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    A land steeped in history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/05/2018

    » Ketsurang, an archaeologist, miraculously travels back in time from the present day to the reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom's King Narai the Great (1656-1688). She enjoys the traditional way of life and the beauty of many places in Ayutthaya and Lop Buri.

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    Worthy of the enlightened

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The royal cremation for King Bhumibol Adulyadej last month was a moment of historic importance. Nonetheless, another important task relating to the ceremony is still under way.

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    Performing arts for the royal funeral

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/10/2017

    » On the grounds of Sanam Luang this Thursday, dancers will dance, puppeteers will weave their magic and singers will croon sad songs. This is the time of mourning, but there is a centuries-old tradition of the royal court to host festivities on the occasion of a royal funeral. A wide range of majestic performances will grace the stages from 6pm on the royal cremation day until early the following morning.

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    Canal tourism

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/09/2017

    » On Saturday and Sunday, the "Stepping Back To Canals" event will take place from 2.30-9pm at Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Chom Thong district, Bangkok, as part of the 250th anniversary of Thon Buri celebrations.

  • 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

    Muddy sea festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/05/2017

    » From May 19-21, the "8th Muddy Sea World Festival" will take place at Bang Taboon Bay in Ban Laem, Phetchaburi province.

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    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sad, melancholic rhythms

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Since Oct 14, one day after the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the sounds of conch shells, bugles, pipes and drum beats, followed by the melancholic tones of classical music, have been heard from the Grand Palace six times a day. Each session lasts about 15 minutes and often makes many mourners nationwide burst into tears. This royal tradition is called prakhom yumyam.

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    Merit-making in Sakon Nakhon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/09/2016

    » From Oct 13-16, the annual "Beeswax Pavilion Procession and Long Boat Races" will take place at various venues in Muang district, Sakon Nakhon province.

  • TRAVEL

    Loy Krathong in Ayutthaya

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/11/2015

    » From Nov 21-25, celebrations for the Loy Krathong Festival will take place at the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre in Bang Sai district and three other places in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district.

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