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    Fertile merit-making

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/01/2016

    » It is rare to be able to witness several major rituals at one place in one day. Fortunately, the ongoing Jim Thompson Farm tour in Nakhon Ratchasima makes it possible by simulating six rice-related ceremonies of northeastern people under the concept of "Mang Moon Bun Khao". In Isan dialect, "Mang Moon Bun Khao" reflects cultural diversity and fertility of the rice culture in the Northeast, or Isan. It reflects the close ties between rice and the local way of life, as seen in the "Heet Sibsong", or a year-long series of merit-making traditions and beliefs.

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    Cycling in Sing Buri

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 01/09/2016

    » On Sept 10-11, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)'s Lop Buri office, which also oversees tourism in Sing Buri, will host the "Cycling To The Town Of Heroes: Sing Buri -- A Nice Place To Live" tour on a route called paying respect to and seeking blessings from the Reclinging Buddha, the Meditating Buddha and the Standing Budda in Sing Buri province. The objectives are to promote local tourism and encourage people to exercise regularly.

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    Walking trip in Bangkok

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/02/2016

    » On Saturday, Siam Vision, a cultural group, will lead a walking tour in the heart of Bangkok by the Chao Phraya River from 4.30-8pm.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Mother's Day activities

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/07/2017

    » To celebrate the National Mother's Day on Aug 12, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)'s Central Regional Office is hosting the "August: Travel With Mothers" campaign under the "Happy Family" Concept in order to stimulate tourism among families throughout August this year. It is part of its campaign to promote tourism in Green Season, aka the low season.

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    Retro Hua Hin

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/04/2017

    » From April 28 until May 7, the "Hua Hin Of Yesteryear Fair" will take place at Queen's Park in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. This annual event is held in celebration of the royal wedding of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit on April 28, 1950, and their honeymoon at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin which began a day later.

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    Lent celebration

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/06/2017

    » On July 8, the Lat Chado Municipality in Phak Hai district, Ayutthaya province, will host a candle procession on the Lat Chado Canal to mark the start of Buddhist lent.

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    Thailand's Silk Road

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/03/2017

    » The slogan, "Phra That Kham Kaen, Sounds Of Khaen (Isan Flute), Golden Shower Flowers, Hub Of Silk, Phuk Sieo Rituals, Big City, Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum, Thailand's First Olympics Gold Medal" belongs to Khon Kaen province. This northeastern province is a centre of fine Thai silk, with silk tours being the second most popular activity among tourists. To find out more, tourists should visit its major silk production source -- Chonnabot district.

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