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    Mass ordination in Mae Hong Son

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/03/2015

    » The annual Poi Sang Long mass novice ordination ceremony will be performed at various temples in Mae Hong Son province until April 11. This ceremony began centuries ago due to the Tai people's strong faith in Buddhism. The Tais believed that their sons would gain great merit if ordained as Buddhist novices in this ceremony. The ceremony replicates the moment when the Lord Buddha ordained his only son Rahul as a novice, despite the his request for the throne.

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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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    Charming and pleasant

    Life, Published on 22/03/2018

    » The appointment time is near. I am waiting for a city tour bus to explore Phangnga town.

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    Blissful, unspoilt serenity

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/07/2015

    » The morning breeze blows continuously at the long beach of Bo Nok in Prachaup Khiri Khan. Purple flowers dance in the wind while the waves break quietly on the beach.

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    An island in the lake

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/04/2015

    » Koh Yo is a small island in Songkhla Lake, Thailand's largest natural lake, but it is packed with things to do and see.

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    Likay Festival in Ang Thong

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/04/2015

    » Until Sunday, Ang Thong province will host the "Likay Art and Culture 2015 Festival" at Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, Chaiyo district, in support of the "Discover Thainess" tourism campaign.

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    King Rama II Day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/02/2015

    » This weekend, the "King Rama II Memorial Day" fair will be held at the King Rama II Memorial Park in Amphawa district, Samut Songkhram, to honour his contributions to Thai art and culture. King Rama II (1767-1824) penned several poems, books and plays, created various pieces of artwork and supported arts, culture and literature in general.

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    A majestic occasion in Surin

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/06/2019

    » Loudspeakers blared luk thung music. The continuous beats of bass and drum vibrated the ground. People danced with the tune while elephants walked majestically in front of the parade, carrying monks-to-be on its back.

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    Elephant festival

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/02/2019

    » The first Elephant Boat Race & River Festival will be hosted this month in Bangkok, replacing the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament.

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    LIGHTS in the Night

    Holiday Time, Published on 04/12/2018

    » Like the city itself, Bangkok's Chao Phraya River is best enjoyed at night. As the searing daytime temperatures recede and the lights come up along this undulating waterway, it transforms into something a bit more magical; a place where illuminated civic monuments reflect in the inky black surface of the slow moving current. Not surprisingly, there are numerous tour companies offering trips up and down this stretch of the river -- most including dinner -- but over the years the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok's long-running nightly Horizon Cruise has set itself apart from these rival contenders.

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