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10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

These statues are awe-inspiring even for the strongest of non-believers
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Turbulent year for Thai tourism industry

Turbulent year for Thai tourism industry

Political instability and a high-profile murder case have hurt Thailand's tourism industry
Thailand lights up the night sky with lantern festival

Thailand lights up the night sky with lantern festival

Thousands of paper lanterns are released into the night sky for Loi Krathong, creating a dazzling spectacle
Hellfire Pass: Top Thailand museum recounts gruesome history

Hellfire Pass: Top Thailand museum recounts gruesome history

Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum commemorates the notorious Death Railway that cost thousands of POW and civilian lives in World War II
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
World's best airport bike paths

World's best airport bike paths

Some allow travelers to pedal right up to their plane, others skirt airport perimeters, giving cyclists a closeup view of the behemoths of the sky
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
19 Instagram-worthy dishes that taste as amazing as they look

19 Instagram-worthy dishes that taste as amazing as they look

This is what happens when you invite seven world-class chefs from six countries for a week of fine dining