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    Sad, melancholic rhythms

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Since Oct 14, one day after the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the sounds of conch shells, bugles, pipes and drum beats, followed by the melancholic tones of classical music, have been heard from the Grand Palace six times a day. Each session lasts about 15 minutes and often makes many mourners nationwide burst into tears. This royal tradition is called prakhom yumyam.

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    Lent celebrations in Saraburi

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » From July 29-31, Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi will host the "Tak Bat Dok Mai" (floral merit-making) ceremony to mark Khao Phansa Day, the start of Buddhist Lent.

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    Pre-Thai New Year Celebrations

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Songkran is a centuries-old festival that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year and is a joyful event in which Thais sprinkle scented water on one another.

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    Full Moon Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/11/2017

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, will be celebrated from tomorrow. This year, the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 3.

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    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

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    The art of the craft

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/10/2016

    » When it comes to cultural attractions relating to Her Majesty the Queen's royal projects, the Support Foundation's Bang Sai Handicraft Centre in Bang Sai district, Ayutthaya province, may first come to many people's minds. However, the nearby Si Bua Thong Handicraft Centre in Ang Thong province is also worth a visit because you will be able to see the embroidery of khon mask dance costumes, the production of the rare pha yok (traditional silk brocades) and khon masks for the annual Royal Khon Performance there.

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    Siam tulips in Suphan Buri

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/07/2016

    » Throughout next month, the Agricultural Occupation Promotion and Development Centre in U Thong, Suphan Buri province, will celebrate National Mother's Day, Aug 12, at its Siam tulip plantation.

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    Bang Saphan, the Golden Land

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/07/2015

    » The "Travel In Bang Saphan: The Legend Of Golden Land 2015" fair is being held in front of Bang Saphan district office, Prachuap Khiri Khan until Aug 2.

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    The royal chariot awaits

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/09/2014

    » Stepping into a studio at the Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom, I was immediately in awe of the exquisite beauty of the two glittering golden chariots that were being repaired for the royal cremation of the late Supreme Patriarch.

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    A royal classic

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Clad in an elegant white suit, Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the youngest daughter of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, was seen enthusiastically monitoring rehearsals by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) prior to last Friday’s Romantic Variations, the 2019 opening season concert in honour of HM the King. Entrusted by her royal father to oversee the Royal Patronage of the RBSO Foundation since last year, her tireless efforts ensure that RBSO is progressing towards excellence and a world-class reputation.

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