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    Khmer art in Sa Kaeo

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/10/2017

    » Almost 1,000 years ago, this grand Khmer architecture was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and called Pattharatekla, according to an inscription. After 20 years of restoration, Sdokkokthom Sanctuary, 34km from the Thai-Cambodian border in Khok Sung district, Sa Kaeo province, has become a popular attraction since 2014. Beginning in April next year, it will officially open as Thailand's 11th historical park.

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    Art from on high

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/09/2017

    » Exquisitely painted room partitions are an important part of a royal crematorium, considered royal paraphernalia for ceremonies. Their creation is inspired by the literary work Traiphum, which describes the three worlds according to the Buddhist-Bhraman beliefs of the universe, reincarnation, and the rule of karma.

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    Dvaravati tourism

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

    » Until Sept 16, the "Soul Of Dvaravati Inspired By Suphan Buri" fair is being held at Wat Khao Phra Si Sanphetchayaram in U Thong district, Suphan Buri province.

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    A tale of two canals

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/09/2017

    » Though the old way of life and nature in the heart of Bangkok is a rare sight, not far from BTS Phra Khanong is a small pier where one can board passenger boats or hire long-tailed boats to travel to several religious and cultural attractions along two canals -- Klong Phra Khanong and Klong Prawet Burirom.

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    A Lanna masterpiece

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/08/2017

    » Amid many concrete temples in the northern province of Chiang Mai, very few maintain the original design and concept of a traditional northern temple. Among the rare ones is Wat Intharawat, better known as Wat Ton Kwen, in Hang Dong district, which truly represents Lanna architecture.

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    Visiting nine temples

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Many Thai Buddhists believe that visiting nine temples in a single day will bring them blessings because nine is an auspicious number. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Lop Buri Office, which also oversees tourism marketing in Chai Nat, is promoting a pilgrimage that stops at nine temples: Wat Khao Phlong, Wat Thammamun Worawihan, Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao, Wat Pathumtharam (Nong Bua), Wat Borommathat Worawihan, Wat Song Savoey, the 800-year-old Wat Mahathat, the deserted Wat Karuna and Wat Phra Kaeo.

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    Preparing for the final farewell

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/08/2017

    » As the royal funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej is less than three months away, craftsmen and officials responsible for building and decorating the royal crematorium rarely have a rest day. Hard at work, their skillful hands and trained eyes focus on the minute details of the decorative art pieces for the final farewell.

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    Journey into antiquity

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Not many people know that Phaya Mangrai, a great warrior king, had founded a few other cities before establishing Nopburi Sri Nakhon Ping (the present-day Chiang Mai) as the centre of the Lanna Empire. Evidence is clear in the cases of the Chiang Saen and Wiang Kum Kam ancient cities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai respectively. Traces of another ancient city, Fang, have been found in the forms of city walls, pottery and an inscription. The new discovery holds historical significance and is hoped to attract cultural tourists.

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    Merit Making

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/05/2017

    » Next Wednesday, Visakha Bucha Day, Wat Yai Chaimongkhon in Ayutthaya province will host the annual religious ceremony for Buddhists to make merit, present and wrap huge saffron robes around Phra Chedi Chaimongkhon, the temple's principal pagoda. There will be alms giving and a robe procession to the pagoda in the morning.

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    In a world of ice

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/04/2017

    » As the temperature is rising in the Land of Smiles, it is a good idea for vacationers to flee the hot weather to cool places. Today, anyone can experience a chilly winter in Pattaya -- in an ice dome where the mercury drops to -10C. What is unique about the Frost Magical Ice of Siam is the presentation of ice sculptures inside the dome and white sand sculptures outdoors under a fairy-tale theme.

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