General information site about Thailand, where to stay, what to do.
Khao San Road
I hate recommending
anything about or on Khao San Road. It served its
purpose in 1994 when I first visited Thailand. I now
look on it as the travelers' ghetto it is. There's
some good tourist restaurants around there and tourist
buses. Hell, that's what it's famous for.
Amenities for tourists. I don't see how I could get
around not mentioning one Khao San Road devoted web site.
Can you read Japanese?
Doesn't matter. You can still figure your way around
this Japanese-language site. It breaks down popular
residential buildings by % of Japanese, size, and the number
of apartments in that building of that size. Very
useful when condo or apartment hunting. Be forewarned
that the prices are inaccurate. As of 2011, you can
rent a place for up to 30% off the listings here.
Emporium Movie Showtimes
The Emporium is
one of Bangkok's most popular and upmarket malls. It
remains irrelevant whether you're staying near the Emporium
or not. All of Bangkok's upscale malls show exactly
the same mainstream fare, so if you take a glance here or at
the Siam Paragon's movie listings
here, you'll have a solid idea what's playing in
Bangkok. Bangkok has got an IMAX screen as well.
Click here to see what's showing on that monstrous sized
Hua Hin After Dark
What do people do
after the lights go out in Hua Hin? This site and its
forum tell you. Someone told me this site scores over
30m hits per year. If you believe that, you're an
Everyone comes here and not
just for visas anymore. Want to know the best place to
pick up a hooker? Find a new marriage partner?
Get divorced or re-married in Thailand? Juggle
mistresses? Sell your body, sell your business?
Someone here will have something to say about it.
What books are for sale in Thailand? Asia
Books knows. Japanese-owned Kinokinuya
recently screwed me on a Thai grammar book, charging
me almost 50% more than the same book sold at Asia
Books. This is not meant as an endorsement for
Asia Books so much as a slam against Kinokuniya.
If I wanted to pay yen-based prices, I'd move to
Thai Meteorological Department
Keen to know wind patterns and weather? These
guys are supposed to know. Breaks
weather down by main Thai regions.
Thailand Customs and Tariff Database
See how much you'll get reamed importing something,
anything, into Thailand.
Come here to know how cheap it is to mail a parcel
from Chiang Mai to Bangkok -- or how expensive to
mail anything out of Thailand.