As a producer of dhamma TV programmes, Somnuek Khemacheeva has visited holy Buddhist sites in India several times as part of her work. As a devout Buddhist practitioner, however, she found the so-called “pilgrimages” that millions of Buddhist Thais make each year to India are quite spiritually superficial.
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Even as tourist arrivals plummet in Thailand, international travel numbers rose 4.6% in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the rest of Asia, and in the Americas and parts of Europe, the World Tourism Organisation said Wednesday.
Standing tall and graceful in the compound of a Thai-Chinese school near Hua Lamphong railway station is a villa built in a mixture of European styles. Its exterior features identify it as a fine period building, although the architectural style is not easily categorised. It is only when one ventures indoors, however, that the true glory of Phraya Sri Thammathirat's former residence is revealed.
From Nov 1-Dec 13, the "2014 Blossoming Bua Tong Flowers on Doi Mae U- Khor" festival will take place in and around fields of dok bua tong, or marigold flowers, on Doi Mae U-Khor in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son province.
Six countries—Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Vietnam, Iran and the UAE—have lifted their travel advisories for citizens planning to visit Thailand, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT) acting director-general Second Lieutenant Arnupap Gaesornsuwan.
It has become increasingly convenient for families with small children to venture outside the country, thanks to the ease of transportation and children's products today, like foldable strollers and portable car seats. Thai parents' favourite countries are short-haul destinations such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, but over the recent years, South Korea is fast joining the rank.
I’d long heard stories about Bukit Kiara, the major playground for mountain bikers in Malaysia’s capital, but until a recent two-day visit to Kuala Lumpur had never actually seen it with my own two eyes.
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Served on a blue plate made of natural clay, the solar-confit sea bass, garnished with crispy skin and served on a bed of grounded fermented kimchi, preserved lemon and sesame mayonnaise, looks tempting. The taste reminds you of the sea. The tender but firm fish gives a fresh and faint salty aroma spiced with a mild sweet and citrus flavour. You might wonder where this fish comes from. Does it swim across the seven seas before being caught in a fisherman's net?