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  Thailand - Travel guide and hotels
Thailand is a fascinating and exotic country to explore.
We have been building and operating travel websites in Thailand and throughout SE Asia since 1995, working closely with the Tourism Working Group of the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Tourist Authority of Thailand.
So, for complete information on Thailand travel, hotels, tours, diving, shopping, spas, last minute Hotels offers or any one of the hundreds of things to see and do, gothailand.com is now the definitive guide.
www.gothailand.com   (261 words)

  thailand map and map of thailand information page
Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces, but the country works hard with Malaysia to control the situation and the proliferation of terrorism.
Landforms Thailand's terrain includes relatively high mountains in the north, that extend southward (in a narrow strip) along its Burma border to the northern edges of Malaysia.
Thailand temperatures (March - May) range from an average high of 95° F to lows near 70° F. Temperatures (November - January) moderate rather dramatically with daily highs averaging in the mid 70s.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/th.htm   (0 words)

  Thailand (11/06)
Thailand's highly successful government-sponsored family planning program has resulted in a dramatic decline in population growth from 3.1% in 1960 to less than 1% today.
Thailand continues to be a key security ally in Asia, along with Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea.
Thailand's stability and independence are important to the maintenance of peace in the region.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2814.htm   (4440 words)

  Thailand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia, bordering Laos and Cambodia to the east, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, and the Andaman Sea and Myanmar to the west.
Thailand's origin is traditionally tied to the short-lived kingdom of Sukhothai founded in 1238, after which the larger kingdom of Ayutthaya was established in the mid-14th century.
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and the King is extremely respected and revered.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thailand   (2527 words)

 Thailand - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With Thailand's rapid modern development, it is uncertain whether the Lisu will be able to preserve their traditional ways of life or be eventually absorbed into surrounding Thai society.
Thailand followed a steady anti-communist line under the influence of its alliance with the USA, and was a founder member of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
The USA withdrew all its substantial military presence in Thailand, and diplomatic relations were established with the communist regimes in China, North Korea, and Cambodia.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Thailand   (2510 words)

Thailand is a popular travel destination, and tourist facilities and services are available throughout the country.
In light of the continuing unsettled situation along Thailand border with Burma, which is subject to frequent closings to all traffic, the Department of State recommends that all Americans exercise caution when traveling in remote or rural areas immediately adjacent to the Burma border.
Thailand requires that all vehicles be covered by third-party liability insurance for death or injury, but there is no mandatory coverage for property damage.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1040.html   (4080 words)

 Thailand travel and tourism information, hotels and tours in Thailands
Thailand would never again be a vassal state, despite many attempts to overwhelm the country throughout the ages.
King Chulalongkorn was particularly impressed by western methods of law and education and he set about fully reforming the legal system of Siam and introducing state education for the masses (previously all education had been the privilege of the rich or through schools set up at monasteries).
However, despite the introduction of constitutional monarchy, Thailand struggled for many years to remain constitutional, with power slipping backwards and forwards from the hands of corruptly elected politicians to military strongmen for the next sixty years.
www.visit-mekong.com /thailand/index.htm   (770 words)

Thailand occupies the western half of the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia.
Although Thailand had received $2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid since 1950 and had sent troops (paid by the U.S.) to Vietnam while permitting U.S. bomber bases on its territory, the collapse of South Vietnam and Cambodia in spring 1975 brought rapid changes in the country's diplomatic posture.
Thailand - Thailand, Thai Prathet Thai [land of the free], officially Kingdom of Thailand, constitutional...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108034.html   (1222 words)

 Thailand - Country Profile - Muang Thai - Siam
The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia, bordering Laos and the Kingdom of Cambodia to the east, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, and the Andaman Sea and Myanmar to the west.
Thailand is the only southeast Asian country never have been taken over by a European power.
Thailand is a warm and rather humid tropical country with monsoonal climate.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/thailand.htm   (1027 words)

 Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand is an extraordinary country of contrasts and surprises with glittering temples, tropical forests, idyllic beaches, modern shopping malls and friendly hospitable people.
In-between the north and south is a long coastline lapped by the Andaman Sea to the west (with Phuket, Krabi Phi Phi) and the Gulf of Thailand to the east (Ko Samui, Pattaya, Ko Samet).
Thailand's ancient capitals of Sukothai, Ayuttaya and the old Lanna kingdom of Chiang Mai offer a wealth of treasures.
www.thailand-hotel.net /travel-guide/thailand/index.htm   (947 words)

 King of Thailand Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chakri dynasty have ruled Thailand since king Taksin was declared mad in 1782.
The name Mongkut in English texts usually refers to Rama IV, but in Thailand it is usually understood as the reigning title of Rama VI, Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua.
Until 1885 every king had a vice-king (Maha Uparaja, also often translated as second king), usually the brother of the king and the designated heir to the throne - however Rama II was the only former vice-king who actually ascended to the throne.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/King_of_Thailand   (477 words)

 CNN.com - Coup chief cites intense conflicts - Sep 19, 2006
Speaking in front of giant portraits of Thailand's king and queen, Sonthi was flanked by chiefs of the three armed services and the head of the national police.
The chiefs of Thailand's army, navy and air force earlier met King Bhumibol Adulyadej to declare they were taking over the country while Thaksin was in New York for a U.N. meeting.
Elections in Thailand are scheduled for November after the country's constitutional court ruled that a vote in April was unconstitutional.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/asiapcf/09/19/thailand.coup.rumor/index.html   (0 words)

 Thailand: The Land of Smiles Thai Tourist Information
Thailand is part of the 21st century Geo-Economic Region commonly referred to as 'The Pacific Rim'.
The south region of Thailand is located on the narrow Malay Peninsula, with the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean) on it's west side and the Gulf of Thailand (Pacific Ocean) on it's east.
Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia are Thailand's neighbors on the Indochina Peninsula.
www.csmngt.com /thailand1.htm   (2998 words)

 Travel Advice by Country Foreign & Commonwealth Office
By law, tourists are expected to carry their passports with them at all times in Thailand.  There have been incidents where tourists have been arrested because they were unable to produce their passport.
Thailand has a significant level of HIV infection and AIDS.  Heterosexual transmission accounts for most HIV infections and HIV is common among prostitutes of both sexes.
Services and facilities in most areas of Thailand affected by the tsunami, including Phuket, are now operating normally.  But on the coast of Khao Lak and on Phi Phi some services may still not be back to pre-tsunami standards.  You should check with your tour operator before travelling to affected areas.
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 cbs11tv.com - Thailand's Stock Market Bounces Back
The Stock Exchange of Thailand's benchmark SET Index ended a tense day at 691.55 after it tumbled nearly 15 percent the day before in reaction to new rules restricting foreign investment aimed at stemming the baht's surge.
The plunge came after the Bank of Thailand announced late Monday tough measures to clamp down on speculative inflows that have lifted the baht to nine-year highs.
The plunge Tuesday came after the Bank of Thailand announced its toughest measures yet to clamp down on speculative inflows that have lifted the Thai currency.
cbs11tv.com /business/finance_story_354072923.html   (732 words)

Thailand has won many plaudits from Western observers for the way it has handled its economy in the last three years, which have seen major steps taken towards recovery.
Thailand and Cambodia to discuss demarcation of overlapping land and sea boundaries Thais News, Aug 11
Above: H.E. Watana Muangsook, Thailand's Minister of Commerce (center) delivers the keynote remarks at the official launch of the US-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Coalition on March 23 in Capitol Hill.
www.us-asean.org /thailand.asp   (2111 words)

 Thailand Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.
Travellers should exercise caution, particularly in the southern parts of the country, and avoid political rallies and demonstrations in the capital.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Thailand book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/thailand   (569 words)

 Thailand Hotels by SmartStays: Bargains for all Hotels in Thailand
Thailand hotels, amazing in their own right, have the unique distinction of being in a magnificent and exotic country that boasts thousands of famous sites to explore.
Come and discover her historical and cultural treasures.
For those looking for a good 4 star hotel, the Rembrandt is recommended for its friendly service as well as elegant and luxurious appeal.
www.thailand-hotel.net   (292 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand : : Main Page
Nitya Pibulsonggram, Thailand’s Foreign Minister, to hold a bilateral meeting at the Blue Room, the Government House.
Nitya Pibulsonggram, Foreign Minister, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to interview Foreign Minister on the policy of the Foreign Ministry on two important issues: the policy on the Arab countries scholarships to be distributed to Thai — Muslim students, and the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Saudi Arabia.
Canadian Ambassador Bids Farewell to Thailand: On 21 June 2007, Mr.
www.mfa.go.th /web/1.php   (0 words)

 Ethnologue report for Thailand
Kingdom of Thailand, Muang Thai or Prathet Thai.
Mae Sarieng town in northwest Thailand, Mae Ngaw along the Salween River, 15 to 25 villages, Hot to Mae Sarieng (Highway 1099 which runs south to Omkoi).
[mlf] 3,000 to 4,000 in Thailand (1982 SIL).
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Thailand   (1998 words)

 AEGiS: Thailand
Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power.
The HIV/AIDS Collaboration, a joint activity of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand (MOPH) and CDC, is now in its 11th year of operation.
AEGiS is made possible through unrestricted grants from Boehringer Ingelheim, Elton John AIDS Foundation, iMetrikus, Inc., the National Library of Medicine, and donations from users like you.
www.aegis.com /countries/thailand.html   (688 words)

 WTO | Thailand - Member information
Thailand has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.
Thailand's Uruguay Round goods schedules (zip format, 305 KB)
> Thailand: Conciliating a Dispute on Tuna Exports to the EC
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/thailand_e.htm   (211 words)

 Global Volunteer Network: Volunteer in Thailand
Most of the animals residing at the sanctuary were maltreated before they arrived here, suffering from abuse, malnutrition, neglect and improper care, rescued from the illegal pet trade, or have previously been exploited for the tourism industry.
If you would like to read about the experiences of some of our volunteers who are currently in Thailand, you can do so here.
All, applicants will be notified by email as to whether their application has been successful.
www.volunteer.org.nz /thailand   (911 words)

In recent years, the relationship between Thailand and the World Bank Group has progressed from primarily a borrower-lender relationship toward a true development partnership.
Thailand grew by 5 percent in 2006, slightly better than 4.5 percent in 2005, and is projected to be 4.3 percent in 2007 more...
Aims to increase young people’s awareness of social, economic and political issues that concern them, as well as engage youth in critical thinking activities  more...
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