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    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.

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    Pattaya maps out water safety plan

    News, Chaiyot Pupattanapong, Published on 22/01/2019

    » CHON BURI: The Marine Department has unveiled a new plan for Pattaya to safeguard tourists who engage in water activities at this beach resort city.

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    Ministry touts gastronomy to boost provincial tourism

    Business, Walailak Keeratipipatpong, Published on 12/10/2018

    » Experienced travellers know that if they want a local experience, they must try local dishes because food can bring insight to a community's identity.

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    Phuket's hidden pearl

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » During one of last year's downhill mountain biking competitions, there was a new team participating. The group was made up of skilled riders I had never met before. They were from Phuket. I must admit I wasn't aware that the Pearl of the Andaman is home to an active community of downhillers. Where's their training ground?

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    Journeys of northern art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/02/2019

    » Travel is fun, especially when it can be carried out under uncommon themes. The North is charming for the beauty of its nature, art and culture. Visiting the North to learn and appreciate traditional craftsmanship is an interesting idea, inspired by the ongoing exhibition "Tracing The Fading Legacy: Stories Of Living Legends" at Raya Heritage, Chiang Mai, that will run until the end of March as a tribute to handicraft masters and teachers.

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    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

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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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    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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    New adventures in Loei

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/06/2016

    » Loei is one of the 12 provinces chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as must-sees. With mountains in various shapes and its location by the Mekong River, this Northeastern province boasts beautiful, natural attractions, which are different from those in the other Northeastern provinces.

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    Back to nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/12/2016

    » Kanchanaburi has long been a popular destination for day trippers. However, the scenic Sai Yok National Park and several caves and rafting on the Kwae Noi River seem overlooked by Thai tourists. These places are worth visits besides the infamous Death Railway and the Hollywood-misnamed "Bridge On The River Kwai" that remain popular tourist spots.

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