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    Lent candle processions

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/07/2016

    » To mark the start of Buddhist Lent on July 20, Buddhists nationwide have organised special celebrations that reflect local traditions and beliefs.

  • LIFE

    When photos were works of art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Modern technology allows people to capture a dozen pictures per second with a smartphone. In the 19th century, one single photograph on collodion wet plate required an hour of setting up, and for the subject to pose, a process of artistic endeavour unthinkable to the instant generation.

  • LIFE

    Smooth as silk

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/11/2017

    » Hundreds of foreign designers, the fashion industry elite, buyers, reporters and other fashionistas shouted "Bravo!" repeatedly as their cameras and phones captured the finale of the last show at the "New Shades Of Thailand Los Angeles Fashion Week 2017" in Los Angeles. All four shows by four famous Thai brands -- Patinya, Milin, ASV and Issue -- wowed the audience and brought more fame to Thai fabrics and fashion.

  • TRAVEL

    Cultural fest in Nan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/06/2017

    » On July 1, the International Folk Culture Festival will take place at Wat Phumin in Nan province, chosen because it is culturally rich in Lanna heritage and home to numerous tribes.

  • LIFE

    Jet-setting Thais among early fashionistas

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/08/2016

    » These pictures have never been unveiled before, until now. Forty-five rare photographs developed from wet- and dry-plate collodion in the collection of the National Archives of Thailand testify to the development of women's fashion in early 20th century Siam in conjunction with the Western style. The elegant, enigmatic pictures are currently on view at the exhibition "Chattharat Phattraporn: Looking Back To Women's Attires In Global Fashion" at the National Library's Vajiravudhanusorn Hall. The show runs until Oct 10 and is held to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 84th birthday.

  • LIFE

    A place to treasure

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/08/2016

    » Nestled behind trees on a 1,700m² plot of land near the congested Charoen Krung Road is the Bangkok Folk's Museum. Donated by biologist Assoc Prof Waraporn Suravadi to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) in 2003, this museum features three houses in a lush tropical garden with a pond.

  • LIFE

    Woven back to life

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/11/2015

    » Every year The Support Foundation’s annual Royal Khon performance plays a major role in conserving the national performance art through the staging of a spectacular show. This year it’s even more special: besides renewing the art of making of khon costumes, ornaments and settings, the performance has helped restore an ancient weaving technique of Muang Nakhon brocades which were worn by royals and the elite in the past.

  • TRAVEL

    Neglected treasures

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/01/2014

    » Wondrous objects, precious relics from the past, can sometimes lie unnoticed or unappreciated right under our very noses. People often travel far and wide to visit sites of cultural interest while overlooking treasures located in their own backyards. Many residents of older parts of Bangkok, for instance, are unaware that right in the midst of their own communities are beautiful examples of religious art from the Rattanakosin and earlier Ayutthaya period as well as splendid European architecture dating back to the late 19th century.

  • LIFE

    Woven art for life

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/08/2013

    » Colourful like flowers, exquisite like art pieces and glittering like stars _ these are more than 150 antique textiles from palaces, local and ethnic communities in Thailand and other Asian countries. The Centuries-Old Tai Textiles Exhibition in Ayutthaya is the fruit of Asian textiles and culture expert Paothong Thongchua's passion for antique fabrics.

  • TRAVEL

    Preserving waterside traditions

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/06/2013

    » Sprays of water touched our skin as our chartered long-tailed boat whisked us down Khlong Bang Luang. One cloudy day, we travelled along the Chao Phraya to Khlong Bang Luang, Khlong Bang Ramat and Khlong Lat Mayom to visit several cultural attractions on the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's boat excursions along these canals in Thon Buri.

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