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    A land steeped in history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/05/2018

    » Ketsurang, an archaeologist, miraculously travels back in time from the present day to the reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom's King Narai the Great (1656-1688). She enjoys the traditional way of life and the beauty of many places in Ayutthaya and Lop Buri.

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    A trip down history lane

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for 417 years. During those centuries a lot happened. Somehow, for many Thais, the first -- and often the only -- thing that pops up when we think of the old city is wars with the Burmese. So when my friend Tui, who is a history buff, convinced me to go do some biking in Ayutthaya Historical Park, I didn't expect it to be much fun. But he proved me wrong.

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    Natural sanctuary

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/07/2016

    » Boontoemphu Rongluean has never thought that one day he would offer a cruise boat service in Yala. The province does not have access to the sea, but it has a reservoir where tourists can board a boat to the Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary. The lake was created after Bang Lang Dam was completed in 1981, blocking and diverting Pattani River.

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    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.

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    The heart of our city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/10/2015

    » The east bank of the Chao Phraya River where the history of Bangkok began is called Koh Rattanakosin because it is land surrounded by water and looks like an island. Its west side is adjacent to the river and the east end is the Khlong Khumuang Doem Canal. King Rama I, the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, established Bangkok on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in 1782 as the new capital.

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    Happy birthday!

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/09/2015

    » There was a reason why more than 40,000 people, mostly women, were standing in long rows on the main streets in the heart of Maha Sarakham. On Aug 22, they dressed up in yellow blouses and performed a traditional dance in the afternoon heat to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the province. Although the show was perhaps less than five minutes, each of them had been practising for that moment for over two months.

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    See the past come alive

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 22/05/2019

    » The Ayutthaya Festival 2019, a must for history and culture lovers, kicks off on Wednesday. Taking place on the grounds next to the City Pillar Shrine within Ayutthaya Historical Park, the five-day celebration will feature illumination of the ancient ruins and a variety of performances and activities that promise to be both entertaining and enlightening. Numerous food stalls, shops and exhibitions will be open from late afternoon on. After the Sun goes down, the main stage will come alive. Following are stage highlights for each day.

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    Ancient Thailand, under threat

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 07/03/2019

    » Centuries before the rise of Sukhothai, and even the Khmer Empire preceding it, the Dvaravati civilisation (6th-11th century) dominated much of what is now Thailand. Few ruins from the period remain. The largest, and one of the best preserved, is Khao Khlang Nok, the grand stupa in Si Thep Historical Park in Phetchabun province.

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    From pain to peace

    Brunch, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/02/2019

    » This isn't working. My back hurts. This is a waste of time. I could've had a week in Paris. My back hurts.

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    Thailand's Big Easy

    Life, Published on 24/05/2018

    » It's easy to bypass Phetchaburi, the dusty, slow-moving, eponymous provincial capital located some 120km southwest of Bangkok, while on the way to more popular destinations like Hua Hin, Cha-am and Kaeng Krachan National Park. Those who do, miss out on a city with its own special charms and attractions from 12th century Khmer ruins to century-old traditional Thai wooden houses and delicious local cuisine.

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