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    Climbing in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/01/2018

    » During every three-day holiday throughout the year, Khao Lom Muak, a hill within an air force base in Prachuap Khiri Khan province and a habitat of monkeys and dusky langurs, is open to the general public for hill climbing.

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    Where royal souls reside

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Apart from Wat Bowon Niwet, which is King Bhumibol Adulyadej's symbolic temple, Wat Ratchabophit on Ratchabophit Road is one of only two temples that enshrine his ashes. Since Nov 7, when the temple started permitting the general public to pay respects to the royal remains, many have flocked there for this purpose.

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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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    Potty about pottery

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Sometimes, precious things are just under our nose. So is Sam Khok district of Pathum Thani province. Situated about 50km from the heart of Bangkok, Sam Khok is a centuries-old community dating to the early Ayutthaya Period about 600 years ago. Much of local history and art can be learned through temple visits in this area. One-day trips are good choices because of Sam Khok's close proximity to the capital and convenient routes.

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    Flower fest in Buri Ram

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/12/2016

    » Until February next year, visitors can enjoy the beauty of tulip flowers and several cool climate flowers at the "Tulip Of Siam" festival at Play La Ploen flower garden in Khu Muang district, Buri Ram province.

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    Back to nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/12/2016

    » Kanchanaburi has long been a popular destination for day trippers. However, the scenic Sai Yok National Park and several caves and rafting on the Kwae Noi River seem overlooked by Thai tourists. These places are worth visits besides the infamous Death Railway and the Hollywood-misnamed "Bridge On The River Kwai" that remain popular tourist spots.

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    Robe presentation in Ayutthaya

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/05/2016

    » On May 20 for Visakha Bucha Day, Wat Yai Chaimongkol in Ayutthaya will host the annual religious ceremony for Buddhists to make merit, present and wrap huge saffron robes around Phra Chedi Chaimongkol, the temple's principal pagoda. The ceremony will begin with almsgiving at 8am. The procession of the robes to the pagoda will start at 8.19am.

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    City of hidden gems

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/02/2016

    » Being part of two tourism campaigns -- "12 Hidden Gems Plus" and "They Say..." -- Lamphun is expected to welcome 20% more tourists this year, according to Ampai Chaipijitr, chairperson of the Tourism Council of Thailand Northern Office.

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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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    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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