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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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    Plane to Busan

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/03/2017

    » Cargo cranes lift colourful containers into gigantic ships at the huge Busan port. Traffic slowly eases toward Gwangan Bridge, passing beaches and islands that scatter the coast. The Sun is about to set and darkness slowly blankets colourful houses on the Gamcheon Culture Village slope. Light from seaside skyscrapers reflects on the seawater at the marina, as restaurants and beach bars light up for the night. Tourists fill the streets, looking for fun.

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    The art of the craft

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/10/2016

    » When it comes to cultural attractions relating to Her Majesty the Queen's royal projects, the Support Foundation's Bang Sai Handicraft Centre in Bang Sai district, Ayutthaya province, may first come to many people's minds. However, the nearby Si Bua Thong Handicraft Centre in Ang Thong province is also worth a visit because you will be able to see the embroidery of khon mask dance costumes, the production of the rare pha yok (traditional silk brocades) and khon masks for the annual Royal Khon Performance there.

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    Flying the flag

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/05/2016

    » After splashing water throughout Songkran, the villagers of Ngao district in Lampang continue celebrating in their own way -- by making an extra-long traditional flag.

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    Fertile merit-making

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/01/2016

    » It is rare to be able to witness several major rituals at one place in one day. Fortunately, the ongoing Jim Thompson Farm tour in Nakhon Ratchasima makes it possible by simulating six rice-related ceremonies of northeastern people under the concept of "Mang Moon Bun Khao". In Isan dialect, "Mang Moon Bun Khao" reflects cultural diversity and fertility of the rice culture in the Northeast, or Isan. It reflects the close ties between rice and the local way of life, as seen in the "Heet Sibsong", or a year-long series of merit-making traditions and beliefs.

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    Nepal reopens Annapurna circuit

    Published on 24/07/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Nepal reopened its most popular trekking trail to tourists on Thursday after international experts said it was safe, three months after two devastating earthquakes led the government to close most hiking routes.

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    Holidays from hell

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/07/2013

    » When violent, unforeseen events turn your dream vacation into a nightmare, who can you turn to for help and who is ultimately at fault?

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    Suvarnabhumi sinks in airport ranking

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 27/02/2012

    » The goal of making Suvarnabhumi rank among the world's best airports is fading with the airport slipping out of the top five rank in the Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2011 review.

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    An ocean at the top of the world

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/07/2019

    » The wooden sign at the highest point of Phu Ta Jo claims that the mountain rises 1,300m above sea level. According to my topographic map, and judging by the vegetation, the elevation was actually more like 800-900m. But that didn't really matter, I was still on top of the world.

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    Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport shuttles

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

    » Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has launched shuttle buses between the airport and the city.

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