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    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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    Once in a lifetime

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/04/2019

    » The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

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    A majestic occasion in Surin

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/06/2019

    » Loudspeakers blared luk thung music. The continuous beats of bass and drum vibrated the ground. People danced with the tune while elephants walked majestically in front of the parade, carrying monks-to-be on its back.

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    A trip with a difference

    Life, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 06/06/2019

    » Mention Chanthaburi and the first thing most people think of is fruit. Its orchards are abundant with durian, mangosteen, rambutan and many other varieties. However, there's much more to the eastern province than this. It has a rich local history and plenty of cultural diversity.

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    Tales from the southern seas

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/05/2019

    » The beach of Laem Pho in Surat Thani's Chaiya district is long and peaceful. The day we visited, there were only a handful of tourists. Also visiting were teams of archaeologists. But they weren't there to take in the sea breeze. They were investigating an ancient maritime cross-cultural trade route, which dates as far back as the 7th century.

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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.

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    Bring yourself to Bang Rak

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 16/05/2019

    » Behind the busy street of Charoen Krung in Bang Rak district, there are some places where you can enjoy peace and seclusion, although this part of Bangkok is known as a prime commercial area.

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    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.

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    A stranger's welcome

    Life, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 09/05/2019

    » Most tropical beach holidays offer the usual formula of sun, sand and sea. Quy Nhon in Vietnam is for holidaymakers looking for another important "s" -- serenity.

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    Holy Hong Kong

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/04/2019

    » With several upcoming time-honoured spiritual festivals, Hong Kong is getting holier this May. And we've summarised all the details (and deities) for those who enjoy both culture and auspiciousness.

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