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    Pleasure at the fairground

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/11/2015

    » Forget hazardous flying lanterns of the North. This Loy Krathong Festival, make your way to the old-school ngan wat, or temple fair, and while many temples around the country have put up fairgrounds to celebrate the Full Moon night of the 12th lunar month, none can beat Bangkok's oldest and most legendary ngan wat Phu Khao Thong.

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    Waking the dead

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 18/01/2019

    » Walking along Khon Kaen's historic Srichan Road, you might expect tumbleweed to roll past at any given moment. The shophouses that line the street are shut -- empty and abandoned. Roadside restaurants are scarce and vacant. Apart from the one café and jazz bar down the street, there's nothing to see or do. Srichan Road, put simply, is dead. Thankfully, the Creative Economy Agency (CEA) and Khon Kaen Municipality, are planning to change that.

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    Royal history for kids to witness

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/01/2019

    » If you're looking for an educational field trip for your kids on the Children's Day, one choice not far from Bangkok is Bang Pa-in Palace. It is a place where your children can learn about history dating back to the Ayutthaya period as well as the beauty of the mixed architectures of the East and the West.

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    Into the wild

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 10/01/2019

    » On Saturday, a whole host of events will be held to mark National Children's Day. If you're one of those parents who dread the idea of scrambling around among hysterical crowds of youngsters, but still wish to do something special with your little ones, how about taking them away from it all? Let's go camping!

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    A hidden gem in Bangkok's heart

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 03/01/2019

    » Notorious for murky water, Klong Saen Saeb is obviously not the most beautiful canal in Bangkok. But a visit to a short section of this historical waterway may make you see it in a very different light.

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    A note on Thailand Biennale

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/01/2019

    » One recent morning at Nopphrat Thara beach, the high tide flooded the lower part of a strange, interwoven structure. Rising from the blue water of the bay, it looked like an island, a new, unmapped island of Krabi visible from this popular spot where tourists visit and board tour boats to outlying islands.

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    Exquisite new year dining & celebrating at the St. Regis Bangkok

    Holiday Time, Published on 17/12/2018

    » Setting the benchmark, for a luxurious holiday season and aspirational New Year celebrations, The St. Regis Bangkok presents an exciting line-up of events. From 30th December 2018 to 1st January 2019, indulge in epicurean set menus, gourmet buffets, and an unforgettable New Year's Eve party! Celebrate with all those you hold dear, be they friends, family and colleagues, at one of The St. Regis Bangkok's venues, to end one year with a bang, and commence the next as you mean to go on!

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    Too much of a good thing

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 16/12/2018

    » A new fake floating market is about to be set up in Klong Bang Sue in Or Tor Kor Market in the Chatuchak area. It was the idea of executive members of the market who wanted to build a floating market to attract more tourists after CNN ranked Or Tor Kor Market as one of Thailand's must-visit destinations. They believed tourists should therefore have a floating market experience too when they visit Or Tor Kor.

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    There's riding in those hills

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 13/12/2018

    » Cyclists in Bangkok and Samut Prakan are lucky to have such nice places to enjoy their favourite sport, those famous bicycle lanes around Suvarnabhumi airport. But wouldn't it be even better if there were another purpose-built training ground that is not so flat? How about a bikes-only road on hilly terrain?

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    LIGHTS in the Night

    Holiday Time, Published on 04/12/2018

    » Like the city itself, Bangkok's Chao Phraya River is best enjoyed at night. As the searing daytime temperatures recede and the lights come up along this undulating waterway, it transforms into something a bit more magical; a place where illuminated civic monuments reflect in the inky black surface of the slow moving current. Not surprisingly, there are numerous tour companies offering trips up and down this stretch of the river -- most including dinner -- but over the years the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok's long-running nightly Horizon Cruise has set itself apart from these rival contenders.

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