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    Far from the madding crowd

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » The town of Ao Nang in Krabi was quite busy and crowded with local and foreign tourists. Most of them visit Krabi due to the beauty of its nature, be it beaches, islands or cliffs. Only a small number of tourists perhaps visit Krabi for community based tourism (CBT).

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    Day of the dolphins

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » Almost every morning, a batch of around 10, 2m-long pink dolphins, or Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, can be seen gathering around Thong Nian Bay off Khanom district, Nakhon Si Thammarat. They swim alongside fishing boats and wait for small fish to come their way. The endangered pink dolphins numbering around 50 attract many tourists to Khanom, especially during January-April.

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    A farewell to a memorable palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/07/2018

    » To bid farewell to Bang Khun Phrom Palace before its closure, hundreds of Thais queued and waited eagerly for one last visit to the handsome palace every Saturday morning throughout last month. The palace was once home to Marshal-Admiral Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand of Nagor Svarga (1881-1944), and later served as a public museum under the supervision of the Bank of Thailand.

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    Half nature, half imagination

    Life, Published on 05/07/2018

    » The place looks more like a school than an attraction. It is a group of humble buildings located in a corner of Ban Khuan Sawan School in Na Yong, Trang, in Thailand's south.

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    Spiritual connection

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/07/2018

    » Back in February, when a notification on my mobile phone alerted me about a budget airline's promotional fare to Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, I immediately checked it out. For a round trip in June, it's only about 4,500 baht. With a big grin on my face, I said to myself: "Okie Dokie."

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    Where is everyone?

    Life, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Myanmar's gaudily peculiar capital Nay Pyi Taw, literally translated as "Abode of Kings", is one of the world's most bizarre cities -- a place for Myanmar bureaucrats and perhaps curious travellers. It is grandiose in scale, about 7,000km², or four times the size of Bangkok, but its official population is only one million. And it seems much less in reality.

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    From Goya to El Greco

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 01/07/2018

    » Walking through the crowd after arriving at Gran Via metro station in Madrid, my hands turn cold, my lips dry and my heart rate rises to match the rhythm of the drum being beat by a street performer nearby. Here I am again, standing in the same country that I first visited only one year ago.

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    Long time no see, ICU

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 28/06/2018

    » Years ago, every time at the start of a downhill run, I secretly prayed to make it to the end of the trail with no bone broken. But mountain biking is no different from other activities that require skill. The more you do it, the more experienced and confident you become.

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    Oxen to the races

    News, Patipat Janthong, Published on 24/06/2018

    » >> The annual buffalo race in Chon Buri is a colourful event offering rare insight into the local culture associated with the country's best known beast of burden. The main attractions include a parade of international costumes worn by buffaloes and a blessing rite. The competition also includes a segment focusing on the physical beauty of buffaloes organised to boost the animal's profile in and outside of the country.

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    Laid-back, sustainable and local

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/06/2018

    » Located in Phangnga Bay in the Andaman Sea, Koh Yao Noi is situated right between Phuket, Phangnga and Krabi. The small island is a popular destination for visitors who look for a quiet vacation, a place close to nature or who seek to experience the local way of life of fishermen.

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