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  • TRAVEL

    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

  • LIFE

    Behind the Thai mask

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/08/2014

    » Three men wearing white shirts and red jongkraben (traditional Thai trousers) are practising their khon dance performance in a classroom. From afar they look like your typical Thai masked dance experts, as their posture and movements are smooth and delicate. On closer inspection, however, you may notice something, or someone, out of place, at least according to popular perception. One of the dancers is 30-year-old Canadian Benjamin Tardif.

  • TRAVEL

    Raptor watching

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/09/2014

    » Until the end of November, the annual raptor-watching festival is being held on Khao Radar Mountain in Bang Saphan Noi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The event is intended to boost local people's understanding of birds of prey and raise public awareness of the importance of environmental protection.

  • TRAVEL

    Buddhist ceremony in Samut Prakan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/10/2014

    » From Saturday until Oct 7, Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district will host the "Rub Bua" (presentation of lotus flowers) ceremony, a century-old tradition of Thai people of Mon descent. A day before the end of Buddhist lent, or Ok Phansa, Buddhists bring lotus blossoms in a boat procession along Samrong canal from Bang Phli District Office to the temple to worship Luang Phor Toh, the temple's principal Buddha statue.

  • TRAVEL

    Pomelo festival in Samut Songkhram

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

    » From today until Saturday, the public and private sectors of Samut Songkhram are hosting the annual Khao Yai Pomelo festival in front of the provincial hall from 9am to 7pm.

  • TECH

    The virtual world of fashion

    Muse, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/05/2010

    » Having been best friends since they studied communication art together at Chulalongkorn University, actress Chayanan Manomaisantiphap, Panvad Nirunkul, a daughter of media mogul Panya Nirunkul, Rattikan Takomuang and Chatree Chokmongkolsatian fulfilled their collective dream when they started a clothing brand for young fashionistas, "de Veen", at fashion hub Siam Square two years ago after graduating.

  • TRAVEL

    A land of salmon and reindeer

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/03/2019

    » For many tourists, Norway is a dream destination to enjoy glimpses of the midnight Sun in summer or the Northern Lights in winter. In this Scandinavian country which is the inventor of modern salmon farming and the world's top producer of commercial salmon, food enthusiasts can please their palates with a variety of fresh seafood and other arctic delicacies. One of the best places to taste the most delicious fresh and smoked Norwegian salmon is Tromso, a salmon farming destination is Skjervoy.

  • THAILAND

    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.

  • LIFE

    The fruit of relentless effort

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/01/2019

    » After three decades of preparation and rehearsal, it is finally a dream come true for National Artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit and his students to bring hun krabok, or Thai rod puppets, to life in the Taleng Phai performance in their own theatre at the almost-completed Chakrabhand Posayakrit Museum in Bangkok's Sai Mai district.

  • LIFE

    Five shades of beauty

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Many Thais know and love Chinese blue and white porcelain. Yet, another kind of Chinese ceramics called Bencharong, literally meaning "five colours", is not so popular although it was custom-made in China for Siam.

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