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Athit Per­a­wong­metha / Reuters

A ho­tel guest dons a pris­oner uni­form in­side her room at the Sook Sta­tion, Bangkok’s first prison-themed ho­tel. Upon check­ing in, guests are given in­mate numbers to get in and out of their ‘cell’ and also have a mugshot taken.

“The idea for creat­ing the ho­tel came from my favourite movie, The Shaw­shank Re­demp­tion. I wanted to fol­low my dreams and cre­ated it,” the ho­tel’s Thai owner told Lonely Planet Travel News.

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