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    A royal discovery

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A decade ago when a male elephant was brought from the southern province of Krabi to live in an elephant conservation centre in Maha Sarakham in the northeast, only Khruba Thammunee Thitadhammo, a monk who founded the centre, believed that it was a white elephant.

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    Access for all?

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Visitors have returned in their droves to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha after it was temporarily closed for two weeks following the passing of His Majesty the King -- Europeans, Chinese and others, many of whom are dressed in dark-coloured clothing. Some of them are also disabled.

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    Smuggling Thai culture by film

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A group of Chinese fans of Thai actress Davika Hoorne shouted her nickname -- "Mai! Mai!" -- as she slowly walked out from the gate at the arrivals hall of Shanghai International Airport. They had prepared bouquets of colourful flowers and a large bunch of 999 red roses for the admired star of Phi Mak Phrakanong and 20 Mai U-Turn Wai Huai Jai Return (Suddenly Twenty).

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    Shoot your movie here

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/06/2016

    » Tourism is a key factor in Thailand's economic growth, accounting for 16% of last year's GDP. That said, the Department of Tourism plans to further promote the country, as one of the best film-shooting destinations.

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    Come for the food, stay for the art

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The sea of skyscrapers is a familiar scene when you travel to Hong Kong. Numerous choices of delicious Cantonese food, a shopping paradise and well-known theme parks may trigger you to return to the vibrant island in the South China Sea.

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    In the pink

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/12/2017

    » Flowers are in full bloom in many provinces during the cold season. One of the places worth a visit is Nong Han, a freshwater lake in Udon Thani. The 25,500 rai reservoir is covered with buoyant blossoms of countless, vibrant pink water lilies, known as bua daeng.

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    An elephantine feast

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The annual elephant festival returns to Surin this weekend. Surin, a province in the Northeast, is home to the largest number of domesticated elephants and every third week in November, the province will host the "Surin Elephant Round-Up".

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    Spreading Thainess

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 14/08/2017

    » Many retire at the age of 60, but not Theeratep Promvongsanon, aged 62. After retiring as the consul-general of the Royal Thai Consulate in Sydney, Australia, he became director of the Thailand Foundation.

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    What the Chinese prefer

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Pattaya is the most popular tourist destination among Chinese tourists, according to a recent online survey by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

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    Chinese versions of street food apps released

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/03/2017

    » Tasting Thai food like a local is one thing travellers should try when visiting the Kingdom. To facilitate the experience, especially for Chinese tourists, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Thailand Foundation have released Chinese language versions for the apps Street Food Bangkok, Street Food Chiang Mai and Street Food Phuket.

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