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    Time-travelling along the Mae Klong River

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Embracing the Mae Klong riverbanks, 105km southwest of Bangkok, Ratchaburi province is a cultural must-see that should be known for more than just producing water jars and hosting the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

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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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    Santol Festival in Lop Buri

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/06/2015

    » From June 25 to July 6, the "24th Sweet Santol And Good Products Of Lop Buri Festival" will take place in front of Muang Lop Buri district office with the aim of promoting local fruit and agro-tourism and create public awareness for the conservation of agricultural resources. Tambon Talung in Muang, Lop Buri, is well-known as an agro-tourist destination, especially for the growing of santol. Trees planted by villagers yield high-quality sweet santol fruit in June and July. Santol from there is in high demand. During this festival, visitors can also visit the Chao Phor Phra Kan Shrine to worship the sacred spirit, watch monkeys and learn local history through old artefacts of different periods on display in the Somdej Phra Narai National Museum at Phra Narai Ratchaniwet Palace.

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    A place of royal vessels

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/08/2014

    » This popular verse of an ancient Thai poem on the royal barge procession crosses our mind when we step into the National Museum of Royal Barges in Thon Buri and see a royal barge with the figurehead of a mythical swan. The Suphannahong Royal Barge is one of the eight stunning royal barges on display along with objects used in the procession.

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    Ayutthaya Heritage Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/12/2018

    » From Dec 7 to Dec 16, the "Ayutthaya World Heritage 2018" fair will take place at the Ayutthaya Historical Park to celebrate the 17th anniversary of Unesco's declaration of the park as a World Heritage Site.

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    New look for old

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 01/02/2018

    » Stepping into four of all the 14 galleries in the National Museum Bangkok, visitors will now be enjoyably surprised and greeted by the modern-style lighting and display of exquisite Thai musical instruments, khon masks, puppets, weaponry, metal art and fabrics dating back to the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods.

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    Japanese art in the city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/01/2018

    » An extraordinary display of ancient artefacts from Japan, including many items deemed national cultural heritage, is taking place at the National Museum Bangkok. From pre-Christ earthenware to classical fabric, from Buddhism to samurai, "The History Of Japanese Art: Life And Faith" manifests the grandeur and depth of history, and welcomes visitors until Feb 18.

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    Igniting the flame of royal affection

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/10/2017

    » Throughout his 70-year reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej travelled to countless places in the Kingdom, near and far, to listen to and relieve Thai people's problems. Not many people know his first visit to his subjects took place in Ban Pong district, Ratchaburi province, in 1954 after a big fire had ravaged the local market. That visit, which took the young king to see the people's grievances first hand, became an inspiration for the monarch to start his long, tireless and fruitful journeys throughout his reign.

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    Unseen Krabi

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/12/2016

    » Krabi is a popular tourist destination on the Andaman coast and probably needs no promotion for its beautiful beaches and islands. However, not many tourists pay attention to places which reflect the province's historical significance and sufficiency economy principles. A recent trip to this southern province reveals lesser known aspects of Krabi's symbolic Khao Khanab Nam, a small island village called Ban Koh Klang and Nong Thalay swamp in Muang district.

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    The historic South

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/07/2016

    » The South of Thailand is much more than just sea, sand and sun. It holds historical and archaeological significance. Several cultural landmarks in Phatthalung, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani provinces are overlooked by most visitors despite their historical importance. Some of them have been restored and recently introduced by the Fine Arts Department in order to promote public awareness of their value.

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