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    Making history

    Life, Published on 29/11/2018

    » The two-storey wooden house of Suriya Wongchai is not like the other houses in the neighbourhood of Ban Sri Don Chai in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong district. Each tier of his four-tier roof is decorated with sculptures of hong (mythical swans), while a wooden carved peafowl is displayed on each gable.

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    Bridging the gap

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 24/10/2018

    » Ancient temples and modern art. They seem like two ends of a cultural spectrum that wouldn't seem to bridge well with one another.

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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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    Koh Mak low-carbon tourism boost

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has set aside a million baht to support low-carbon tourism on Koh Mak, Trat.

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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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    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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    Southern beauty

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 29/09/2016

    » The horizon has gradually turned to a fine golden tint. Pink clouds float over rows of yor (large square dip fishing-catching nets) at the mouth of Pak Pra Canal in Khuan Khanun district, Phatthalung.

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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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    River temples by a free boat

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/07/2015

    » It was both a sunny and rainy day in Nonthaburi province. Sprays of water were sprinkling our skin as a chartered boat whisked us down the Chao Phraya River around Koh Kret, an island where the descendants of Mon immigrants during the Thonburi period live and still maintain their Mon culture. Throughout this five-hour trip, we hopped on and off the boat to visit 10 temples on and around Koh Kret during the Nonthaburi Provincial Administration Organisation's annual boat excursion project. The PAO provides two free five-hour boat trips per day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until the end of September. Temples on the list feature good examples of the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods' architecture, art and murals.

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    Silk museum opens

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/03/2015

    » The Cultural Promotion Department has officially opened a Lamphun silk brocade museum at the house of Preechakiat Boonyakiat, an expert in silk pattern designs.

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