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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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    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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    Koh Mak low-carbon tourism boost

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has set aside a million baht to support low-carbon tourism on Koh Mak, Trat.

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    Stepping back in time

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/01/2018

    » Buddhist chanting could be heard from afar. It was a sign I was at the right place for exploring Ban Phrabat Huai Tom, the thriving Buddhist community in Lamphun's Li district.

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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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    An enduring tradition

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/03/2017

    » Khamson Srathong, 78, sits comfortably in front of a weaving loom under her raised-floor house in Ban Phon village in Kalasin's Kham Muang district.

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    Nuts about cherry blossoms

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/01/2016

    » Wild Himalayan cherry trees, known in Thai as phya suea khrong, shed leaves during the cool season, leaving only brown branches that make them appear as if they are dying trees. But on the tips of a few of the branches, pink flowers still blossom. Imagine what it would be like if all those branches had cherry flowers in full bloom, with their pink feathery canopies set against the bright blue sky.

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    Enjoy the ride, but watch out for the king cobras

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 07/06/2018

    » Ban Chom Bueng Thai Literary Botanical Garden of Ratchaburi may not be a familiar name. But if you like mountain biking, this is one place you should visit.

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    The long and the short of it

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/01/2018

    » 'Normally, how many kilometres do you bike?" This is one of the questions people often ask me when they learn that I like to cycle. And the most exact answer I could come up with would be: "It depends."

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    Exploring Bangkok's old town

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 04/01/2018

    » With exceptionally light traffic and lovely weather, Bangkok was wonderful for biking during the recent long holiday weekend. Instead of joining the mass in the exodus out of the capital, on New Year's Eve my friends and I opted to hang around and explore the city on two wheels.

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