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  • 29 Dec0
    December – the month of Joy for Thais

    December – the month of Joy for Thais

    Post by Withaya

    According to the Lunar Calendar used in many countries in Asia, including Thailand, December is the first month of the year. It is the month of a great beginning and various great events. In Thailand, December is a meaningful month for Thais nationwide. It is the birth month of the beloved King Bhumipol who turns 88 years in 2015.

     
  • 22 Dec0
    Bangkok Flea Markets

    Bangkok Flea Markets

    Post by Withaya

    I believe that one of the favorite activities of many people is going for shopping. For those who are looking for something other than modern air-conditioned shopping malls, flea market or ‘Talaad Nad’ in Thai is a great option. I love Talaad Nad for its variety of goods and as we know…bargaining is fun!

     
  • 18 Nov0
    The Heritage Textiles of the AEC

    The Heritage Textiles of the AEC

    Post by Withaya

    I recently visited the Support Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand (SACICT) in Bang Sai, Ayuthaya for the Arts & Crafts Exhibition. About 1 hour drive from Bangkok, the center was built in 2003 to promote and support Thai folk arts and crafts. It is also one of HM Queen Sirikit projects.

     
  • 9 Sep0
    A Walk in Old Bangkok II – the Golden Mount and the Monk Alms Bowl Village

    A Walk in Old Bangkok II – the Golden Mount and the Monk Alms Bowl Village

    Post by Withaya

    Baan Bart is an old community in Bangkok hidden in a small alley outside city moat. The residents here have been known to be very good at making alms bowls used by Buddhist monks since the beginning of the founding of Bangkok in 1782. They still keep their craft by using the same method practised more than two hundreds ago.

     
  • 20 Aug0
    A Walk in Old Bangkok

    A Walk in Old Bangkok

    Post by Withaya

    For those who live in Bangkok city, you may get acquainted with Bangkok as a big city with skyscrapers and modern shopping centers and traffic jams. That’s the picture of Bangkok in the 21th century. However, there are some places in this big city that you can get the glimpse of the old Bangkok with, of course, delicious foods.

     
  • 3 Aug0
    Cultural Variety along the River

    Cultural Variety along the River

    Post by Withaya

    During the late 18th century, Bangkok maybe just a small town on the Chao Phraya riverbank during the Ayuthaya Kingdom but it was a thriving town. Thanks to its location, it was a busy trade center where local and foreign merchants traded their goods. Fast forward to 2015, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Asia with a population of more than 10 million people. Among modern buildings and big shopping malls, there are still many hidden areas where you can get a glimpse of Bangkok in the old days.

     
  • 10 Jul0
    Tai Lue Textile  – the ethnic heritage of Tai Lue

    Tai Lue Textile – the ethnic heritage of Tai Lue

    Post by Withaya

    My friend once told me about a fabulous Thai Lue textile museum in Chiang Khong district, Chiang Rai. Since it is not easy to find information about this lesser known ethnic group, I included this place on my itinerary when I visited Chiang Rai.