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Bangkok

Colonial influences: the Mandarin Oriental Hotel spa.

Thailand

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok review: write minded

The spirits of literary greats permeate these halls, writes Catherine Marshall.

Shopping

Spree de corps

Jaipur

Lee Tulloch There are no other stores quite like these 25 amazing shops, writes Lee Tulloch, globe-trotting shopper extraordinaire.

South-East Asia

Train travel: Fast track of glamour

Eastern & Oriental Express train.

Megan Holbeck Travelling in opulence by train is a rare treat, writes Megan Holbeck.

Spas

Wriggle rooms

Within the sumptuous surrounds of a modern spa, things can sometimes start to get weird, writes Keith Austin.

More stories on Bangkok

Photo galleries

Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

Photos

Bangkok gets wet and wild for Songkran

Songkran festival Bangkok 2013

The Songkran festival marks the traditional Thai New Year and is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15.

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Travellers Tips

Flight Test

Flight Test: Thai Airways

Thai Airways flight attendants.

Craig Platt The comfort is as good as you'll get in economy class, despite the garish colour scheme.

Tips

Planning takes pain out of flying

Plane passengers disembarking generic

Getting to and from airports can be bad for your health and sanity, so a little thought will ensure your trip begins and ends smoothly, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Map of Bangkok

Travel News

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have no-strings-attached sexual encounters.

9:06am | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again

RICHARD WILLINGHAM 19 Aug | Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, out-scoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.

Sultan of Brunei bids for New York's Plaza Hotel

19 Aug | Brunei's latest hotel bid follows celebrities, including Richard Branson and Anna Wintour, who have called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by the sultan, including the Dorchester in London.

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