Story by SaisuneeSinghathat Valentine’s Day is originally to remind us of the true love for fellow humans as seen in the life of Saint Valentine, who was sentenced to death on February 14, 270 A.D., about 1,700 years ago during the days of the Roman Empire. The story started sometime in the 3rd Century. There was a kind-hearted priest Valentine (Valentinus in Latin) who dedicated his life to others. It was said that every morning he would bring food and other necessities to the front door of the poor without letting them know. At that time, Christianity was not widely accepted and whoever ...
Valentine's Day
During the past Songkran Festival there were many people visiting the sacred royal temples like Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok. However, there are still a number of important royal temples scattering around the heart of Bangkok which most people may have ignored; two of which are in a walking distance from the mentioned temples. The first royal temple is Wat Ratchapradit, constructed by King Rama IV. The temple houses four Buddha images: Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, Phra Phuttha Chinnasi, Phra Si Satsada, and Phra Nirantarai. The ordination hall of the temple is open to visitors only on spe...
The Royal Temples
Story by Saisunee Singhathat Before Thai people took the first day of January as their official New Year’s Day following the western tradition, there have been many shifts in Thailand New Year’s Day, and there is a reason for each change. As the New Year is approaching once again, I would like to take this chance to recall the history of Thai New Year. From the earliest traceable history, the Thais took the first day of the waning moon of December as the New Year’s Day, since the month was considered by that time the first month of the year. It has been presumed that the reason for this is...
Thai New Year History
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Organised to mark the begining of Buddhist Lent ( Khao Phansa) in July, the event is considered Ubon’s biggest religious function. As the seasonal monsoon rains descend over the kingdom, it marks the beginning of the Buddhist “rain retreat” and the Buddhist Lent, or “Phansa“, during which all Buddhist monks retreat to the temples.Asarnha Puja Day or the Dhamma Day happens one day just before the Buddhist Lent day (Khao Phansa). This year’s Candle Festival is held in Thung Si Muang Park and National Museum, Ubon Ratchathani province from 1 July 2010 to 31 July 2010. The highlight of the festiva...
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2010
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Ban Wang Nam Mok
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Ban Wang Nam Mok

Ban Wang Nam Mok is a beautiful rural village in north east Thailand, about 20km east of Vientiane. Thai people here are friendly and hospitable with ...

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Asiatique The Riverfront - Fabulous Shopping Destination by Chao Phraya River
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Asiatique The Riverfront - Fabulous Shopping Destination by Chao Phraya River

After the termination of Suan Lum Night Bazaar years ago, Bangkokians have been short of a place to shop at night. But for now, let’s celebrate for th...

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The Royal Temples
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The Royal Temples

During the past Songkran Festival there were many people visiting the sacred royal temples like Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok. However, there a...

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Poi Sang Long Ceremony
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Poi Sang Long Ceremony

Story by Saisunee Singhathat The Poi Sang Long ceremony in Mae Hong Son is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony, but it is unlike any other ceremon...

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