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    Welcome to the Holy Pond

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 06/04/2019

    » At a temple in Sing Buri about 150 kilometres north of Bangkok, worshippers carry buckets of water which they then pour into a sacred pond to fulfil their vows after their wishes have come true.

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    The story on the wall

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 12/04/2019

    » Despite the fact that the whole story of the Thai classic literature Ramakien and its characters Phra Ram, the Monkey King Hanuman or the 10-faced demon Tossakan have been depicted as mural paintings along the surrounding walls at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha since ancient days, not everyone today could claim to know the entire story or remember every character in the epic, derived from the Indian epic Ramayana.

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    Good times, good relations

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/05/2019

    » The recent Thai Festival in Seoul was indeed a sight to behold. It's not often people can dance to molam and luk thung at Cheonggye Plaza, or eating som tam while lounging leisurely by Cheonggyecheon Stream. But the two-day event recently held in South Korea proved a delight for Thais as well as local Koreans and other foreigners.

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    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.

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    Love and devotion

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 14/04/2019

    » Stacks of long bamboo poles are placed on the ground at Wat Wang Wiwekaram, a famous temple built by the revered late abbot Luang Pho Uttama. The temple is located in a Mon village in Sangkhla Buri district, on the Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province.

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    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.

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    'Floating temple' in Samut Prakan defies coastal erosion

    AFP, Published on 08/04/2019

    » SAMUT PRAKAN: As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbours fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country's fast-eroding coastlines.

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    UK murder mystery of Thai 'Lady of the Hills'

    Published on 31/03/2019

    » The discovery of an unidentified woman’s body on an English hillside more than a decade ago sparked a mystery still as yet unsolved. For 15 years her remains, found as a hill walker posed for a photo in England's Yorkshire Dales in 2004, had no name -- and were later buried in an anonymous grave.

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