Top: People return from their Songkran holidays Sunday at the Bangkok Railway Station.

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The latest drink fad to hit the country is the “Relaxing Calm” flavor of Sappe Beauty drink, which online reviewers swear makes them laugh. Read: ‘Laugh Juice’ in Short Supply as Fad Sweeps Thailand

Soi Thonglor 8 before and after a city edict to clear sidewalks of street food vendors went into effect Monday.
Read: See Bangkok Before and After Street Food (Interactive)


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Travelers arrive Sunday to Bangkok’s Mo Chit bus and van terminal from Songkran holidays.
Government transparency activist Srisuwan Janya taken into military custody Tuesday morning at the military government’s complaint center in Bangkok. Read: Not First Dance For Man Detained Over 1932 Revolution Plaque
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Renanthera orchids bloom on a cliffside near the Pha Kluai Mai Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park. These orchids only bloom once a year, and will be available to view only until the end of April.
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City officials demolish the community of Pom Mahakan Monday. Read: This Endangered Community Has Been Fighting Eviction 24 Years (Photos)
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Men carry women out of the sea Tuesday on Koh Sichang after carrying them in: a traditional Songkran ritual unique to the island.
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A puppet troupe visits PM Prayuth Chan-ocha Tuesday at Government House to promote their cultural show for Bangkok’s 235th anniversary Friday.
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Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha leads government workers through mandatory Wednesday exercises. Read: Here Are 7 GIFS of Prayuth’s Workout Moves. Happy Friday.

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