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    Flowers in Mae Hong Son

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/10/2018

    » From Nov 1 until Dec 10, the "2018 Blossoming Bua Tong Flowers On Doi Mae U-Kho" festival takes place in and around fields of dok bua tong, or Mexican sunflowers, on Doi Mae U-Kho in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son province.

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    Vegetarian Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/10/2015

    » The Vegetarian Festival originated in China, and is based on a Chinese belief that seven Lord Buddhas and two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) annually visit the world in the form of nine deities. They stay for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month. In Southeast Asia, the Vegetarian Festival has become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. This traditional observation of vegetarian diet is for people of Chinese descent to do spiritual cleansing and merit-making. This year, the festival in Thailand is being celebrated until Oct 21.

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    Where royal souls reside

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Apart from Wat Bowon Niwet, which is King Bhumibol Adulyadej's symbolic temple, Wat Ratchabophit on Ratchabophit Road is one of only two temples that enshrine his ashes. Since Nov 7, when the temple started permitting the general public to pay respects to the royal remains, many have flocked there for this purpose.

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    Flowers power

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/12/2017

    » Until Sunday, the "Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Festival", one of the most famous flower festivals in Thailand, makes a return at Suan Luang Rama IX Park off Srinakarin Road in Prawet district from 8am-7pm.

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    The second Vegetarian Festival nationwide

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/10/2014

    » According to Taoist tradition, the Vegetarian Festival started in China, but has since become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. It lasts for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month.

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    To the beat of the drum

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Nan is a northern city which was founded more than 700 years ago, and has unique art and culture. Its people have a proverb saying that Nan's heavenly sounds are "the sound of beating gongs and drums", "the sound of rice-pounding mortars" and "the sound of scripture-reciting monks". They believe the city continues to prosper as long as it is rich in food and resources, the people live comfortably, Buddhist monks are good and the sound of musical instruments and the puja drums resonate as offerings to the Lord Buddha.

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    Floral Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/03/2017

    » This month, those travelling to Nan should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Bretschneidera sinensis (chompoo phu kha) flowers at Doi Phu Kha National Park as well as Doi Maneepruek and Khun Sathan National Park.

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    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/01/2017

    » From Jan 28 to Feb 4, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and several other cities.

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    Legacy of early man

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/06/2016

    » Visiting museums in Thailand is no longer dull since several museums have been renovated and well-presented. Since its big improvement late last year, the 128-year-old National Museum Bangkok regularly comes up with rotating exhibitions. The latest is the ongoing "Early Man Of Our Land" exhibition, which will be held until Aug 21 at Issaravinitchai Throne Hall.

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    Lanna-style merit-making

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/09/2016

    » On Oct 1-2, the Marble Temple will host the "53rd Tan Kuai Salak Chao Nua" tradition for northern people to make merit.

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