai news in English
    • Thailand Daily
      This website provides updated news collected from local and international news agencies.
    • Thai News Net
      This is online version of Thai and international news collected from various news agencies.
    • The Nation
      This is an online newspaper providing up-to-date local and international headlines and news on politics, society and business.


    • Voice of America
      This is an online radio broadcasting of the Voice of America, a special program in Thai language.
    • National News Bureau of Thailand
      This is a Thai official information center website. It contains daily news and radio broadcasting programs.

    Digital Collections

    Research Institutions

    Travel Information

    • Tourism Authority of Thailand
      This website provides information on transportation, tourist attractions and maps for traveling in Thailand.
    • Bangkok dot com
      This website provides information on traveling, accommodation and trip arrangement to different attractions in Thailand.
    • Lonely Planet, Thailand
      The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Thailand can be found in this site.


    • National Bureau of Asian Research
      The National Bureau of Asian Research is committed to advanced independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.
    • Thailand Research Guides
      Compiled by University Libraries (University of Washington), this site provides reference documents related to Thailand.
    • Bibliography: Thailand
      Reference documents related to Thailand compiled by the Library of Congress can be found in this site.
    • Southeast Asia Women Studies Bibliography
      This website provides reference documents related to research on women studies in Southeast Asia, compiled by the University of California at Berkeley.