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Banana Stalk Carving

Thaeng Yuakor banana stalk carving is an ancient Thai wisdom that has been forgotten by many. In the old days, this kind of art was decorated in funeral as well as auspicious ceremonies like wedding, ordination andhouse warming. At present, it is more widely used to adorn the funeral pyre, especially for the funeral of venerated monks and respected persons.

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Manorah Bead Craft

Initiated from the beaded costumes of Manorah, the signature traditional dance in Southern Thailand, Ban Khao’s Manorah bead craft has become a uniquely beautiful and popular home décor under the brand “NATIPONG,” originating from Ranot District, Songkhla Province.

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Saphan Khoi Roi Pee at Tak Bai

            Let us take a stroll along a bridge in Tak Bai District, Narathiwat Province. Just its name alone is already interesting, as it is called “Saphan Khoi Roi Pee,” which is literally translated as the “Bridge of a Century-long Wait.”

 
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New tourist attraction in Satun reflects multi-culturalism through street art

            There is a new tourist attraction in Satun, which is an innovative learning centre along a historical road in the province. The road reflects multiculturalism through the form of street art by a group of artists, and has now become a provincial landmark.

 
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“Nuad Thai” or Thai massage has been added to UNESCO’s ‘intangible cultural heritage’ list

On 12 December 2019, “Nuad Thai” or Thai massage has been added to UNESCO’s ‘intangible cultural heritage’ list. The UNESCO praised the traditional Thai massage as part of Thai arts, science, and culture. Without using medicine, the massage is an antique remedy that help balance patients’ energy and body structure, and, also, cure diseases.

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The acclaimed “In Situ” exhibition at the Bangkok National Museum can now be viewed through virtual reality via the Google Arts & Culture application

The acclaimed “In Situ” exhibition at the Bangkok National Museum can now be viewed through virtual reality via the Google Arts & Culture application. This was a collaboration between Google Arts & Culture and the Fine Arts Department of Thailand, and was an initiative of Than Phu Ying Sirikitiya Jensen. The objective of the project is to promote the preservation and appreciation of Thai historic sites all over the world.

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The Department of Cultural Promotion under the Ministry of Culture will be holding the Ratchada Cultural Market festival from September 19-21, 2019

The Department of Cultural Promotion under the Ministry of Culture will be holding the Ratchada Cultural Market festival from September 19-21, 2019 near the CyberWorld Bridge (opposite the Department of Cultural Promotion) in Bangkok. The festival will a chance for cultural network groups from Bangkok and other provinces to showcase their works through performances, product sales, and activities. The public will also get a chance to learn more about the Department of Cultural Promotion. The theme of the festival will mimic the atmosphere of classic Thai temple fairs.

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A SUPPORT and OTOP Fair

The Ministry of Interior will be hosting a SUPPORT and OTOP fair from August 10 to 18 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother’s birthday on August 12. The theme of the fair, “Less is more”, will see Thai crafts being presented with a modern touch; keeping to simplicity, but ultimately teeming with elegance and uniqueness.

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Fourty-four young bloggers from 17 countries have been selected to compete in the "Thailand Village Academy" project.

Fourty-four young bloggers from 17 countries have been selected to compete in the "Thailand Village Academy" project. The bloggers will be traveling to 22 communities across Thailand to promote local cultural learning tourism through blogs and videos. The winners of the project will receive prices worth more than 500,000 baht. The Thailand Village Academy project is a joint venture between the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Ministry of Culture, Thai Airways, Thai Smile Airways, Hello Local .travel, and Readme .me.

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