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    Thais renew bid to retrieve aged lintel

    News, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Thailand has high hopes that a sandstone lintel which was illegally smuggled from the Khao Lon Khmer Sanctuary in Sa Kaeo decades ago and later sold to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be returned home in the wake of some new discoveries.


    Preparing for the final farewell

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/08/2017

    » As the royal funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej is less than three months away, craftsmen and officials responsible for building and decorating the royal crematorium rarely have a rest day. Hard at work, their skillful hands and trained eyes focus on the minute details of the decorative art pieces for the final farewell.


    Akha Swing Fest

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/08/2017

    » Until the end of next month, the "Akha Swing Festival 2017" takes place daily at all Akha villages in Chiang Rai, including the Centre for Social Development Unit 12 in Muang district, all day. It is one of the most important annual festivals for Akha hilltribe people in the province.


    Magical Thai silk

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/08/2017

    » On Aug 19-20, the "Magic Of Thai Fabric" fair will take place at Hor Kham Luang Pavilion, the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek in Chiang Mai, to express gratitude towards Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, who supports and conserves Thai textiles and makes them internationally renowned.


    Northern heritage

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/08/2017

    » Millions of people know Chiang Mai, a northern province of Thailand and the former capital city of Lanna Kingdom. However, few know Wiang Tha Kan, an ancient town from before Phaya Mangrai (1261-1311), the king of Hirunnakhon-ngoenyang on the Chiang Rai-Chiang Saen basin plain, established Lanna in 1296. Now located in San Pa Tong district of Chiang Mai, the ancient town is a historic site worthy of exploration.


    Heavenly rides

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/08/2017

    » Like a journey through clouds towards heaven, marvellous royal chariots and vehicles will be moving smoothly and gracefully around the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang in a stunning procession for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 26. Amid great sorrow and mourning, everyone will be mesmerised by the grandeur of the royal ceremonies befitting the great king.


    Mother's Day activities

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/07/2017

    » To celebrate the National Mother's Day on Aug 12, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)'s Central Regional Office is hosting the "August: Travel With Mothers" campaign under the "Happy Family" Concept in order to stimulate tourism among families throughout August this year. It is part of its campaign to promote tourism in Green Season, aka the low season.


    A new Lanna gem

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/07/2017

    » The Chiang Mai National Museum has a new face after four years of renovation. Reopened on June 14, it brings exhibitions to life using state-of-the-art technology and presentations, and hopes to attract younger visitors.


    When Siam met Russia

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/07/2017

    » 'Duty And Passion: The Life And Times Of Prince Chakrabongse" is an exhibition of historical correspondence based on the royal letters of King Chulalongkorn and one of his sons, Prince Chakrabongse. A rare chance to view important artefacts from the late 19th century, the show is being held until the end of September at the Police Museum -- formerly Chitralada Villa -- which was the home of Prince Chakrabongse.


    Architectural splendour

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Every Saturday morning, hundreds of people form a long queue for a visit to Bang Khun Phrom Palace. Once the home of Marshal-Admiral Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand of Nagor Svarga (1881-1944) and now the Bank of Thailand Museum, the handsome residence has become a new attraction that draws huge interest of cultural tourists, local and international. Some of the visitors are late to the queue and have to return on another Saturday, since only 400 tickets are issued each day. From last month until the end of this year, the palace, normally open to group visits only, welcomes the public on an individual basis for the first time in decades.

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