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    Boat racing in the Northeast

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/10/2015

    » From Saturday until Oct 27, Thailand and Laos will host an annual boat race on the Mekong River in front of Indochina market in Muang district, Mukdahan province.

  • TRAVEL

    A dairy farm diary

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/09/2015

    » When it comes to the Muak Lek district of Saraburi and the nearby Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima, many immediately think of waterfalls, farms, vineyards, milk, steak and curry puffs. Although a large proportion of tourists flock to privately-owned farms and theme parks in the area, they may not know of the country's first dairy farm, despite its importance for agriculture and agro-tourism in Thailand.

  • TRAVEL

    Five museums in one day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/09/2015

    » Lining Ratchadamnoen Avenue are rows of architecture that mostly date back to over 70 years ago. In the past five years, some of these buildings have been turned into museums for people to visit and learn about Thai history and art. Nonetheless, not many people know there are at least five museums along this avenue and each of them are within walking distance. To promote visits to these five museums, the King Prajadhipok Museum and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration have been running the Museum Route campaign until the end of this month.

  • TRAVEL

    Start of Lent in the Northeast

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/07/2015

    » From July 30 to July 31, the Candle Light Procession Ceremony will take place around Phra That Phanom, a major stupa, at Wat Phra That Phanom in That Phanom district, Nakhon Phanom province, to commemorate two important Buddhist days — Asarnha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day. There will be a candle light procession to pay homage to Phra That Phanom as well as an alms offering ceremony. Enshrined within Phra That Phanom are eight fragments of the Lord Buddha's chest bone. According to legend, the Lord Buddha spent a night where Wat Phra That Phanom is located. This stupa is considered a sacred site for those born in the Year of Monkey and also those born on a Sunday.

  • TRAVEL

    Fruit and vegetable fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/05/2015

    » The “Good Quality Fruits and Vegetables Fair" will take place at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market near Makhawan Rangsan Bridge on Ratchadamnoen Avenue until the end of the month.

  • TRAVEL

    Temple fair in Bangkok

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/06/2015

    » From June 7-14, celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram, King Rama IV's symbolic temple, will take place from 5-10pm on the temple grounds and in front of Saranrom Palace near the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

  • TRAVEL

    Orchid Fest in Nakhon Pathom

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/05/2015

    » The Orchid of Nakhon Pathom 2015 Festival will be held in the field in front of Tambon Sam Phran Administration Organisation Office in Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom province, from tomorrow until Tuesday, from 8.30am-8pm.

  • TRAVEL

    Streaming with history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/04/2015

    » Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is likely to become one of Bangkok's major transportation routes once again due to government support, and this may also benefit tourism. Building of the canal was commissioned by King Rama IV in 1851 to serve as the outer city moat. It runs in parallel with the first and second tiers of the city moat — Khlong Khumuang Doem and Khlong Rob Krung.

  • TRAVEL

    Phanom Rung festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/03/2015

    » From April 3-5, the annual "Walking up Phanom Rung Hill" festival will take place at Phanom Rung Historical Park, Chalerm Phra Kiat district, Buri Ram province. The fair aims to conserve local culture and promote tourism.

  • OPINION

    Travelling towards neighbourly understanding

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/03/2015

    » In December, I expressed concerns about the bad reputation of Chinese tourists in Thailand and other countries. Unfortunately, problems caused by them have persisted and many Thais have started to react. Last month, Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai imposed a temporary ban on Chinese tourists after some of them dirtied the temple's toilets. Days later, a picture showed a Chinese tourist kicking sacred bells at a temple in Chiang Mai. Many Thais were understandably outraged.

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