Thailand

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'
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