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    A visual feast

    Brunch, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A visit to Vatican City can cause a neck sprain due to its 360 degrees of sheer beauty. It is simply a visual feast.

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    Collaborating on happiness

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Soil has been piled up and from afar it looks like a red hill. Frangipani trees without leaves or flowers stand around the foothill as if guarding it from intruders. From the base where locals laid flowers, one can only see some big umbrellas -- the kind used in monk-ordination ceremonies -- at the hilltop.

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    DisneySea to have area themed on 'Frozen'

    Published on 29/04/2015

    » TOKYO — The operator of the Disney theme parks in Japan said Tuesday it will set up a facility featuring the hit Disney movie "Frozen" in the Tokyo DisneySea amusement park as early as 2017 as part of its 500 billion yen (138 billion baht) investment plan.

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    Hands off AccorHotels, Chinese told

    Business, Reuters, Published on 08/06/2016

    » PARIS: Europe's largest hotel group AccorHotels, which wants to limit a push by Chinese shareholder Jin Jiang International (Holdings) Co Ltd to increase its stake, should maintain a diverse group of shareholders, French President Francois Hollande said on Monday.

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    Local food specialties boost Japan tourism

    Published on 02/09/2015

    » TOKYO — From dumplings to fried noodles, more and more municipalities in Japan are promoting specialty dishes as a way to attract tourists and revitalise their economies.

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    ‘Art Valley’ to be built in Seoul

    Published on 26/05/2015

    » ‘Art Valley,’ a district dedicated to promoting culture and art, would be created around Banpo Bridge with a length of 3.7 kilometres, which connects Some Sevit, the artificial islands on the Han River in Seoul, with Seoul Arts Centre.

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    A misty, ephemeral beauty

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/01/2015

    » The sky was still dark while roosters were crowing. From time to time, cars passed by our small hotel located on a bank of the Mekong River in Sangkhom district of Nong Khai, 694km northeast of Bangkok. It was almost five o'clock and we were ready to experience the "sea of fog" in this laid-back town.

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    Tourists flock to Japan's new industrial heritage sites

    Published on 12/07/2015

    » FUKUOKA — Many tourists visited the "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" on the first Saturday after the sites were added to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage list.

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    A place of royal vessels

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/08/2014

    » This popular verse of an ancient Thai poem on the royal barge procession crosses our mind when we step into the National Museum of Royal Barges in Thon Buri and see a royal barge with the figurehead of a mythical swan. The Suphannahong Royal Barge is one of the eight stunning royal barges on display along with objects used in the procession.

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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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