Stories from and about Thailand, a country where the modern and the traditional go together in a vibrant and colorful mix.


In a world of check-ins and geo-tags, Thailand stands out: in 2013, Bangkok's Siam Paragon Shopping Mall and the Suvarnabhumi Airport were Instagram's 1st and 9th most geo-tapped locations in 2013 – the only two locations outside of the United States of America to make it to the list.

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The incident occurs inside a cosmetic clinic at the busy downtown Century Mall, when a ...

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Woman gunned down in new Thai mall shooting

General Apirat Kongsompong breaks down in tears as he apologizes during a televised press ...

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Tearful Thai general says 'don't blame army' for soldier's rampage

(6th UPDATE) Authorities give no firm details on the movements of the attacker – a ...

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Thai soldier holds out in mall after killing 21 in mass shooting

The story of the giraffe which escaped from truck in Bangkok takes a tragic turn, after ...

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Fugitive giraffe found dead in Thailand canal

Two leggy ruminants make the daring bid for freedom from the back of a poorly secured ...

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Long road to freedom: Giraffe escapes convoy in Thailand

Authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese ...

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Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Runners wielded the three-finger salute made famous by the blockbuster Hunger Games films ...

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'Run against dictatorship' fun run draws thousands of defiant Thais

Shocking CCTV footage shows the attacker storming into the shop, opening fire, and ...

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2-year-old boy among 3 killed in Thailand armed robbery

Several mall operators and convenience stores in Thailand ban single-use plastic bags and ...

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Thai retailers ban single-use plastic bags

Petty Officer Beirut Pakbara is the second Thai Navy SEAL to perish after rescuing 12 ...

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Thai Navy SEAL dies after yearlong infection after cave rescue

Capital Bangkok
Land Area 513,120 sq km
Population 67,741,401 (2014 est)
Currency Baht
Demonym Thai
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Head of State King Bhumibol Adulyadej (since 1946)
Head of Government Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Independence None. Thailand has never been under foreign rule.
National Anthem Phleng Chat Thai (National Anthem of Thailand)
Languages Thai, Burmese
Religions Buddhism, Muslim, Christian
Year of ASEAN Membership 1967
Human Development Index 0.69 (2012)
GDP per Capita US$5,116
Internet Subscribers 237 per 1,000 persons
Inflation Rate 3.60% (2011)
Urban Population 36.1% (2011)
Life Expectancy 74.1 years
Tourist Arrival 19,098,000