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    Flowering of a village

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/09/2014

    » A ton dok mai, which literally translates as flower tree, is finally planted at the temple grounds of Wat Sirimongkol, in the village of Ban Ahee in Loei.

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    Tastes of Kuala Lumpur

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/07/2018

    » I love Thailand. The more I travel, the more I realise how lucky I am to have been born and raised in this country. But when it comes to durian, it's a different story.

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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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    Vivid colours, abundant beauty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as "the Pearl of Africa" in his 1908 book My African Journey, for "its magnificence, for variety of form and colour" and its "profusion of brilliant life".

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    Weaving history

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2014

    » Chalard Saowanont, 66, has weaved cotton cloth since she was young. She also grows cotton plants and opens her home to visitors as a weaving and learning centre in Ban Na Or, a Tai Lue village, near Loei's Muang district, about 540km northeast of Bangkok.

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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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    Over the borderline

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/09/2014

    » A temporary tent was set up at one corner of the Three Pagodas Pass, the border checkpoint in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi, while a signboard displayed a tour service with pictures of attractions for Payathonsu town, in Kayin State of Myanmar.

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    Village vibrancy

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/11/2014

    » Dozens of old bicycles for rent are kept under an elevated wooden house and in the concrete courtyard of Amporn Leesuksam, the village head of Ban Khok, in U Thong district of Suphan Buri.

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    Float your troubles away

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 16/10/2014

    » Located in Loei, on the bank of the Mekong River, is the fast-growing border town of Chiang Khan. It faces out onto the Laos town of Xanamkhan and is close to Chai Khong Road, which, running parallel to the river, is ideal for cycling or strolling along to admire the river views, especially during sunset.

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    The royal chariot awaits

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/09/2014

    » Stepping into a studio at the Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom, I was immediately in awe of the exquisite beauty of the two glittering golden chariots that were being repaired for the royal cremation of the late Supreme Patriarch.

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