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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
Is Thailand safe for tourists? Essential info for travelers

Is Thailand safe for tourists? Essential info for travelers

Thailand's military announced Thursday that it has taken control of the government -- here's what that means for visitors
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
Soldiers, selfies and a military coup: Strange state of tourism in Thailand

Soldiers, selfies and a military coup: Strange state of tourism in Thailand

As Thailand's army declares a military coup, the country's battered tourism industry looks ahead to recovery
Insider Guide: Best of Bangkok
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Insider Guide: Best of Bangkok

Golden temples, addictive street food, amazing hotels and Asia's craziest nightlife. Thailand's megacity has far more to offer than you imagine
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

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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall