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  • TRAVEL

    Trip to Phetchaburi

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/05/2019

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Phetchaburi Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are co-organising special train trips to the old city of Phetchaburi every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays throughout May.

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    Return to Prasae River

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/05/2019

    » It was early in the afternoon. The Sun was high in the sky, blasting down rays so scorching as if they were meant to kill. But in the winding narrow river along which our boat was leisurely cruising, the ambience was pleasant, thanks to the light yet refreshing breeze, and the thick greenery along both banks that provided comfortable shade.

  • TRAVEL

    Balancing act

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » Ban Non Salao in Phu Khieo, Chaiyaphum province, is known for its unique tradition of hae nak hot (brutal ordination parade) in which each would-be novice has to stay seated on a severely rocking bamboo stretcher during the 3km-procession to Wat Ta Khaek, a local temple. This rodeo-style test is meant to prove one's determination to become a Buddhist monk. Those who make it to the temple without falling will get to undergo the ordination.

  • NEWS

    Outing extraordinaire

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 25/04/2019

    » Less than 40km from the capital and packed with an assortment of attractions, Nakhon Pathom's districts of Nakhon Chai Si and Phutthamonthon (the latter neighbouring Bangkok's Thawi Watthana district) are a great destination for a day trip.

  • NEWS

    Timeless treasures

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/04/2019

    » Like every time I went to Si Sa Ket, I dropped by Khao Phra Wihan National Park again on my latest visit to the northeastern province. As always, the sunrise at Pha Mo E Daeng, the cliff that is one of the park's top attractions, was a refreshing sight. During the rest of the trip, however, I came to realise that Si Sa Ket has much more to offer than Khao Phra Wihan.

  • TRAVEL

    Songkran alternatives

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 04/04/2019

    » In Thailand, April is usually the hottest time of year. But thanks to Songkran, it is also one of the most fun. With a few exceptions, in most parts of the Kingdom the water festival runs from April 13-15.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A celebration of Phrae's unique history

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/04/2019

    » From now until April 17, the northern province of Phrae plays host to the "Tam Roi Chao Luang" event, held in memory of Phrae's last ruler, Chao Luang Piriya Theppawong, who governed the former vassal state of Siam during the reign of King Rama V.

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