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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 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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    Mother of us all

    Life, Published on 27/12/2017

    » A century ago today, one of the country's first drinking-water dispensers for the general public came into existence near Sanam Luang.

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    Floral merit-making

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/07/2017

    » To mark Asarnha Bucha and Khao Phansa days, special activities will be held at a number of Buddhist temples in Bangkok from Saturday to Monday.

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    Pre-Thai New Year Celebrations

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Songkran is a centuries-old festival that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year and is a joyful event in which Thais sprinkle scented water on one another.

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    Freewheeling females

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/06/2016

    » At any cycling event female bikers are always outnumbered by their male counterparts. But that is not likely to be the case in the upcoming "bike caravan" scheduled for the first Saturday of August.

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    Farewell to a princess

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 10/04/2012

    » Their Majesties the King and Queen yesterday joined thousands of mourners from all over the country and a worldwide television audience in bidding farewell to Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda.

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