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    Rock of ages

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/02/2019

    » The name Ang Sila (rock pond) has long rung a bell for almost every Thai household for its high-quality granite mortars. Nowadays, this tambon in Chon Buri has fewer rocks for the production of this kind of kitchen tool. Nonetheless, the community is still an interesting attraction with old temples, markets, fishing villages and the beach.

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    Northern star rising

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/01/2019

    » Riding on a horse-drawn carriage around the downtown of Lampang province is like travelling back in time. Nonetheless, this "town of horse-drawn carriages" is famous not only for the old-style travel mode, temples and bowls with chicken motifs. It has just begun to promote its community tourism, artistic, romantic and challenging destinations and street festivals under the new campaign "Lampang: Dream Destination".

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    Going green

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/01/2019

    » When people talk about Koh Yao, an unspoiled island off Phangnga province, many think of the popular Koh Yao Noi. As a matter of fact, Koh Yao consists of two islands -- Koh Yao Yai (big long island) and Koh Yao Noi (little long island) and is widely known as a paradise for holiday makers. Tourists can enjoy swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving in the sea, birdwatching and kayaking in mangroves, cycling and even rock-climbing.

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    Celebrating the New Year

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/01/2019

    » For New Year blessings, Buddhists are invited to pay respects to 10 of the major Buddha statues in Phutthaisawan Throne Hall at the Front Palace (Wang Na) on the grounds of the National Museum Bangkok near Sanam Luang, from 9am-4pm daily from today until Jan 27.

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    Cooling down in Laos

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/12/2018

    » When tourists go to the Unesco World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos, many immediately think of Buddhist temples, such as Phra That Phou Si, and the simple yet beautiful way of life evinced in traditions like sticky-rice almsgiving. As a matter of fact, Luang Prabang has numerous natural attractions, such as waterfalls and Tham Ting (Pak Ou Cave) for visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular spots is Kuang Si Waterfall.

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    Destination waterfall

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/12/2018

    » A 4 minute 36 second film clip showing the happy time spent by the young King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit at the stunning Phrom Lok Waterfall in Phrom Khiri district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, in 1959 brings smiles and tears of joy to almost everyone who views it. This has inspired many to visit tambon Phrom Lok, which is now easy to reach by car unlike when the royal couple travelled by Jeep on a 10km dirt road.

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    Making the most of the land

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/12/2018

    » King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away in October 2016 and left behind countless legacies for his people, including over 4,000 royal projects. To keep the royal principles and practices going -- especially the sufficiency-economy philosophy -- a group of more than 20 academics, led by Asst Prof Phichet Sowitthayasakun of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), is establishing the Institute of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (ISEP) to teach "the King's principles".

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    New wonders of Jeju

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

    » South Korea is one of the most popular overseas destinations among Thais. Of all 8.79 million Thai tourists abroad last year, 435,426 visited South Korea, 10.01% up from the previous year, and spent over 16 billion baht there, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry.

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    Drawing on Thainess

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2018

    » One day in August, the month of National Mother's Day, Chusit Wijarnjoragij was given one of the most challenging tasks in his life: to be the key visual artist for the 2018 Miss Universe pageant taking place in Thailand. He started working right away, his brain and hands moved fast, putting flowers and stars on paper while the main theme music of the contest was played in his home studio.

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    A royal agricultural legacy

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/10/2018

    » Although King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away two years ago, he left behind priceless legacies from his more than 4,000 royal projects nationwide. One of his major initiatives is soil aggravation, which won a patent from the Department of Intellectual Property in 2007. Anyone wishing to learn about this royal brainchild can visit Pikun Thong Development Study Centre in Muang Narathiwat, where acidic peat soil was improved with the king's help.

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