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  • TRAVEL

    Northern star rising

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/01/2019

    » Riding on a horse-drawn carriage around the downtown of Lampang province is like travelling back in time. Nonetheless, this "town of horse-drawn carriages" is famous not only for the old-style travel mode, temples and bowls with chicken motifs. It has just begun to promote its community tourism, artistic, romantic and challenging destinations and street festivals under the new campaign "Lampang: Dream Destination".

  • TRAVEL

    Going green

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/01/2019

    » When people talk about Koh Yao, an unspoiled island off Phangnga province, many think of the popular Koh Yao Noi. As a matter of fact, Koh Yao consists of two islands -- Koh Yao Yai (big long island) and Koh Yao Noi (little long island) and is widely known as a paradise for holiday makers. Tourists can enjoy swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving in the sea, birdwatching and kayaking in mangroves, cycling and even rock-climbing.

  • TRAVEL

    Destination waterfall

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/12/2018

    » A 4 minute 36 second film clip showing the happy time spent by the young King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit at the stunning Phrom Lok Waterfall in Phrom Khiri district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, in 1959 brings smiles and tears of joy to almost everyone who views it. This has inspired many to visit tambon Phrom Lok, which is now easy to reach by car unlike when the royal couple travelled by Jeep on a 10km dirt road.

  • NEWS

    A royal agricultural legacy

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/10/2018

    » Although King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away two years ago, he left behind priceless legacies from his more than 4,000 royal projects nationwide. One of his major initiatives is soil aggravation, which won a patent from the Department of Intellectual Property in 2007. Anyone wishing to learn about this royal brainchild can visit Pikun Thong Development Study Centre in Muang Narathiwat, where acidic peat soil was improved with the king's help.

  • TRAVEL

    The flora of Laos

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Located on the west side of the Mekong River opposite the Lao heritage town Luang Prabang is Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. Opened around a year ago, the garden collects Lao plant species with the aim to conserve Laos' rich biodiversity and traditional ethnobotanical knowledge. It showcases a series of ethnobotanical gardens as well as clusters of ginger, orchids, ferns, bamboo and palms around the base of the Pha Tad Ke cliff overlooking the river.

  • LIFESTYLE

    For the love of kites

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/03/2018

    » Kite-flying enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to see traditional and decorative kites from around the world when a popular festival returns to the resort town of Hua Hin from March 23-25.

  • TRAVEL

    Natural paradise

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/03/2018

    » Nakhon Nayok has long been a popular destination for day trippers due to its proximity to Bangkok. Waterfalls remain all-time favourite attractions among tourists. Yet, there have been some changes. The sight of many teenagers and low-quality tourists talking and singing loudly and heavily drinking is no longer common due to stricter regulations, including a ban on alcohol in the national parks like Khao Yai. Another change -- many more tourists opt for going to farms and reservoirs to enjoy stunning views, cycling amid nature and visiting temples to seek spiritual solace.

  • TRAVEL

    Kite fest

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 01/03/2018

    » From March 23-25, the "Thailand International Kite Festival" will be held at the Army Non Commissioned Officer School in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

  • TRAVEL

    Bangkok by the sea

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/02/2018

    » If tourists have only a day to spend in the Thai capital and want to relax by the sea, Bang Khun Thian is a nice choice. Bang Khun Thian is a Bangkok district of which a certain part of its shoreline forms part of the Gulf of Thailand. You can enjoy a boat ride, see a mangrove forest along Phitthayalongkorn Canal, visit shrimp and blood cockle farms, and savour tasty yet cheap seafood at a homestay.

  • TRAVEL

    Berries Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/02/2018

    » From Feb 9-11, the "17th Samoeng Strawberry Festival" will take place around the Samoeng District Office in Chiang Mai province.

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