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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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    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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    Full bloom

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/01/2017

    » Seven years ago no one would have ever thought that mountain grasslands without a single tree at Phu Lom Lo in Loei would one day be a popular tourist destination.

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    Phuket's hidden pearl

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » During one of last year's downhill mountain biking competitions, there was a new team participating. The group was made up of skilled riders I had never met before. They were from Phuket. I must admit I wasn't aware that the Pearl of the Andaman is home to an active community of downhillers. Where's their training ground?

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    All the Queen's women

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/08/2017

    » They were holding hands while walking, with smiles on their faces. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Khammai Yokhasing. Khammai, 84, still remembers the moment when the Queen held her hand at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, 40 years ago.

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    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

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