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I often come across sites or articles in my research about Thailand that I think might be of interest to readers of this blog. I thought it might be useful if I published them are part of the main menu of the blog so that they were easy to find, especially as I will be updating the list on a regular basis.

I have also been sent links by readers which I will include if I think they are relevant.

This list is a bit sparse as of the day of publication 21 January but it is the sort of thing I can add to in-between building the house HERE so it will expand quickly.


The National Parks of Thailand. A magnificent 280 page PDF book with beautiful photos and excellent maps. A real credit to the team that produced it HERE.

Train Travel in Thailand HERE.

Virtual Tourist HERE. A useful travel guide with a mass of information.

Renown Travel & Tour Agency HERE. Included not as a travel agency but because their website is one of the most informative around. I have used it often as a filler to some of my posts. Excellent.

Drive Thailand HERE. A Thai site which has a range of pre-planned trips across Thailand with pretty good route descriptions. Worth a look. The link I have given you relates to our bit of Isaan but there are plenty of other options.

Chiang Mai

CityLife Chiang Mai. An excellent resource on everything Chiang Mai HERE 

Ring Road Map HERE also my post about the road system HERE

Cost of Living. An interesting site to give newcomers some idea of living expenses HERE. My thanks to Bob for this link.

One Stop Chiang Mai. A commercial site but well worth exploring HERE. Extensive lists of things to do and see as well as covering topics like the medical system. Good for both visitors and expats.

Health Centre. Recommended by Bob, a resident of Chiang Mai, HERE. He reports: “In regards to the GP I visited, I came across a website that recommended Dr Morgan. I have been there and she speaks English and is great to deal with, but her clinic is a little out of town (in Hang Dong)”

A Retirement/Carers Resort. This place sounds so good that I am tempted to book in early. Find their website HERE. Thanks to Bob again.

Chiangmai Christian Community Classifieds. Don’t be put off by the religious tone of this site. It is an excellent resource and worth a look HERE. A good section on the new 90 online reporting option and more.

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Ties forum HERE.

Chiang Rai Bulletin. News and information HERE.

The nightlife on offer, such as it is HERE.

Chiang Rai guide by John Barlow HERE. An excellent blog full of information about this part of Thailand. A must read if visiting the city.

99 Things to do in Chiang Rai HERE. Who would have thought?

The Chiang Rai TimeHERE. Lots of local news, events and things to do.


Khon Kaen attractions HERE. A city close to us so of particular interest to me as we explore this part of Isaan.


Looking to buy something in Thailand from property to cars and boats then these farang orientated sites are the place to look:

Baht & Sold HERE

Thai Visa Classifieds HERE


Building in Thailand THE forum in my opinion if looking to build in Thailand HERE

YourHome – Australia’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes. Your Home is your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs. Recommended by Ken, a reader of the blog. The link HERE

Air conditioning Calculator – This calculator is ideal to work out the size of a unit required for cooling a room or a neatly proportioned house. This guide is designed for maintaining temperatures at a comfortable range between 21-23 degrees on most days of summer HERE. Use Darwin as the location.

Thailand Forums

Teakdoor. A very active forum on everything Thai HERE

Thai Visa. Not just a very active and sometimes very bitchy forum but lots of other Thai stuff too HERE

The Thai Visa Isaan forum HERE.

Udon Map HERE. The forum for Udon Thani, our nearest big city.

Getting a Thai Driving Licence