Thailand: General Information

General Information

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

Thai flag and anthem by the World Statesmen
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.

The world Fact Book about Thailand-CIA
This site provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information.


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.

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 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.

Royal Thai Navy
Site contains information about the Royal Thai Navy



SEAlang Projects
Established in 2005, The SEAlang Library provides language reference materials for Southeast Asia, especially the non-roman script languages used throughout the mainland (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam).

Thai, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides Thai language courses and studying materials.

Thai Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts in Thai writing system.


History, Culture and Religion

Art of Southeast Asia
This website contains information about the arts and culture of Southeast Asia especially Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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.

Tai Languages and Cultures
This site contains information about different ethnics derived from the Tai origin.

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.


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.

Human Rights Watch
This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights 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.



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.



National News Bureau of Thailand
This is a Thai official information center website. It contains daily news and radio broadcasting programs.

Voice of America
This is an online radio broadcasting of the Voice of America, a special program in Thai language.


Research Institutions

Asia Foundation, Thailand
This is a website of the Asia Foundation, specifically for Thailand. This website contains information of the Asia Foundation’s projects related to economic reform, anti-trafficking, transparent accountable governance (TAG), legal and judicial reform, conflict management, Islam, peace and education.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
This website provides online reports and programs that Thailand and other members of APEC work to promote trade and investment liberalization, business facility, and economy and technical cooperation.

Asia Research Center, Murdoch University, Australia
This website contains free download publications and working papers about Asia, and information about seminars and workshop of Asian studies.

Asia Research Institute-ARI (National University of Singapore)
This site provides a wide range of research topic about Southeast Asia, including Thailand.

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Thailand
This website contains reports and development projects of the Asian Development Bank in Thailand.

Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This websites contains information about Thai government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This website contains publication and research information about Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia 
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies-ISEAS, Singapore
This site contains research articles and working papers about Thailand and other Southeast Asia countries. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

International Institute of Asian Studies-IIAS, Netherlands
This site contains free newsletterd about Thailand and other countries in Asia.

International Monetary Fund, Thailand
This provides online working papers and reports of the IMF in Thailand.

National Statistical Office of Thailand
This website provides information regarding census, statistical data and publications.

Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
This is a website of Center University of Hong Kong. It contains information about seminars and courses of study about East and Southeast Studies. It provides free-download publications and working papers related to Thailand and countries in Asia and other related topics for Southeast Asian studies.

Thai Development and Research Institute (TDRI)
This is a website of a non-government organization dedicating to research and publication about human resources and social development, international economic relations, macroeconomic policy, natural resources and environment, science and technology development, and sectoral economics.

The Economist, Thailand
This website provides online article covering analyzes of economy, statistic information, and facts of the government in Thailand.

The Leeds Thai Politics Bibliography, Thai Politics at Leeds, UK
This website provides online bibliography of publications related to Thai politics and other information about Thai politic studies.

The Siam Society
This is the website of the Siam Society, a non profit organization dedicating to study of artistic, scientific and cultural affairs of Thailand.

The World Bank, Thailand
This is the World Bank website, specifically for projects in Thailand. It contains data and statistic, publications, reports and updated news about the World Bank projects in Thailand.

United Nations in Thailand
This website contains information and publications of UN programs in Thailand.

USAID in Thailand
This website provides information regarding programs of USAID in Thailand. The programs focus on strengthening the foundation for peace and security, governing justly and democratically, improving health system and environment, improving economic growth, and giving humanitarian assistance.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about the socio-political issues of Thailand and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.


Travel Information

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.

Tourism Authority of Thailand
This website provides information on transportation, tourist attractions and maps for traveling in Thailand.



Bibliography: Thailand
Reference documents related to Thailand compiled by the Library of Congress 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.