Deja Coup: Thais see dark reflection in failed American insurrection

Though crowds storming a government seat of power are all too familiar to Thailand – it happened in Bangkok just before the last coup d’etat – this morning’s shocking scenes of violent insurrection at the U.S. capitol stunned many. While members of the public reacted with dismay to a familiar scene unfolding in the nation ...

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Protesters throng Bangkok’s royal field to demand change and challenge taboo

Protesters throng Bangkok’s royal field to demand change and challenge taboo

Thailand’s history echoed across a royal field today in song, cheers and chants as tens of thousands gathered once again to demand an end to military rule. What appears to be...

Ruins of ancient city discovered in southern Thailand

Ruins of ancient city discovered in southern Thailand

One-thousand meters up a mountain in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, stone structures, relics and at least one phallus-shaped rock have been discovered. The discovery of the...

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

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...

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...


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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.