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  • LIFE

    To the beat of the drum

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Nan is a northern city which was founded more than 700 years ago, and has unique art and culture. Its people have a proverb saying that Nan's heavenly sounds are "the sound of beating gongs and drums", "the sound of rice-pounding mortars" and "the sound of scripture-reciting monks". They believe the city continues to prosper as long as it is rich in food and resources, the people live comfortably, Buddhist monks are good and the sound of musical instruments and the puja drums resonate as offerings to the Lord Buddha.

  • OPINION

    Precious lessons for protecting our nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Last week, there was good and bad news about the environment. I learnt a lot about environmental protection measures during my June 6-7 visit to Japan's Yakushima Island, of which 20% of the total area is registered as a World Natural Heritage Site by Unesco. Later on June 9, I was happy to hear that various groups of people planted trees on some parts of deforested land in Nan and many other Thais planted trees elsewhere and also at home.

  • TRAVEL

    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.

  • TRAVEL

    Floral, textile and silver fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/01/2015

    » Until Sunday, the "Blooming Chompoo Phukha Flowers, Textiles and Silverware of Nan towards Asean" fair will be held near the city gate of Nan.

  • TRAVEL

    Precious lessons from neighbours

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/03/2017

    » Almost 40 Thai villagers and "creative tourism" advocates recently participated in several community tourism activities in Luang Prabang, Laos, looking to apply good ideas to their villages in six designated special zones.

  • TRAVEL

    The two-coloured rivers city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/01/2016

    » Widely known as Pak Nam Pho, Nakhon Sawan is a gateway to the North of Thailand. It holds significance in terms of history and culture aside from also being a hub of transportation and trade in the past. Besides its famous Chinese New Year celebrations, this province has hidden treasures, including local museums, a river island and the small town of Chum Saeng for visitors to explore.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • TRAVEL

    Boat procession in Hua Hin

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/09/2014

    » From Sept 27-28, the "Merit Making, Boat Procession, Floating Bad Luck Away" festival will be held on the beach near the Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

  • OPINION

    Dressing up what 'Thainess' means

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/04/2015

    » It is not an overstatement to say the past two weeks have been a happy time in my life in the wake of a new trend for Thais to wear traditional costumes in everyday life. The reason is simple — I collect Thai handwoven textiles and want to wear them often.

  • TRAVEL

    Let's go to Phu Soi Dao

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/08/2014

    » Until January next year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)'s Phrae office invites tourists who love adventure and nature to enjoy trekking at Phu Soi Dao National Park in Uttaradit province.

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