Thailand

A Festival for Giants

By / September 2014

The story behind this Thai festival, passed down orally for generations, tells of a giant couple withA´┐Żan insatiable appetite for human flesh.

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In Thailand, a Reliquary in the Trees

By / June 2014

A dispatch from Wat Umong, a Buddhist holy site outside of Chiang Mai: “Over time,” writes Aaron Goccia, “monks and locals began to deposit busts of the Buddha, effigies of the kings, broken dragons.”

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The Birds of Betong

By / February 2014

“Betong,” writes Aaron Goccia, “is a sleepy little town in southern Thailand, less than 10 minutes from the Malaysian border. Come winter, flights of noisy swallows descend upon the town.”

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Chasing the Dragon

By / September 2013

Chris Watts picks up a hitchhiker in Chiang Mai: “I had seen his kind before, hanging around flophouses and jungle border crossings, always looking stoned.”

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Flying Lanterns, Floating Crowns

By / August 2013

Pictures from Thailand’s most enchanting festivals

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Bump, Set, Kick

By / September 2012

Redolent of volleyball, the sport of sepak takraw has one major difference: arms and hands are off limits.

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