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    Serenity and style

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/12/2017

    » Officially opened on November 1, X2 (cross-to) Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is located on the bank of the Ping River on a quiet stretch of Charoen Rat Road. Like the other photogenic properties under X2 brand, this new resort too exudes minimal chicness while deriving inspiration from its locality.

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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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    Potty about pottery

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Sometimes, precious things are just under our nose. So is Sam Khok district of Pathum Thani province. Situated about 50km from the heart of Bangkok, Sam Khok is a centuries-old community dating to the early Ayutthaya Period about 600 years ago. Much of local history and art can be learned through temple visits in this area. One-day trips are good choices because of Sam Khok's close proximity to the capital and convenient routes.

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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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    Island community

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/09/2016

    » A raised concrete walkway behind Wat Champa in Taling Chan leads to the Koh San Chao canal community. The community might not ring a bell, but it is known among a few travellers as an add-on trip to the famous Lat Mayom floating market in Taling Chan.

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    The heart of our city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/10/2015

    » The east bank of the Chao Phraya River where the history of Bangkok began is called Koh Rattanakosin because it is land surrounded by water and looks like an island. Its west side is adjacent to the river and the east end is the Khlong Khumuang Doem Canal. King Rama I, the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, established Bangkok on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in 1782 as the new capital.

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    The two-coloured rivers city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/01/2016

    » Widely known as Pak Nam Pho, Nakhon Sawan is a gateway to the North of Thailand. It holds significance in terms of history and culture aside from also being a hub of transportation and trade in the past. Besides its famous Chinese New Year celebrations, this province has hidden treasures, including local museums, a river island and the small town of Chum Saeng for visitors to explore.

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    Whale of a story

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Only 50km away from Bangkok, more than 50 Bryde's whales swim in the Gulf of Thailand. Whale-watching tourism has a bright future since Thailand is the only Asean country where people can see Bryde's whales.

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    Ceremony of great merit

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/04/2015

    » The Isan ceremony Boon Phaves is not known among many people outside the northeast of Thailand. Boon means merit-making and Phaves means Phra Vessantara, the Lord Buddha's most recent previous life, which was devoted to giving. The heart of this ceremony is Thes Mahachart, the delivering of sermons on the theme of "Vessantara Jataka", the life of Phra Vessantara.

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    A trip to Lanna

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/01/2012

    » To learn about the lives of Queen Jammathewi of the Hariphunchai empire and Princess Dara Rasmi, a royal consort of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), Smile Trip, a cultural group, invites history buffs to a trip to Lamphun and Chiang Mai from Feb 2-5. The trip will be led by culture experts Chulpassorn Phanomwan Na Ayudhya and Charoen Tanmahapran.

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