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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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    Making history

    Life, Published on 29/11/2018

    » The two-storey wooden house of Suriya Wongchai is not like the other houses in the neighbourhood of Ban Sri Don Chai in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong district. Each tier of his four-tier roof is decorated with sculptures of hong (mythical swans), while a wooden carved peafowl is displayed on each gable.

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    Lost in peranakan wonders

    Brunch, Nattha Thepbamrung, Published on 29/07/2018

    » Created from the passion of authentic Phuket young bloods, Peranakan Phuket Museum or PPM has been established to preserve and showcase precious memories of the island, which consists of a mix of Thai, Chinese, Malay and European cultures. Unlike conservative museums, PPM offers a more approachable collection that no museum fan should miss.

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    Island community

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/09/2016

    » A raised concrete walkway behind Wat Champa in Taling Chan leads to the Koh San Chao canal community. The community might not ring a bell, but it is known among a few travellers as an add-on trip to the famous Lat Mayom floating market in Taling Chan.

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    Pleasure at the fairground

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/11/2015

    » Forget hazardous flying lanterns of the North. This Loy Krathong Festival, make your way to the old-school ngan wat, or temple fair, and while many temples around the country have put up fairgrounds to celebrate the Full Moon night of the 12th lunar month, none can beat Bangkok's oldest and most legendary ngan wat Phu Khao Thong.

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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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    Published on 24/04/2014

    » Wat Prayurawongsawas celebrates its Unesco Heritage award.

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    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

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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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