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    Sun also rises down South

    News, Patipat Janthong, Published on 20/05/2018

    » Getting to the remote district of Betong in the southernmost province of Yala involves travelling from Muang district through the Sankala Khiri mountain range. The district is located in a valley hugged by tall peaks on the border of Malaysia.

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    Thai Tourism on rise

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/01/2018

    » Thailand is expected to welcome 37.55 million visitors this year, up 6% from 2017, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry.

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    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

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    A monarch's vision

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/10/2017

    » More than 30 years ago, the treeless hill of Khao Chi On in Chon Buri was dry and barren. The lack of natural water adversely affected the farmers in Sattahip and Bang Lamung areas. When the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej made royal visits to Wat Yansangwararam, a Buddhist monastery under the royal patronage of the king, he took note of the farmers' misery.

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    Where eagles rest

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 06/10/2017

    » In Latin, aquila is the word for that majestic creature that we all know as the eagle; a symbolic representation of magnificence and freedom the world over. You certainly do feel both magnificent and free when you're staying at the luxury rental villa this review is based upon. Currently a seven-bedroom but soon-to-be 10-bedroom private oceanfront villa located in the Millionaire's mile of Phuket, The Aquila is a feast for the eyes, mind, heart and soul. If your budget can handle it, there is nowhere we could recommend more for your next getaway. Read on to find out why!

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    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

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    Ethnic hideaway

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/05/2017

    » Sometimes, precious things are just under our noses. So it is with Ban Phai Hu Chang, an ethnic village in the Bang Len district, Nakhon Pathom, only about 80km from Bangkok. Visitors will be able to see the local way of life and culture of the ethnic Tai Dam or Lao Song, whose ancestors migrated from Vietnam more than two centuries ago.

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    Thailand's Silk Road

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/03/2017

    » The slogan, "Phra That Kham Kaen, Sounds Of Khaen (Isan Flute), Golden Shower Flowers, Hub Of Silk, Phuk Sieo Rituals, Big City, Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum, Thailand's First Olympics Gold Medal" belongs to Khon Kaen province. This northeastern province is a centre of fine Thai silk, with silk tours being the second most popular activity among tourists. To find out more, tourists should visit its major silk production source -- Chonnabot district.

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    Biking during the 'cool season'

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/02/2017

    » Let's admit it, 2017 is not a new year any more. It's February already. So whatever plan you may have, don't just wait and regret.

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    Cool finds in Chiang Mai

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 11/11/2016

    » We're not just about the "new". We also dig the cool, the fun, the funky and all things slightly hidden from plain sight. So we did a little detour, stepping into one or two "just-opened" venues and we also honed in on some less-discovered (but totally awesome) places. We tried, we tested and we even got a bit lost trying to find some of these hidden gems. So without further ado, dear readers, here are our top Chiang Mai picks for this year's winter season.

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