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Festivities resume as the 30 days of Thailand’s official mourning period finishes.

The Royal Thai Government has announced that the first 30 days of the Thailand’s official mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej have passed, and restrictions on festive celebrations and entertainment venues have been lifted and television and radio broadcasts have returned to normal programming. Read More

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At your starters ladies – Thailand Grand Sale has started…

Back for it’s 18th successful year, the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale has returned in 2016 and this time it is bigger and better than ever. The Sale was launched in style with an Amazing race-style shopping challenge, in which 14 teams of bloggers from across Asia and Australia raced around Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong district competing for a 100,000 Baht prize.

Travel blogger – THATraveller – Holly O’Sullivan was joined by travel writer and videographer Amy Bingham, of Itchy Feet Digital to represent Australia. Here’s Holly’s account of the race… Read More

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Songkran: why water is at the heart of Thai culture

Thailand developed as a nation along the banks of its mighty rivers. For centuries, the kingdom’s waterways have provided Thai people with their staple foods of rice and fish, fuelled by the abundant monsoon rains that have made the land fertile. It’s little wonder then, that so many local ceremonies and traditions are water-based. Read More

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Celebrate Loi Krathong all over Thailand!

Loi Krathong, one of the most vibrant and stunning festivals in Thailand is just around the corner. Here’s a guide to where to celebrate Loi Krathing all over Thailand and even in Sydney, Australia.

On the 25th November, people all over Thailand will float their Krathong (small floating vessels made from banana leafs) down a river or pond to pay respect to the Lord Buddha and seek forgiveness from the goddess of water for any misdeeds against her.

And last Saturday, Sydneysiders joined in the celebrations as the Parramatta River foreshore came to life with light, colour and energy. Read More

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Muay Thai boxing: the art of eight limbs

Travel writer Julie Miller visits the ancient city of Ayutthaya to witness the 11th World Wai Kru ceremony celebrating ‘the art of eight limbs’.

Let me say this up-front – I’m not a fan of combat sports. The sight of grown men beating each other to a pulp just doesn’t do it for me, regardless of the skill, precision and strength involved. Read More