I am happy for the people of Bung Kan community for their declaration as a new province. The local people have been anxious about this declaration since 2535. However, back then, the only reason that would qualify Bung Kan for into considered as a province was the fact that it is 238 km from Nong Khai. Thus, they were under populated and their economic status was not good. After this provisional proclamation, I must express my condolences to Nong Khai province due to their losing almost 70% of their natural attractions. Nong Khai is named “a crawling dragon” of northeastern area as the sh...
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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
Preparations for Chinese New Year start a month before the festival when people begin seeking special presents for their family members, relatives and friends. They will buy something to decorate the house and clean the whole house because it was thought to ward off evil spirits. Also, the doors and window frames of the house are painted red, which is believed to be a lucky color. Then, the entire house will be decorated with red paper with mottos in Chinese that say such things as good luck, peace and prosperity and so on. Chinese like to wear red clothes for New Year because it is believe...
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
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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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