Thailand

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
10 of Asia's best beer bars

10 of Asia's best beer bars

Microbrews and craft beers are taking over Asia. Here are the top places to knock back a pint
Gallery: World's biggest water fight

Gallery: World's biggest water fight

New year celebrations are now underway across Thailand. But along with the watery revelry come deadly roads
Thailand lifts state of emergency in Bangkok

Thailand lifts state of emergency in Bangkok

A 60-day state of emergency has come to an end, giving the tourism industry hope that lagging arrival numbers will improve
How easy is it to board a plane with a stolen passport?

How easy is it to board a plane with a stolen passport?

Questions about air travel security as Interpol confirms two passengers boarded missing Malaysia Airlines flight with stolen passports
Thailand offers tourists chance to win a new face

Thailand offers tourists chance to win a new face

Fancy a different face but can't afford to go under the knife? Thailand has launched a contest offering free surgery sessions
Updates on Bangkok travel amid protests, violence

Updates on Bangkok travel amid protests, violence

Visitors shouldn't wear solid red clothes or buy T-shirts that say "Popcorn Army"; advised to remain on high alert in Thai capital
In Bangkok, the 'world's best' Indian restaurant

In Bangkok, the 'world's best' Indian restaurant

Chef Gaggan Anand's eponymous restaurant is the only Indian venue to crack the top 10 on the "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants" list. So how's he faring now?
Last fight at legendary Bangkok stadium

Last fight at legendary Bangkok stadium

Thousands of muay Thai fans came out for the final fight night at historic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, which has closed its doors forever
Bangkok protests: Updated info for tourists

Bangkok protests: Updated info for tourists

Elections over but anti-government protests expected to continue in the capital
How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

By 2020, more than 200 million Chinese will go overseas, double the number that did in 2013
Major culinary breakthrough! A dinner made entirely of desserts

Major culinary breakthrough! A dinner made entirely of desserts

Your childhood dream just came true, thanks to Belgium’s "godfather of molecular pastry"
The most Instagrammed places in 2013

The most Instagrammed places in 2013

Once again, an attraction in Bangkok topped the U.S. dominated list of the places we just can't stop photo-filtering
Gallery: Primates chow down at Thailand's annual monkey buffet

Gallery: Primates chow down at Thailand's annual monkey buffet

The macaque-infested town of Lopburi laid out 2,000 kilos of treats for the hungry little monkeys to feast on
Opinion: Rihanna spot on about Phuket problems

Opinion: Rihanna spot on about Phuket problems

Authorities in Patong remain blind to the sleaze and the wildlife abuse around them, says one local
Locals arrested over Rihanna's Thailand holiday snaps

Locals arrested over Rihanna's Thailand holiday snaps

Instagram photo of pop star holding endangered primate leads to outrage among animal rights advocates
Songkran Festival: World's biggest water fight

Songkran Festival: World's biggest water fight

Thailand kicks off its most popular festival over the weekend; death toll alarmingly high due to drunk driving accidents
Koh Samet oil spill 'threatens tourism, fishing'

Koh Samet oil spill 'threatens tourism, fishing'

Thailand's deputy prime minister warns the oil spill could be worse than first feared
Bangkok's Batcat Museum: 50,000 pieces of toy history

Bangkok's Batcat Museum: 50,000 pieces of toy history

Marvel, DC, Pixar, GI Joe, a full-size T-800 Terminator endoskeleton. Hard-core collectors will think they've died and gone to nerd heaven
Gallery: Thai elephants go from the streets to the polo pitch

Gallery: Thai elephants go from the streets to the polo pitch

Ladyboys, All Blacks and 50 pachyderms. The crew at this year's King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament was as motley as ever
Gallery: Thailand's 'longneck' women, a controversial tourist attraction

Gallery: Thailand's 'longneck' women, a controversial tourist attraction

Inside one of the country's fabricated "cultural preservation centers," visitors pay a fee to snap photos of hill tribe villagers