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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
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
16 incredible rooftop bars

16 incredible rooftop bars

Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries
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
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