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    Hilltribe organics

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 16/11/2017

    » In a quiet corner of Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district, ethnic groups from different backgrounds, beliefs and traditions live together in the same village. They share the land, while maintaining their identities and lifestyles.

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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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    Offbeat monuments

    Guru, Chris Raufeisen, Published on 09/06/2017

    » Bangkok is a city filled with beautiful architecture and monuments, both old and new. Yet behind the veil of this city's beauty and elegance, off the well travelled tourist tracks there are some sites that hold a hidden history. Keep your eyes open for these easy to miss sites. Who knows? This knowledge may even impress some locals. Here are six unusual monuments or effigies you'll find in Thailand.

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    Leap into the light

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 11/05/2017

    » A forgotten place in the Deep South of Thailand, Narathiwat is not top of the list for those who're planning a vacation. The Tuesday bombings in nearby Pattani -- and a spate of violent incidents in Yala and Narathiwat -- have cast a deep shadow on the province.

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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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    Up close and personal

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/08/2016

    » Locals seemed to be happy to see tourists. They smiled and greeted us. Some even stopped by for a small conversation. They wanted to know why we travelled to Pattani, one of the deep-south provinces that have been in the red-alert zone for more than a decade.

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    Going through changes

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/03/2016

    » Those who last visited Phnom Penh a decade ago might be surprised to see the development of the Cambodia capital today. Many large buildings are under construction, on their way to becoming condominiums, hotels, shopping malls and entertainment complexes, while a skyscraper project, still under development in Koh Pich (Diamond Island), is promoting itself as the Manhattan of Phnom Penh.

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    Hitting a high note

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/02/2016

    » Noen Maprang is Phitsanulok province's most promising new travel destination. In last week's article (goo.gl/zO0aZi), I wrote about a scenic biking route at Ban Mung near the district's downtown area. But that's not all that Noen Maprang has to offer to cycling enthusiasts.

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    Historical treasure hunt

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 13/08/2015

    » A tiny museum in a school tells stories of a big man. On the ground floor of a wooden house on stilts, students are enjoying sweets and soft drinks while exploring the small exhibition. With different tasks to complete, kids take notes and pictures of the information board. It is likely that they are picnicking rather than doing reports.

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    Life's a beach in the navy

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 16/07/2015

    » A short drive from bustling Pattaya, Sattahip district of Chon Buri province remains charming, with clean beaches and an easy atmosphere.

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