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    Chinese New Year celebrations nationwide

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/01/2012

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will commemorate the 37th anniversary of Thai-Chinese diplomatic ties until Jan 29, with colourful Chinese New Year festivities organised in Bangkok and 10 provinces nationwide.

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    Crab pulling in Cha-am

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/01/2012

    » Cha-am in Phetchaburi province is a beach town whose many local fishermen are keen at catching blue crabs. Among the most famous groups are the fishermen of Ban Klong Thian and Saphan Hin, who catch blue crabs from the Saphan Hin canal and keep their crab-filled nets submerged in water to ensure freshness. So when buyers come to purchase the crabs, the fishermen simply pull the nets up from the canal and take out the catch. Indeed, this so-called "crab pulling" practice makes Cha-am's crabmeat highly renowned for its freshness and good taste.

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    Underwater wedding in Trang

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/02/2012

    » The Underwater Wedding Fair in Trang, now in its 16th year, is held to promote natural and cultural tourism and an exotic traditional Thai wedding among foreign wedding couples, divers and tourists worldwide. This year, a number of couples will tie the knot and join several activities on Feb 10-12.

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    Temple tourism resurges after flood

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/02/2012

    » At weekends, Wat Phananchoeng Worawihan in Ayutthaya province is still crowded with Thai and foreign worshippers and tourists all day after last year's big flood. Hundreds of people were spotted paying respect to the presiding Buddha statue, Phra Buddhatrairattananayok, during the half an hour we spent there on a recent trip. The situation was similar at eight other temples in Ayutthaya and two neighbouring provinces we visited. Visiting temples in flood-hit areas is an opportunity for us to learn how many temples coped with the disaster and why a few were spared by the floodwater.

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    New Kid on the block

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/02/2012

    » Nestled 715km northeast of Bangkok is Bung Kan _ Thailand's newest province. It was part of Nong Khai before being carved out and declared the country's 77th province on March 22, 2011. Covering around 4,300km2, this province comprising of eight districts is full of mountains and waterways and rich in Thai and Lao cultures since Bolikhamxay, a Laotian province nearest it, is just across the Mekong River.

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    Keeping a Tradition

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/02/2012

    » One sunny day a boy and a long-horned water buffalo were cooling off in a muddy pond at Wat Phra Non Chaksi's Thai Buffaloes Conservation Centre in Sing Buri province, while his two friends watched on. The boys flashed broad smiles and waved at a group of visitors from Bangkok who had come observe the animals and their way of life. The centre was set up in 2000 by Wat Phra Non Chaksi and Sing Buri Rotary Club. It takes care of water buffaloes rescued from slaughterhouses or donated by people, and lends them to needy farmers. The objective is two-fold: to educate the new generation about the traditional role of water buffaloes in farming, and honour the animal on which the heroes of Bang Rachan rode to battle against invaders from Myanmar. Each day scores of tourists visit this centre to observe the buffaloes, feed them grass and watch shows in which the animals demonstrate their agility, free of charge. Donations are welcome to support the centre's conservation work.

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    Island of faith and smiles

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/03/2012

    » Beyond its beauty compared to the "emerald in the Indian Ocean", Sri Lanka is rich in pure nature, diverse cultures, strong faiths and its population's broad smiles.

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    Fruit fair in Samut Songkhram

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/03/2012

    » Lychees from Samut Songkhram province are so sweet and famous that they are called "great lychees". The most popular strain is khom, which bears sweet, crunchy heart-shaped fruit covered with a dark red peel, according to Angkhana Poomphaka, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Samut Songkhram office.

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    Songkran celebrations all over Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/04/2012

    » Songkran is a centuries-old festival which marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. It is a unique fun-filled event during which we splash others with water in order to give and request a blessing.

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    Unseen bang khen

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/04/2012

    » The words "Bang Khen" doesn't ring any bells with most tourists. For many Thais, Bang Khen is a suburban district of Bangkok where they can enjoy visiting a major agro fair once a year and pass on the way to Don Mueang airport. However, Bang Khen has interesting aspects for tourists to explore. It was once a battle field and boasts century-old communities, major temples, monuments and museums.

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