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    Thailand's Silk Road

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/03/2017

    » The slogan, "Phra That Kham Kaen, Sounds Of Khaen (Isan Flute), Golden Shower Flowers, Hub Of Silk, Phuk Sieo Rituals, Big City, Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum, Thailand's First Olympics Gold Medal" belongs to Khon Kaen province. This northeastern province is a centre of fine Thai silk, with silk tours being the second most popular activity among tourists. To find out more, tourists should visit its major silk production source -- Chonnabot district.

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    Celebrating India in Thailand

    Life, Published on 31/08/2017

    » The "Festival Of India" in Thailand will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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    A larger-than-life Aussie lit up Thailand

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/05/2017

    » The annual Australian TV awards called The Logies were on last week. Having been away from Australia for nearly three decades I can't get too excited about them, primarily because most of the winners were born after I left. Watching excerpts of the shows up for awards does remind me that one cannot confine a discussion about bad TV to Thailand only.

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    Drawing a perfect Thailand

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 19/10/2015

    » 'Everyone is 'drawing' the future," said Charan Homtienthong, president of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (Pubat). "In this time of change and new beginnings, Thai people should start thinking about and working towards the vision of what Thailand should be, and to 'draw' the picture of a perfect Thailand."

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    Silk Boom: Opportunity for Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/05/2013

    » As Chinese wages rise & more silk used in China, global supplies fall & prices rise, creating silk opportunity for Thailand.

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    Around Thailand in 4 days

    Guru, Published on 02/09/2016

    » This weekend is your last chance to plan your future trip at the 40th edition of the popular travel fair. This time, it features 1,255 booths by resorts, airlines, car rental services and more. We've cherry-picked some more of the highlights.

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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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    Worming out of poverty

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Ban Sompornrat has become well-known for naturally dyed silks and traditional Thai silk weaving. The village is located in Buntharik district, some 85 kilometres from Ubon Ratchathani city.

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    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

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    Plenty of cycling in 2016

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 31/12/2015

    » After six months or so of closure, the revamped cycling track around Suvarnabhumi International Airport was officially reopened last Saturday. Renamed the "Sky Lane", this collaboration between the Airport of Thailand (AOT) and Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has been greatly welcomed by Bangkok's cycling community. The return of this bike track to the short list of places where residents of the capital can train or enjoy leisurely rides without the risk of becoming roadkill is definitely one of this year's best bit of good news.

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