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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
Phuket

Phuket

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Paradise reborn: How the Army saved Phuket's beaches

Paradise reborn: How the Army saved Phuket's beaches

The military coup in Thailand has led to a massive change in Phuket, weeding out decades of misuse and abuse at one of the world's most popular holiday destinations
5 of Southeast Asia's finest 'new' heritage hotels

5 of Southeast Asia's finest 'new' heritage hotels

Savvy hotel developers are converting century-old heritage buildings into luxury accommodations
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
16 incredible rooftop bars

16 incredible rooftop bars

Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries
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
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
Hundreds of fish take over abandoned mall

Hundreds of fish take over abandoned mall

The flooded floor of Bangkok's abandoned New World Mall teems not with shoppers, but with fish
A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side

A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side

Tour companies are cashing in on demand from timid thrill seekers who want to safely experience Bangkok's infamously raunchy nightlife
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