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  • NEWS

    Royal ritual melts hearts of a nation

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/05/2019

    » His Majesty the King, in full regalia, sat on the royal palanquin Budtan Thong as he was carried for a customary procession around the Grand Palace to pay homage at several historically significant temples as a part of the King's coronation ceremony.

  • TRAVEL

    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.

  • OPINION

    NOB transfer harms govt anti-graft drive

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Pol Lt Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has been widely recognised as an honest and straightforward officer in the Department of Special Investigation – a rare breed in the police force. It explains why he was ordered shifted from the DSI's head of the Tax Litigation Office to lead the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) on Feb 25 by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to do an unenviable mission. His task was to clean up the mess concerning the misappropriation of government funds for the renovation of temples and for schools on temple grounds.

  • NEWS

    2,000 troops for King's coronation

    News, Published on 23/02/2019

    » The army want 2,000 military personnel with high levels of physical fitness and good behavioural records to march in three traditional processions during His Majesty the King's coronation ceremonies in May.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Royal treatment

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 29/11/2016

    » It was a busy day at Wat Manao in Suphan Buri. There was no special religious activity, but still people made their way to the temple to receive a free health check-up provided by the support of the Relief and Community Health Bureau under the Thai Red Cross Society.

  • OPINION

    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • TRAVEL

    Stepping back in time

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/01/2018

    » Buddhist chanting could be heard from afar. It was a sign I was at the right place for exploring Ban Phrabat Huai Tom, the thriving Buddhist community in Lamphun's Li district.

  • NEWS

    The ancient art of tree dwarfing

    News, Published on 29/07/2017

    » Since ancient times traditional dwarf trees have adorned many Thai homes. Mentioned in age-old Thai literature, the beautiful and unique characteristics of local dwarf plants were narrated by poets from bygone eras.

  • TRAVEL

    Sunflowers in Mae Hong Son

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Until Dec 10, the "2017 Blossoming Bua Tong Flowers On Doi Mae U-Khor" festival takes place in and around fields of dok bua tong, or Mexican sunflowers, on Doi Mae U-Khor in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son province.

  • NEWS

    Reprising the royal ceremonies up close

    News, Published on 03/11/2017

    » On Oct 26, several hundred thousand people witnessed an historic event -- the royal cremation ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej -- right at Sanam Luang.

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