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    A caravan of friendship

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/08/2018

    » Travelling in a four-wheel-drive on a 2,700km route from Myanmar's old capital of Yangon through Thailand via the Dawei-Kanchanaburi border sounds tough for many. Yet, it was considered a small adventure for some 80 Myanmar and Thai people who recently took part in the "Myanmar Tourism Marketing-Tourism Authority of Thailand Heritage Trail Tourism Cross-Border Rally" because most of them love challenges.

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    The heart of the Olympics

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

    » Many sports lovers dream of experiencing the Olympic Games at least once in a lifetime. Nonetheless, not everyone is lucky enough due to certain limitations. Those waiting to fulfil this dream have an alternative to exploring the essence and evolution of the Games in every aspect, through exhibitions at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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    Home of the Iron Man of Laos

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/03/2015

    » When tourists go to the Unesco World Heritage site of Luang Prabang in Laos, many immediately think of the Buddhist temples and simple, yet beautiful way of life. This city also has some beautiful examples of French colonial and Lao vernacular architecture, like the Royal Palace Museum and old palaces like Villa Santi and Xiengkeo Palace.

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    New discovery

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/01/2015

    » The Children's Discovery Museum in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, is worth visits by both children and grown-ups due to fun interactive learning and state-of-the-art presentation. This attraction was reopened on National Children's Day this month after four years. The museum was established under the Learning For Young Creative Minds concept, according to Bangkok's Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra. It has three buildings covering over 7,000m² and outdoor and exhibition spaces covering 3,000m².

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    Roots of Suphan Buri

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/01/2015

    » Suphan Buri is about 100km northwest of Bangkok and has a wide variety of attractions for all to enjoy. Yet, this province has some lesser-known historical aspects for culture vultures to delve into. A recent trip organised by the Fine Arts Department asked the question: "Where does Suphan Buri originate from?"

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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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    Let it go in a winter paradise

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/12/2014

    » As a rain shower stopped over Hong Kong Disneyland, our tourist group stepped into the "Frozen" zone, the park's newest themed area based on the animated film. After walking through the entrance of the Sleeping Beauty Castle and keeping left, we saw a small castle decorated like the one seen in Frozen. Looking up at the surroundings and seeing Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, we felt we were part of the fairy tale.

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    The curtain rises

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/11/2014

    » Nestled in the century-old Charoen Chai community on Charoen Krung Soi 23 — part of Bangkok's Chinatown — is Ban Kao Lao Ruang. Opened in 2011, the local museum focuses on the traditional Chinese way of life.

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    Drunk on a shot of history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/11/2014

    » A visit to the House of Mekhong in Pathum Thani, a museum on the famous Thai distilled spirit, does not necessarily promote the consumption of alcohol. It is also a way to learn about local history and culture. There, visitors can learn about the history, stories and heritage of the first mass-produced Thai whiskey.

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    Buddha goes 21st century

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/10/2014

    » When it comes to the Wat Debsirin, many Thais think of a temple with the country's only permanent royal crematorium. Only a few know that the temple was named after the mother of King Rama V. Even fewer know that Thailand's first Lord Buddha Museum was recently opened in its compound.

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