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    The flora of Laos

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Located on the west side of the Mekong River opposite the Lao heritage town Luang Prabang is Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. Opened around a year ago, the garden collects Lao plant species with the aim to conserve Laos' rich biodiversity and traditional ethnobotanical knowledge. It showcases a series of ethnobotanical gardens as well as clusters of ginger, orchids, ferns, bamboo and palms around the base of the Pha Tad Ke cliff overlooking the river.

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    A region of diverse cultures

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/08/2018

    » After over a decade of unrest in the Deep South, violence occurs less often and authorities hope to attract tourists to some areas where the situation is under control. One of several routes being promoted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is the Narathiwat-Betong-Pattani route, along which tourists can appreciate beautiful nature and diverse cultures, learn about royal projects and enjoy shopping.

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    Flying high in the beautiful sky

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/04/2018

    » The recent "Thailand International Kite Festival 2018" not only attracted kite-flying enthusiasts to see giant fancy and stunt kites from 15 countries but also was a good opportunity for spectators to learn about traditional kites from all regions of Thailand.

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    The final resting place

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/11/2017

    » Within walking distance from Bangkok's popular Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district is one of Thailand's most important temples -- Wat Bowon Niwet. Since Oct 29, many have flocked to the temple to pay respects to the ashes of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, enshrined in the base of the principal Buddha image, Phra Phuttha Chinnasi.

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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.

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    Thousands gather in UK to honour King Bhumibol

    News, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 01/11/2016

    » LONDON - Over 5,000 Thais living overseas and friends of Thailand gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to sing the Thai Royal Anthem and pay respect to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct 13.

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    Renowned artist, author Prabhassorn Sevikul dies

    News, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/09/2015

    » Writer and national artist in literature Prabhassorn Sevikul died of heart failure on Friday at 2am at his home. He was 67.

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    Finding dhamma in Yangon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/05/2015

    » Although Myanmar has opened itself up to tourism for almost two decades, the old capital city Yangon and its suburbs can still boast largely unexplored Buddhist art and culture.

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