Inside the Thai traditional medicine lab with high ambitions for weed (Video)

Weed is weed, right? Believers in the power of the herb who think there are no health risks associated with street marijuana would be wrong, according to those formulating government-approved cannabis treatments at a research center for Thai traditional medicine. The man with that message was none other than Somnuek Suchaitanavanit of the Thai Traditional ...

History

A timeline of Thailand’s turbulent political history since 2001

A timeline of Thailand’s turbulent political history since 2001

Violent demonstrations, multiple coups and a cryptic election eve message from the king. Thailand’s unpredictable political history has few rivals. The country’s...

Blast From the Past: Two-century-old cannon dug up outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace

Blast From the Past: Two-century-old cannon dug up outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace

A centuries-old cannon believed to hail from the beginning of the current Rattanakosin dynasty, was discovered in the heart of Bangkok’s historic district over the weekend. A...

Thousands already camped out to get good spot to watch royal cremation (PHOTOS)

Thousands already camped out to get good spot to watch royal cremation (PHOTOS)

Hordes of people are already camped out in Old Town near Sanam Luang two full days before the royal cremation on Thursday. Friends and families have set up makeshift camps there...

Thailand 007: Remembering Roger Moore as James Bond in Thailand scenes (VIDEOS)

Thailand 007: Remembering Roger Moore as James Bond in Thailand scenes (VIDEOS)

Roger Moore, the actor to portray “international man of mystery”James Bond in more films than any other actor, died Tuesday of cancer at age 89. The suave and well-loved star,...


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Coconuts Bangkok History

When you’re in the mood to get schooled on the history of the Bangkok’s oldest expat watering holes or check out never before published pictures of old Thailand, look no further than our History section. From stories about old fort communities such as Mahakarn to true stories about Jim Thompson and his escapades around Thailand, we have just what you’re looking for — a dose of history with a little fun mixed in as well.