Thailand

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
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
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
Adventure travel: Treetop hopping in Krabi

Adventure travel: Treetop hopping in Krabi

Away from the beaches, happy, terrified tourists are zipping through the jungle with the greatest of ease
Asiatique: A riverside tourist trap even the locals can love

Asiatique: A riverside tourist trap even the locals can love

Inspired by Bangkok's Chao Phraya trade days, this new outdoor entertainment and shopping complex gives us reason to head back to the river
Gallery: Guesthouse uses bamboo for nearly everything

Gallery: Guesthouse uses bamboo for nearly everything

In the Thai mountains of Chiang Rai, bungalow owners use the strong but flexible plant for food, cooking and building
Gallery: Songkran's water fights, parties and old-school traditions

Gallery: Songkran's water fights, parties and old-school traditions

A quick guide to the madness and rituals as tourists and locals ring in the Thai new year
Thailand's big fat wedding business

Thailand's big fat wedding business

One Indian dad spent half a million dollars on his daughter's Phuket wedding. The tourism authority hopes more will follow

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