Cover Story : Vol.36 No.9 / 5 Sep. 2019
As a major event to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the Thai government has been planning a Royal Barge Procession to be held on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on October 24 this year. This will provide a rare opportunity for Bangkokians and visitors from the provinces and foreign countries to view this splendid waterborne pageantry.
Cover Story : Vol.36 No.8 / 5 August 2019
Thailand’s khon performance, which depicts the glory of Rama the hero and incarnation of the god Vishnu, was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 29th November 2018, where it is described as “a performing art that combines musical, vocal, literary, dance, ritual and handicraft elements.” (Source: Thailand’s Ministry of Culture)
Cover Story : Vol.36 No.7 / 5 July 2019
Ayutthaya is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in Thailand. At the height of its prosperity in the 16th century, it was considered one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the region. Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya was the first capital of the Thai kingdom after Sukhothai. In 1767, the city was attacked and burnt down by the invading Burmese army forcing the people to abandon the city, effectively bringing the long era of Ayutthaya to a close.
Cover Story : Vol.36 No.6 / 5 June 2019
By Thawat Wattana
Many people enjoy limestone landforms because these natural phenomena are marvelous and fantastic in shape and contain many wonders inside – mystical caves, beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and even underground streams.
Cover Story : Vol.36 No.5 / 5 May 2019
By Saranya Suksawat
May 2019 is the month that all Thai people are eagerly looking forward to, as the most important event of this year, the Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, will be held from May 4 - 6.
Cover Story : Vol.36 No.4 / 5 April 2019
By Saranya Suksawat
The Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year's Day and is celebrated from April 13 to 15.The Thai people throughout the country from the old to the young and from the royalty to the ordinary people celebrate this festival. Being the world-renowned water festival, it attracts tourists from all over the world to visit the country during this period. Apart from water splashing, Thai people also celebrate with many other joyous activities. It is indeed the country's merriest festival.