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The dark art of Chris Coles: A bleaker, seedier side of Bangkok life

The dark art of Chris Coles: A bleaker, seedier side of Bangkok life

A new collection of paintings transcends the 'Bangkok Noir' genre into which its creator places it
Family-friendly? The challenges facing Pattaya

Family-friendly? The challenges facing Pattaya

Scams and sleaze continue to beset this infamous eastern seaboard city's tourism industry, despite attempts by officials to clean things up
Zoom4Zoom5: The riverside restaurant that's self-serve, out of place and delightfully chaotic

Zoom4Zoom5: The riverside restaurant that's self-serve, out of place and delightfully chaotic

This is one of Bangkok's only spots to view the Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn and Thammasat University all at the same time
Short, sweet and swinging... but Tiger misses some skin

Short, sweet and swinging... but Tiger misses some skin

All smiles, the embattled golfer blew through Thailand for some 'grip and grin' photos and a losing game of skins
Thailand’s never-die tuk-tuks now a global export

Thailand’s never-die tuk-tuks now a global export

Here's a look inside one of the country's four tuk-tuk factories, which churns out about 200 of the popular tourist icons every year
Photo Gallery: Memorable moments from the 2010 Thailand Open

Photo Gallery: Memorable moments from the 2010 Thailand Open

Garcia-Lopez wins, Paradon retires, Fernando Verdasco learns Muay Thai and Nadal crashes out/plants a tree
5 Bangkok streets you have to hit to really get a feel for the city

5 Bangkok streets you have to hit to really get a feel for the city

Step away from the mega-malls and head down these diverse Bangkok roads -- and one waterway -- to experience some of the city's contrasting layers
Photo gallery: Cake imitates life in Bangkok’s coolest novelty desserts

Photo gallery: Cake imitates life in Bangkok’s coolest novelty desserts

At Fin-ish Me Cupcakes, a former Thai actress is whipping up everything from edible Hermes Birkin purses to Blythe dolls
Photo feature: Bangkok’s blowtorch-wielding Buddha makers

Photo feature: Bangkok’s blowtorch-wielding Buddha makers

Inside a huge factory on the city's outskirts, men and women create giant Buddhist statues for businesses, temples and homes
Gallery: Thousands of red shirts mark coup anniversary with rally

Gallery: Thousands of red shirts mark coup anniversary with rally

An estimated 10,000 people rallied peacefully at Bangkok's Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday, one of several red shirt gatherings held across the country
5 top Bangkok fashion brands

5 top Bangkok fashion brands

Thakoon and Koi are great, but these local Thai fashion designers could also be destined for international stardom
Is it vintage, antique or just plain junk? Find it all at Bangkok's 3 top retro markets

Is it vintage, antique or just plain junk? Find it all at Bangkok's 3 top retro markets

Forget the Weekend Market. Bangkok's lovers of the old, torn and pre-worn prefer these superbly aged vintage excavation grounds
Gallery: Thailand's blinged out tourist buses

Gallery: Thailand's blinged out tourist buses

Whether coach owners are looking for a giant anime head or a montage of Disney characters, these airbrush artists can pull off pretty much any look
Gallery: Lady Boys of Bangkok provide 'Fantasy and Feathers' in the United Kingdom

Gallery: Lady Boys of Bangkok provide 'Fantasy and Feathers' in the United Kingdom

The gender-bending troupe of former Bangkokians show they’re hotter than ever at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And we've got the pics to prove it
Hanuman unmasked: A gallery of Bangkok's famed khon dancers

Hanuman unmasked: A gallery of Bangkok's famed khon dancers

We go backstage at the Chalermkrung Royal Theatre for an inside look at this stunningly colorful classical Thai performance
Gallery: Picturing the world via Bangkok’s embassies

Gallery: Picturing the world via Bangkok’s embassies

In many cases, today’s embassy compounds can provide clues about the character of the countries they represent
From Canton to Surawong: Coca, Bangkok’s oldest hotpot restaurant

From Canton to Surawong: Coca, Bangkok’s oldest hotpot restaurant

The owner of the city’s high end suki chain recalls his family history as we take a few snaps of this popular slice of Bangkok dining history
Saying goodbye to the Siam Theatre

Saying goodbye to the Siam Theatre

A collection of photos and memories of the historic cinema house, which was burnt down in Bangkok’s recent arson attacks
Gallery: Red shirts clash with government supporters

Gallery: Red shirts clash with government supporters

Pro-government protesters throw bottles and fire sling-shots as things turn ugly on Bangkok's Silom Road Thursday morning
Fit for royalty and rock stars: Amanpuri Resort

Fit for royalty and rock stars: Amanpuri Resort

Baby elephants, 500 coconuts and more outrageous and luxurious resort requests from Amanpuri, Phuket
Iron Fairies: The bar that is also a blacksmith workshop, and other things

Iron Fairies: The bar that is also a blacksmith workshop, and other things

With walls of fairy dust and an in-house blacksmith, this Thonglor bar brings a bit of magic to Bangkok's nightlife
Gallery: US Marines feast on creepy-crawlies

Gallery: US Marines feast on creepy-crawlies

Troops make dinner, not war while dishing up the best, and worst, the Thai jungle has to offer during survival training
Photo gallery: Thailand celebrates HM the King’s birthday

Photo gallery: Thailand celebrates HM the King’s birthday

Highlights of the weekend festivities that lit up the nation as the world's longest reigning monarch turns 82
Gallery: The glitz and glamour of Miss International Queen 2009

Gallery: The glitz and glamour of Miss International Queen 2009

One could be forgiven for not realizing these gorgeous ladies were not always this glamorous... or ladies
Gallery: Thailand’s forgotten cinemas

Gallery: Thailand’s forgotten cinemas

A blogger is helping to keep the memories of the region's old movie theaters alive with a photographic archive
Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

As Asia's leaders roll into town, Hua Hin looks more like a war zone than a holiday resort
Buddhist amulets: Little keys to the Thai spirit

Buddhist amulets: Little keys to the Thai spirit

Seeking wild sex? Protection from enemies? Bangkok's Buddhist amulet market has you covered