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  • LIFESTYLE

    The wild old days

    Life, Published on 13/04/2017

    » As people prepare to celebrate Songkran, this year's festival sees a number of stricter road safety rules and regulations -- from the Section 44 edict requiring all car passengers to buckle up to the ban of water-throwing from the back of pickups along major roads and highways. But the spirit of Songkran has always been high -- and wild. Here we take a look at photos from the Bangkok Post's archives to see how Songkran revellers enjoyed the water war in the past with or without harsh traffic rules enforced.

  • TRAVEL

    Potty about pottery

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Sometimes, precious things are just under our nose. So is Sam Khok district of Pathum Thani province. Situated about 50km from the heart of Bangkok, Sam Khok is a centuries-old community dating to the early Ayutthaya Period about 600 years ago. Much of local history and art can be learned through temple visits in this area. One-day trips are good choices because of Sam Khok's close proximity to the capital and convenient routes.

  • TRAVEL

    Winter fair in Phetchaburi

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

    » From Dec 26 to Dec 28, a winter fair will be held at Mrigadayavan Palace in Phetchaburi province from 8am-6pm. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of King Rama VI's former palace and view the "Three Royal Ladies Of Siam" exhibition on the lives and work of that king's mother, Queen Saovabha Phongsri, his only child Princess Bejraratana Rajsuda and one of his consorts Phra Nang Chao Suvadhana. The display shows reproductions of their jewellery, antiques and photos. In addition, there will be cultural performances, traditional Thai and contemporary music, delicacies and high tea. Admission fees are 30 baht for adults and 15 baht for children.

  • TRAVEL

    Buddhist ceremony in Samut Prakan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/10/2014

    » From Saturday until Oct 7, Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district will host the "Rub Bua" (presentation of lotus flowers) ceremony, a century-old tradition of Thai people of Mon descent. A day before the end of Buddhist lent, or Ok Phansa, Buddhists bring lotus blossoms in a boat procession along Samrong canal from Bang Phli District Office to the temple to worship Luang Phor Toh, the temple's principal Buddha statue.

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