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11 Mar 2013 : Pa-Da Cotton Textile Museum in Chiang Mai maintains the legacy of a woman who loved to create cloth in the traditional way
The looms and spinning wheels are a bit battered and worn, betraying the use they have been put to over the years. But they have clearly been well loved, since th...
13 Dec 2012 : Introducing Bangkok's newest floating market
She's only nine but she's already doing a grown-up's job. Strictly part-time, though, and there's no pay involved because she's a volunteer. When I first saw Intira Kasemsri, standing there on the sightseeing boat wi...
06 Dec 2012 : A Thon Buri temple has more than sacred statues for Buddhists to worship, there is also a cultural exhibition for everyone to explore
The statue of former abbot Phra Phaowanakosol Thera, or Luang Pu Eiam.
A group of culture enthusiasts studied the gable of the prayer ha...
01 Nov 2012 : Museum charts Chinese migration
Mention Phuket and you immediately think of its beaches. But, surely, Phuket has other points of interest even if they don't come to mind as readily. One of them is exploring its history, and for that there's no better place than the Phuket Thai...
10 Aug 2012 : Artist Sakul Intakul attains his long-cherished dream
Famed artist Sakul Intakul has at last fulfilled his long-cherished dream of opening a floral museum, the first of its kind in Thailand.
The Museum of Floral Culture opens this Sunday, Her Majesty the Queen's 80th birt...
17 Jan 2012 : Beautiful valley thrives after doing away with drugs
Strawberry plantations line the slopes in the valley of Angkhang.
Situated in a remote valley a stone's throw from the Thailand-Myanmar border, Angkhang is surprisingly filled with beauty.
In late afternoon...
28 Jun 2011 : A relaxing ride around Koh Samui is just the ticket for a keen and thrifty holidaymaker
'Is it going to be fun?" That was the first question. A 52-kilometre ride around Koh Samui is the task at hand. It's more than 20 years ago since my first visit to the island, and this will be the ...
20 Dec 2010 : Thanks to the fighting spirit of conservationists from all sectors of society, governmental and non-governmental, Highway 1117 did not reach Umphang, its intended destination in the western border province of Tak. In 1987, construction of the proposed Khlong Lan-Umphang link, which cuts through Mae ...
20 Dec 2010 : From a distance they look like broken slabs of concrete, but after examining them more closely you'll probably realise why so many visitors to Krabi will happily desert that province's famous beaches for a while if given an opportunity to visit this site.
For those "slabs" are...
03 Dec 2010 : The old quarter of Takua Pa in Phangnga is a poignant reminder of a glorious chapter in its history
Overlooked by most travellers who pass it off as rather quiet, the old town area of Takua Pa district in Phangnga in fact has much to shout about for it still resonates with a glorious ...