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    Master of puppets

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/08/2019

    » His heart and mind remain true to aesthetics. His eagle eyes are still sharp, focusing on every detail. National Artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit is 76 years old today. To celebrate, a new exhibition is showcasing the hun krabok (traditional Thai rod puppets), paintings and drawings from his 1989 production of Sam Kok (Romance Of The Three Kingdoms).

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    The khon spectacle is merrier than ever

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/11/2018

    » The Support Foundation's annual khon performance never fails to entertain its audience. This year's instalment is a hugely enjoyable production of The Allegiance Of Phiphek episode from the Ramakien. The acting, dancing, costumes and props are as impressive as ever. And while the production may be restricted to a slightly more economical setting, this has been compensated for with funnier dialogue, including plenty of satirical gags riffing on current events.

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    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

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    Floral Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/03/2017

    » This month, those travelling to Nan should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Bretschneidera sinensis (chompoo phu kha) flowers at Doi Phu Kha National Park as well as Doi Maneepruek and Khun Sathan National Park.

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    A hidden gem

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/08/2016

    » Along a stretch from Lan Luang Road to Nakhon Sawan Road, less than 500m from Phan Fa Bridge, is the Nang Loeng Community. Its former name is E-Loeng, named after the oversized Mon-style jars.

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    Vegetarian Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/10/2015

    » The Vegetarian Festival originated in China, and is based on a Chinese belief that seven Lord Buddhas and two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) annually visit the world in the form of nine deities. They stay for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month. In Southeast Asia, the Vegetarian Festival has become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. This traditional observation of vegetarian diet is for people of Chinese descent to do spiritual cleansing and merit-making. This year, the festival in Thailand is being celebrated until Oct 21.

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    Legacy of early man

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/06/2016

    » Visiting museums in Thailand is no longer dull since several museums have been renovated and well-presented. Since its big improvement late last year, the 128-year-old National Museum Bangkok regularly comes up with rotating exhibitions. The latest is the ongoing "Early Man Of Our Land" exhibition, which will be held until Aug 21 at Issaravinitchai Throne Hall.

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    The sweet life

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/04/2016

    » Desserts are a form of culture. They are more than just food since they mirror history and civilisations. In some countries, desserts were even used to save cities from invaders, such as when the Chinese put secret messages for their allies inside moon cakes during wartime. In various cultures, desserts are integral to religious ceremonies, rituals and festivities and also symbolise friendship.

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    The heart of our city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/10/2015

    » The east bank of the Chao Phraya River where the history of Bangkok began is called Koh Rattanakosin because it is land surrounded by water and looks like an island. Its west side is adjacent to the river and the east end is the Khlong Khumuang Doem Canal. King Rama I, the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, established Bangkok on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in 1782 as the new capital.

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    The second Vegetarian Festival nationwide

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/10/2014

    » According to Taoist tradition, the Vegetarian Festival started in China, but has since become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. It lasts for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month.

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