Bangkok

Gallery: Guesthouse uses bamboo for nearly everything

Gallery: Guesthouse uses bamboo for nearly everything

In the Thai mountains of Chiang Rai, bungalow owners use the strong but flexible plant for food, cooking and building
Gallery: Songkran's water fights, parties and old-school traditions

Gallery: Songkran's water fights, parties and old-school traditions

A quick guide to the madness and rituals as tourists and locals ring in the Thai new year
Thailand's big fat wedding business

Thailand's big fat wedding business

One Indian dad spent half a million dollars on his daughter's Phuket wedding. The tourism authority hopes more will follow
Old Town Phuket: Finally, a reason to leave the beach

Old Town Phuket: Finally, a reason to leave the beach

Here's how to experience the real heritage and culture of Thailand's most popular holiday island. No debauchery required
Yabba dabba doo! A Thai resort that lets you sleep in Fred Flintstone’s head

Yabba dabba doo! A Thai resort that lets you sleep in Fred Flintstone’s head

In the mountains of Ratchaburi, Suan Peung Resort takes guests back to Bedrock
Making Buddhist amulets in Lamphun

Making Buddhist amulets in Lamphun

A northern Thailand temple lets travelers make their own clay talismans, an ancient craft normally reserved for monks
Ban Chiang: Thailand’s most underrated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ban Chiang: Thailand’s most underrated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Take an evolutionary journey back to 2100 BC as you check out skeletal remains and Bronze Age artifacts in northeast Thailand
Wheeling and dealing at Bangkok's pawn shops

Wheeling and dealing at Bangkok's pawn shops

Unfortunately, Bangkok's pawn shops don't peddle kitsch. But there are still bargains to be had
iReport: The many faces of Chiang Mai's Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

iReport: The many faces of Chiang Mai's Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

On a recent visit to Thailand, a Los Angeles-based iReporter focused her lens on the Buddhist art in this famous mountain-side temple
Gallery: Creative ways to get around Bangkok

Gallery: Creative ways to get around Bangkok

With boats now a luxury, city residents are using everything from plastic foam to jet skis to get through flooded streets
Gallery: Bracing for Bangkok floods

Gallery: Bracing for Bangkok floods

Ahead of expected floods, many are stockpiling water and food. Others are carrying on with life as usual
Backpacking to the future: Modern traveler follows original Lonely Planet guide

Backpacking to the future: Modern traveler follows original Lonely Planet guide

Recreating the backpacking experience of the 1970s by using the first Lonely Planet "Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" guidebook
Hard, well-oiled and slightly disturbing bodies on display in Bangkok

Hard, well-oiled and slightly disturbing bodies on display in Bangkok

You don't want to mess with these fellas, now competing at the Asian and World Bodybuilding Championships
Where to experience Buddhist hell in Thailand

Where to experience Buddhist hell in Thailand

A quick guide to Buddhism's torture chambers and where to find some of the most grotesque sites of purgatory
Gallery: Thailand’s goriest event of the year, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Gallery: Thailand’s goriest event of the year, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

A guide to all the food, processions and bloody rituals. Plus, a look back at last year's action
Gallery: Super-sized action at King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

Gallery: Super-sized action at King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

There's still time to head south to check out Hua Hin's biggest sporting event of the year
iReport: A temple of calm in the eye of the Bangkok storm

iReport: A temple of calm in the eye of the Bangkok storm

A German iReporter explores Wat Bowon Niwet, a highly under-rated city temple near Khao San Road
Gallery: Inside a traditional khon mask studio

Gallery: Inside a traditional khon mask studio

A look at one of Thailand's few remaining khon artisans and his stunning creations
Gallery: ‘Aquatecture’ and a sinking city

Gallery: ‘Aquatecture’ and a sinking city

A Thai firm’s watery vision for Bangkok in response to rising sea levels will soon go on display in Berlin
Buan Huad Heng: For all your bespoke metal needs

Buan Huad Heng: For all your bespoke metal needs

Chris Menist’s quest for Bangkok’s more eccentric corners leads him to yet another dedicated craftsman
Interview: Bangkok exhibition fights for rights of Islamic fashionistas

Interview: Bangkok exhibition fights for rights of Islamic fashionistas

Female Thai Muslim photog Ampannee Satoh's latest shots take aim at France's burqa ban
Gallery: Inside Thailand’s cobra village

Gallery: Inside Thailand’s cobra village

At Ban Kok Sa-Nga, nearly every home has a pet snake. But the top handler's mangled fingers are proof that these deadly friends don't always play nice
Nightingale-Olympic: Bangkok nostalgia and back-breaking relics

Nightingale-Olympic: Bangkok nostalgia and back-breaking relics

Chris Menist’s search for links to the past takes him to a place where Merle Norman reigns supreme and antique exercise machines strike fear
Phi Ta Khon: A sexually charged festival haunted by long-nosed ghosts

Phi Ta Khon: A sexually charged festival haunted by long-nosed ghosts

This annual masked festival might not be Thailand’s wildest, but its appendages are certainly the most colorful. Never mind that it’s in lovely Loei
Life of a Burmese landmine refugee

Life of a Burmese landmine refugee

Having fled their home country to escape oppression, what is to become of the thousands of Burmese refugees in Thailand?
Photo gallery: Thailand crowns its newest transgender beauty queen

Photo gallery: Thailand crowns its newest transgender beauty queen

This year's beauty pageant brought out the kingdom's most stunning ladyboys, proving yet again that some of the best looking girls in Thailand used to be boys
Photo gallery: Curiosities and altruism at Khlong Lod market

Photo gallery: Curiosities and altruism at Khlong Lod market

While exploring a century-old market filled with oddities like dried two-tailed geckos, Chris Menist meets up with its kind-hearted 'father'