Thailand

Thailand

Nailing The Thai Dance

In the Thai capital, I remember being treated to a lavish meal involving a variety of authentic Thai dishes, all the while watching a traditional dance performance. Here, the famous — not to ...

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Heavily Heavenly

Nirvana comes at a price — and a weight: 5.5 tons of gold, to be more precise, in the case of the Golden Buddha, in Bangkok's Wat Traimit ...

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Thailand's Lessons To Ease Deadly Crackdown In Philippines

BANGKOK — Luzviminda Siapo is telling me about the day her 19-year-old son was killed — that was just seven months ago. He was dragged from his home by 14 masked men and shot in the head twice. ...

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In Thailand, Migrant Workers From Myanmar Find Common Ground

Refugees in the border town of Mae Sod are uniting across ethnic lines to defend their rights aga...

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Three Years After Coup, No End In Sight For Thailand's Military Rule

BANGKOK — Three years ago, on May 22, 2014, members of parliament gathered to find a solution to Thailand’s political crisis. But the politicians were swiftly captured by the army, and sent to ...

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Gilded Guardian

Behold this mighty Kinnari statue, half-human and half-bird, keeping an eye on Bangkok's holy Wat Phra Kaew temple. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World ...

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Row Power

Navigating the khlong canals of Bangkok is quite a different experience from being on a Venetian gondola. No rowing oars here, but the famous longtail engine – basically a car engine attached to a ...

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Of Fallen Armies

These wooden statues of Thai gods and warriors, in a carving workshop in southeastern Thailand's Sanctuary of Truth, conjure up memories of other immutable soldiers: China's famous Terracotta ...