Virtual tour in Thailand

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, click on the French flag below to access the original text:

I love the geographic tools of the web. After Google Earth and his Google MapsI'm falling for MapJack and its 360 ° subjective panoramas (much like the one I presented to you in the previous post). Nothing like morale, between two trips, to afford a virtual trip to the end of the world!


MapJack for the moment only offers cities in Thailand and the United States. The Thai virtual walks, rather oriented "tourism", are still limited in number: Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Phuket and Krabi

But it's quite enjoyable to have just one click to walk the beaches of Phuket or take a look at the temples of Chiang Mai. We see them as we would see them walking by there ...

On the same principle, there is of course Google Street View, but the rendering is less spectacular. Especially since Thailand is not yet in the proposed walks, which are currently only American, Australian, Japanese and ... French! But on both services, supply should soon expand. We even saw the Google Car in Rennes, three months ago !

There, I just made a virtual trip to Thailand, just to forget the gray rain that falls on Rennes today. But if I believe this dispatch found today on the Bangkok Post, the weather is also rotten on the Thai capital:

Rain, hail bombarding PAD [Sept. 5, 2008]
( - Strong wind and heavy rain with hail halted the mass anti-government demonstration of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) at Government House on Friday evening.
Many of the protesters were soaked up in the past, and many areas of the muddy government compound were inundated. The group's key members had to postpone their anti-government speeches.
The unconditional weather forced people demonstrating outside Government House.

He hail on the opponents of the Prime Minister! It's finally the bad weather that will have managed to dislodge the protesters ...

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  1. Hello! Me too, I wandered on the beaches of Thailand ... Thank you for this link, it is actually very nice!
    This is the weekend for me, also gray here, so tonight, ciné with Batman!

  2. Hello Corinne!
    Je ne connaissais pas cet outil. Excellent, Je vais récupérer ça… Bientôt plus la peine de voyager ! Mais comme je suis passéiste, j’en suis encore réduit à me déplacer moi-même et suis au Mexique 😉
    A propos, je me suis vengé du poisson lune : je viens de nager avec 7 (!) requins baleine 😉

  3. @ Thib: Me neither, never set foot in Pattaya ... Funnily convenient to be able to do a little trick in a few clicks!

    @ Marie-Julie: Delighted that you like it as much as me! But I must say that thanks to your recent posts on Taxi-Brousse, I think more than very seriously to make a little Thai trip to the Andaman Sea in early 2009. But I will recauser ...

    @ The Guen: ditto, glad you like it! Still a geek gadget ... Cheap, that one, at least. But it's the kind of thing that gives me more desire to leave than to stay behind my screen. I know you're in Mexico and you've seen tons of whale sharks (I do not even want to know what tonnage are 7 whale-sharks). I took the time to have a look at the photos of Bloguen between two papers in the editorial. I refrained from comment, on the moment, too disgusted. What a low revenge! What cruelty to all those who, like me, are stuck at work! A real scandal, really !!!