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  • TRAVEL

    Learn muay Thai

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/09/2019

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the Awesome Muay Thai guidebook.

  • LIFE

    Following in Sunthon Phu's footsteps

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/07/2019

    » All along the Chao Phraya, from Bangkok Noi in the capital to Bang Kruai in Nonthaburi, are several old temples and communities that have stood for more than two centuries. These sites are mentioned in the works of Sunthon Phu, the great poet who lived during the reigns of King Rama I through to King Rama IV (1786-1855).

  • LIFE

    A royal discovery

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A decade ago when a male elephant was brought from the southern province of Krabi to live in an elephant conservation centre in Maha Sarakham in the northeast, only Khruba Thammunee Thitadhammo, a monk who founded the centre, believed that it was a white elephant.

  • TRAVEL

    Once in a lifetime

    B Magazine, 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.

  • TRAVEL

    A monarch's vision

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/10/2017

    » More than 30 years ago, the treeless hill of Khao Chi On in Chon Buri was dry and barren. The lack of natural water adversely affected the farmers in Sattahip and Bang Lamung areas. When the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej made royal visits to Wat Yansangwararam, a Buddhist monastery under the royal patronage of the king, he took note of the farmers' misery.

  • THAILAND

    Take a leaf

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/03/2019

    » In the factory grounds of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) in Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district, stands an ordinary two-storey building. Small, old and fairly nondescript, it is nevertheless guarded around the clock and equipped with a security system. This is because its upper floor is a restricted zone where the first lot of 140 cannabis plants will be grown for R&D and medical purposes.

  • TRAVEL

    The People's Memories

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/11/2016

    » The Ministry of Culture has launched the People's Archive project to invite locals and visitors to share memorable pictures or video clips of their moments of grief, activities or any impressive moments related to the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • THAILAND

    School is in session

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 27/09/2018

    » We walked on a narrow path in a large herbal garden belonging to Samai Koonsuk, 57, chairman of the Ban Dong Bang Organic Herbal Community Enterprise in Muang district in Prachin Buri. I felt like we were ducklings following a mother duck. Instead of making "quack, quack" sounds, we asked questions like "What is this leaf?", "What is that flower?", "Can we eat it raw?" while pointing at various plants.

  • TRAVEL

    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.

  • TRAVEL

    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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