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  • LIFESTYLE

    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/01/2017

    » From Jan 28 to Feb 4, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and several other cities.

  • TRAVEL

    Don Chedi Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/01/2017

    » From Jan 18 to Feb 1, the "Don Chedi Monument Fair 2017" will take place around the Don Chedi Monument in Don Chedi district, Suphan Buri province, from 7pm-midnight. The aim is to honour King Naresuan the Great, who fought and conquered the Burmese and regained independence for the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1584.

  • TRAVEL

    Tribute to HM King Bhumibol

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/12/2016

    » On Dec 13, the Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Administration will host a special Buddhist ceremony at Phra Upakut Viharn near Prachuap Bay in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, from 7pm-midnight, to mark 60 days after the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Loy Krathong celebrations

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/11/2016

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, will be back although overt celebrations of events may still be toned down as a mark of respect after the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. This year, the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 14, when restrictions on festive celebrations and entertainment venues will be lifted after the first 30 days of the mourning period.

  • TRAVEL

    Flower Fest in Loei

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/11/2016

    » Until the end of January, the "5th Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival" will be held at the Larn Christmas area behind Phu Rua District Office at the entrance of the Phu Rua National Park in Loei province.

  • TRAVEL

    Weekend concerts at a museum

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/01/2016

    » Every Saturday and Sunday until the end of March, the Fine Arts Department under the Ministry of Culture will host the "Music for the People" concert series at Sangkheet Sala in the compound of the National Museum Bangkok near Sanam Luang from 5-7pm.

  • TRAVEL

    Ceremony of great merit

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/04/2015

    » The Isan ceremony Boon Phaves is not known among many people outside the northeast of Thailand. Boon means merit-making and Phaves means Phra Vessantara, the Lord Buddha's most recent previous life, which was devoted to giving. The heart of this ceremony is Thes Mahachart, the delivering of sermons on the theme of "Vessantara Jataka", the life of Phra Vessantara.

  • TRAVEL

    Likay Festival in Ang Thong

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/04/2015

    » Until Sunday, Ang Thong province will host the "Likay Art and Culture 2015 Festival" at Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, Chaiyo district, in support of the "Discover Thainess" tourism campaign.

  • TRAVEL

    Loy Krathong in the Central Region

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/10/2014

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, falls on the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month, which this year is on Nov 6. Here are some celebrations in the Central Region.

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