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Sukhothai: Land of the

Sukhothai: Land of the "boneless" Buddhas

Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai lies the old kingdom of Sukhothai. Its former glory can be revisited through spectacular temple ruins
Lampang: Northern Thailand's next big star?

Lampang: Northern Thailand's next big star?

For those looking for a side escape from Chiang Mai, the nearby province of Lampang is filled with historical sites and natural beauty
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Animal-rights groups criticize Beyonce after tiger encounter

A fan photo of Beyonce's family posing with a baby tiger is not sitting well with critics
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
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
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
Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

From Cambodia's Killing Fields to the "Hanoi Hilton," the region's darker tourist attractions supply insight and shivers in equal doses
Normality resumes: Curfews lifted in three Thai hot spots

Normality resumes: Curfews lifted in three Thai hot spots

In an effort to revive tourism, the junta has lifted the curfew in Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui
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
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
Snap! The 6 most clichéd Bangkok tourist photo ops of all time

Snap! The 6 most clichéd Bangkok tourist photo ops of all time

How many of these top tourist Bangkok snapshots can you count among your own pictorial souvenirs of the city?