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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Mandatory biometric registration has left many Malay Muslims distrustful of the state and ...

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Surveillance of minority Muslims in southern Thailand powered by Chinese-style tech

Thai authorities recommend that class sizes be restricted to 20-25 students while ...

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Thailand schools reopen with strict hygiene rules

About 1,000 elephants and their mahouts – or elephant handlers – have returned to ...

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Thai elephants' mass migration to village brings new stress

Mimicking an excited puppy, the robot dog names K9 roams around the popular Central World ...

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Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

Believers say the dolls contain the spirit of a real child and must be treated with ...

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Thailand's 'Golden Son' dolls bring believers luck and protection

Drone images released by the National Marine Park Operation Center show the dugongs ...

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Herd of dugongs sighted off the coast of Thai island

The robots help staff at 4 hospitals in and around Bangkok to reduce their risk of ...

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Thailand hospitals deploy 'ninja robots' to help virus battle

One of the officers is among a team leading health screenings of Thai returnees from ...

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Thai immigration officers at Bangkok airport diagnosed with coronavirus

The man tests negative for COVID-19 by February 16 but a lung infection causes the man's ...

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Thai man dies from coronavirus infection complications

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

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