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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
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
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
How easy is it to board a plane with a stolen passport?

How easy is it to board a plane with a stolen passport?

Questions about air travel security as Interpol confirms two passengers boarded missing Malaysia Airlines flight with stolen passports
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
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It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart