Designed to be the most reliable one-stop source of information on the country, the website features a user-friendly interface with fun, informative articles that shed an insightful light on the ‘Land of Smiles’, its people, and ways of life. Whether travelers want to live, work, travel, eat, relax, invest, study, do business, or simply learn more about Thailand, travelers will find all on the THAILAND NOW website.
THAILAND NOW is set up by the public and private sectors with support from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a hip, user-friendly and insightful online hub in English, helping non-Thais find up-to-date and in-depth information about Thai ways of life, cultural practices, beliefs and holiday destinations.
The launch event was chaired by Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and witnessed by members of the Diplomatic Corps in Bangkok. Thailand NOW was born out of the perception that friends of Thailand around the world wanted to hear a narrative of the Thai point of view on different topics.
THAILAND NOW will become a treasure trove of reliable and factually correct information that informs and entertains at the same time. The new online platform will guide users on their virtual explorations of Thailand through the eyes of experienced local writers who offer insights into their homeland. A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes, and the website has an abundance of colorful images by leading local photographers and catchy info-graphics by young designers.
On top of it all, the site provides useful links to help users find trusted sources of information on specific topics and explore them from different angles. All data on the website comes from primary sources and is verifiable, and it’s various features ensure that information is filtered to meet the individual user’s need. The platform’s unique story-telling technique and photos presented through the lens of locals provide an exclusive experience which cannot be found anywhere else.
The aim of the site’s myriad features is to assist users in filtering their search for specific or customized content by providing up-to-date information. Visitors to the site are also invited to submit their recommendations for new information and topics through the ‘Contact Us’ tab. This website was born out of the perception that friends of Thailand around the world wanted to hear a narrative of the Thai point of view on different topics. This led public and private agencies to collaborate in establishing a reliable information platform called “Thailand NOW”.
In addition to its main site, this new website will also allows people to explore various faces of Thailand through the use of several social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. All sectors of the society are welcome to contribute in uplifting and upgrading the website for it to become a genuine and comprehensive window into Thailand.
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