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Internet Service - Chiang Mai - Thailand

Internet Service – Chiang Mai – Thailand   (see the last picture in this post for the great place I shot this)

I had read some things about Internet Cafes in Thailand before traveling, but like everything else I encountered in “The Land of Smiles”, the Internet access varied from expected… sometimes a lot.

It’s true that you can find access all over the cities, and throughout most towns. Prices, and apparent trustworthiness vary considerably. Costs, per hour, range from 30THB (Thai Baht) in the city of Chiang Mai,  to 600THB in hotels in Bangkok. That’s approximately $0.88 USD to $17.65 USD, or in Euro 0.61€ to 12.29€ .

Internet Access with Air Ticket and Fruit Shake

Internet Access with Air Ticket and Fruit Shake

You can get a variety of services at many Internet Cafes in Thailand as shown above with airline or bus tickets, visas, and sightseeing tours, presumably with tour guide monsters from ‘Alien’.

Internet Access - Fruit Shake - Sandwiches

Internet Access – Fruit Shake – Sandwiches – CD-Burn

Just insert your CD into the alien mouth and enjoy a Cafe Latte while you’re waiting.

Internet Cafe Open 09.00AM - 02.00PM

Internet Cafe Open 09.00AM – 02.00PM

No breakfast or lunch at this Internet Cafe open only during breakfast and lunch hours.

Internet and Laundry offered on Khao San Road - Banglamphu - Bangkok

Internet and Laundry offered on Khao San Road – Banglamphu – Bangkok

All these competing services (and others more hidden) are vying for attention on the infamous Khaosan Road (spelled differently depending on where you read it). 7-Eleven, DHL, Tattoo School, Fashions, Diving Information, Acid Jazz and…

Internet - Oversea Call - Visa Photo - Laundry

Internet – Oversea Call – Visa Photo – Laundry

and…while surfing, you can get your laundry done as well!

Internet sign in Sukhothai, Thailand

Internet sign in Sukhothai, Thailand

Some Internet connections appear, well, unconnected to anything as in this sign I saw in the old city of Sukhothai, Thailand.

Internet 'workstation' in Chiangmai, Thailand

Internet ‘workstation’ in Chiangmai, Thailand

My favorite Internet offering was this ‘workstation’ in the bus terminal in Chiangmai, Thailand. It is merely a plywood box, with an old CRT monitor in it, behind a sheet of Plexiglas. And no, I wasn’t at all  tempted to enter my passwords into it!

All said though, there is plentiful, and many probably secure Internet access opportunities in Thailand. Some of my favorites were in the Euro-visitor friendly northen Thailand city of Chiang Mai.

Cheers,

Ken

 

 

  6 Responses to “Internet Access and Internet Cafes in Thailand”

  1. Loved the aliens. Did they serve you the cafe latte????

  2. The world is wired now. No hiding.

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