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  • Tom 10:54 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Ayutthaya World Heritage, , Cultural Heritage Site, , , history, Krung Si Ayutthaya, , , Thailand capital, The Great Kings, , , World Cultural Heritage Site,   

    Grand celebration for Ayutthaya as World Heritage 

    Ayutthaya World Heritage site

    Ayutthaya World Heritage site: fotopedia.com

    The Ayutthaya World Heritage and Red Cross Fair 2009 will be held from 11-20 December 2009 at the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park to celebrate its prestigious title as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

    Highlights of the event are agricultural exhibitions, a food fair, a Thai-style country song singing contest, floating market activities, cultural performances and a beauty pageant. Booths selling locally-made OTOP products and well known goods from 16 districts can be enjoyed as well as.

    Ayutthaya was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. (More …)

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  • Tom 9:13 pm on September 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: 2nd World War, Allies, , , history, honorable, , , King Ananda Mahidol, , military, Movement, , , peace, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, , , , Seri Thai, , , , , , troops, , , ,   

    Thai Day of Peace, the Day against Wars 

    Seri Thai / Photo: sarakadee.com

    Seri Thai / Photo: sarakadee.com

    Thai Day of Peace is the day to commemorate the bravery of the Free Thai Movement Network or “Seri Thai” led by Thai political activist and intellect Pridi Banomyong during the 2nd World War.

    Earlier, Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, then Prime Minister had signed an agreement with Japan and the Axis to make a war declaration against the US, the Great Britain, and the Allies on 25 January 1942. The Thai Government was obligated by the agreement to allow Japanese troops to march through the country and used military bases in Thailand to strike the Allies’ possessions in the region. Disagreeing with the Thai Government’s decisions, Mr Pridi built up the anti-Japanese underground Free Thai Movement Network in Thailand to establish contact with the Allies. The network secretly opposed the Thai Government under the leadership of Field Marshal Plaek and Japan’s movements in Thailand. (More …)

     
  • Tom 11:27 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , Buddhist religion, , Chiang Dao Cave, , , , , , , history, Isan, , , , , Phra Kaeow Morokot, , religion, , , , , Tha Chang, , , , , , wat, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Kaeow, Wat Phra Srisatdaram   

    THAILAND, LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD. 

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    Thailand is a Buddhist country, a nation that reveres and upholds the Dhamma — the collected teachings of Buddhism. These are considered to be precious, like gold. Like the metal, this set of beliefs is regarded as an eternal symbol of brightness and prosperity. Thais think of their country as a land illuminated by the Buddhist religion.

    Buddhism first came to mainland Southeast Asia around the eighth century, and has thus been a part of the culture for well over a thousand years — evidence of how deeply Thais have come to embrace their religion. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:56 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: ancient temples, Ban Chiang, , , , Dong Phayayen, , historic towns, history, , , , , , Lamphun, , , , natural attractions, , Rose of the North, shophouses, , Thungyai, , , , , , , ,   

    Lamphun pursues tourism potential 

    Lamphun

    Like many other northern provinces with the history, heritage, culture and natural attractions to qualify as good tourism destinations, Lamphun considers itself neglected and undervalued.

    Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is perhaps the only landmark that is already well-known to tourists in Lamphun, which traces its history back 1,343 years. (More …)

     
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