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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
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
Gallery: Lady Boys of Bangkok provide 'Fantasy and Feathers' in the United Kingdom

Gallery: Lady Boys of Bangkok provide 'Fantasy and Feathers' in the United Kingdom

The gender-bending troupe of former Bangkokians show they’re hotter than ever at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And we've got the pics to prove it
Hanuman unmasked: A gallery of Bangkok's famed khon dancers

Hanuman unmasked: A gallery of Bangkok's famed khon dancers

We go backstage at the Chalermkrung Royal Theatre for an inside look at this stunningly colorful classical Thai performance
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
Gallery: Picturing the world via Bangkok’s embassies

Gallery: Picturing the world via Bangkok’s embassies

In many cases, today’s embassy compounds can provide clues about the character of the countries they represent
From Canton to Surawong: Coca, Bangkok’s oldest hotpot restaurant

From Canton to Surawong: Coca, Bangkok’s oldest hotpot restaurant

The owner of the city’s high end suki chain recalls his family history as we take a few snaps of this popular slice of Bangkok dining history
Saying goodbye to the Siam Theatre

Saying goodbye to the Siam Theatre

A collection of photos and memories of the historic cinema house, which was burnt down in Bangkok’s recent arson attacks