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King Bhumibol’s Funeral Posted by on Oct 30, 2017

Thailand officially bid farewell to its beloved King Bhumibol on Sunday. On the final day of an elaborate 5-day funeral ceremony, his ashes and bones were brought to their final resting place. A year of mourning in Thailand now comes to an end and ushers in the era of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Here’s a closer look…

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Thai Holidays 2017 Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

There are many holidays throughout the year in Thailand, many of them Buddhist in nature. The country also celebrates its own traditional New Year in addition to January 1st. Thai people celebrate the birthday of their beloved late King Bhumibol and his wife Queen Sirikit as their respective Father’s and Mother’s Days. Get ready for the…

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The King’s Birthday in Thailand Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Today marks a somber occasion in Thailand, as people continue to grieve over the loss of their beloved King on what would have been his 89th birthday. The official period of mourning will last an entire year – a sign of just how loved King Bhumibol was by his people. Let’s learn a bit about how…

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Remembering King Bhumibol Posted by on Nov 3, 2016

The beloved King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช), recently passed away at age 88. Also known as Rama IX for being the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, he was highly revered by the Thai people. He was the world’s longest-serving head of state and longest-reigning Thai monarch, having served just over 70 years. The official…

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An Intro to Thai Language and Culture Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Thailand is a beautiful country that has been drawing tourists by the millions for decades. Whether it’s the sandy beaches of the many islands, the jungles of the north, the ancient ruins of former capitals, or the excitement of Bangkok, Thailand has something to offer every type of traveler. If you’re planning a trip to…

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The Royal Ploughing Ceremony Posted by on May 9, 2016

Today is a national holiday in Thailand – the Royal Ploughing Ceremony. The official name for the ceremony is quite long: พระราชพิธีจรดพระนังคัลแรกนาขวัญ prá râat-chá-pí-tee jà-ròt-prá-nang-kan râek naa kwăn It literally means “the royal ploughing ceremony marking the auspicious beginning of the rice growing season.” Since that’s such a mouth-full, most people just refer to it…

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