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    A farewell to a memorable palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/07/2018

    » To bid farewell to Bang Khun Phrom Palace before its closure, hundreds of Thais queued and waited eagerly for one last visit to the handsome palace every Saturday morning throughout last month. The palace was once home to Marshal-Admiral Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand of Nagor Svarga (1881-1944), and later served as a public museum under the supervision of the Bank of Thailand.

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    Close to nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/06/2018

    » Prachuap Khiri Khan province is well-known for its beautiful resort town Hua Hin and many natural attractions, including two national parks. The Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is home to the famous Phraya Nakhon Cave visited by King Rama V, but not many people know Klong Khao Daeng, a nature-study area with the breathtaking views of limestone mountains and mangrove forests.

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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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    Exploring Thailand in one day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Thirty-six years ago, the 10-year-old me felt excited to see the replicas of more than 100 historic monuments, life-sized and smaller, in one place. Many other Thai students must feel the same since one of the must-sees on any school study trip is Muang Boran (Ancient Siam) in Samut Prakan province. Nowadays, Muang Boran has become a Thai art and culture learning centre and also a popular setting for the filming of TV series and movies.

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    Songkran Blessings

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

    » The Songkran festival commemorates the start of the traditional Thai New Year. Besides the water splashing, celebrations and family reunions, many Thai people perform rituals that show respect for and seek blessings from their ancestors, elders and Buddha images.

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    Natural paradise

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/03/2018

    » Nakhon Nayok has long been a popular destination for day trippers due to its proximity to Bangkok. Waterfalls remain all-time favourite attractions among tourists. Yet, there have been some changes. The sight of many teenagers and low-quality tourists talking and singing loudly and heavily drinking is no longer common due to stricter regulations, including a ban on alcohol in the national parks like Khao Yai. Another change -- many more tourists opt for going to farms and reservoirs to enjoy stunning views, cycling amid nature and visiting temples to seek spiritual solace.

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    Blossoming Chiang Mai

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/02/2018

    » Chiang Mai, aka the "Rose of the North", has been popular among Thai and foreign tourists for decades due to the beauty of its nature, art, culture and temperate flowers. Throughout this month, the province is hosting the "Chiang Mai Blooms 2018", a series of floral festivals and activities to enhance local tourism related to flower planting and decoration. Chiang Mai's "The Annual Calendar of Flowers" falls every February.

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    Bangkok by the sea

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/02/2018

    » If tourists have only a day to spend in the Thai capital and want to relax by the sea, Bang Khun Thian is a nice choice. Bang Khun Thian is a Bangkok district of which a certain part of its shoreline forms part of the Gulf of Thailand. You can enjoy a boat ride, see a mangrove forest along Phitthayalongkorn Canal, visit shrimp and blood cockle farms, and savour tasty yet cheap seafood at a homestay.

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    New look for old

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 01/02/2018

    » Stepping into four of all the 14 galleries in the National Museum Bangkok, visitors will now be enjoyably surprised and greeted by the modern-style lighting and display of exquisite Thai musical instruments, khon masks, puppets, weaponry, metal art and fabrics dating back to the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods.

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    The stream of history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/01/2018

    » A stroll along Klong Khumuang Doem is worth a try for tourists. This area boasts various places with historical, religious and cultural importance.

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