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Alan Marshall, Mahidol University The pla beuk is a beautiful behemoth; a gigantic toothless catfish with skin smooth and silky to the touch. It's the largest freshwater fish in the world and, once u...
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As she was getting up, she tipped to one side and the crocodile snapped her left leg.
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BANGKOK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world's longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace said in an announcement. He was 88. King Bhumibol...
A co-ordinated series of bomb attacks has killed at least four people and injured several more in parts of south Thailand popular with tourists. Bombs exploded in the Hua Hin resort late on Thursday,...
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On Wednesday, a Thai resident captured the moment of horror on his camera when a gigantic monitor lizard invaded his private property and stood tall at the doorsteps of his house. Attanai Thaiyuanwong...
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Thai wildlife authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple on Wednesday as they removed live animals in response to international pressure over suspected t...
From all across the country, medical representatives, dealers, salesmen, were heading to Thailand - to Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. These worthies were not interested in pad Thai or tom yum soup; they were not interested in the floating market or the Buddhist temples; they were not interested in the river cruise or the Erawan Shrine. They were only interested in themassage - the massage with a happy ending!
When you think of Thailand as the tourism authorities sum it up, a myriad images usually crop up - from beaches and snorkelling to spas and massage, from Buddhist temples and ornate stupas to Khon, the traditional dance form. The slideshow begins. Yet, something else deserves a place on this list: traditional crafts. It is not that there is any paucity of beautiful handicrafts in this wondrous country - it's just the rest of the imagery has a stronger gestalt!
This article is from Open Magazine. By William Dalrymple A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIAN ART THROUGH FIVE MASTERPIECES - PART 2 There is nothing new about India being perceived as a place of great and grow...
As theories abound about the perpetrators of the attack at a Hindu temple (which actually welcomes mostly Chinese pilgrims) in Bangkok, the name of one ultranationalist group has not received as much coverage as it should have. In fact, just recently Turkey's Bozkurtlar or The Grey Wolves have been in the news not because of terrorism but because of a Victoria's Secret lingerie model.
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PAK BARA — A migrant boat pushed back to sea by Southeast Asian nations over the weekend has not been heard from for two days, raising concerns about what has happened to the 300 people on board, righ...
Nearly 800 "boat people" were brought ashore in Indonesia on Friday but other vessels crammed with migrants were sent back to sea despite a U.N. call to quickly rescue thousands set adrift in Southeas...
Northern Thailand is famous for its art and handicrafts and you know exactly why when you take a stroll down San Kamphaeng Road in Chiang Mai. Here you will find wooden handicrafts, silk, silverware, gem factories and, most unique of all, an umbrella-making centre. Thai oiled umbrellas are exclusively crafted here and they proudly make one of the symbols of Chiang Mai. Umbrella making at the Bo Sang Handicraft Centre has an inspiring story that is steeped in history and spirituality.