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The Martyrs of Songkhon in Mukdahan is also called the Seven Blessed Martyrs of Songkhon after the seven Thai Roman Catholics Thai who sacrificed their lives for Christianity during the Franco-Thai during the World War during World War II. Later, on 22 October 1989, the seven devotees were beatified by Pope Jean Paul II in […]

In the time that we are beginning to be really concerned about global warming, this temple sends out a strong and clear message. We are trashing way too much and we are using way too much. Instead of employing, like all other temples before, the usual glittering materials in its construction, this temple is built […]

Local wisdom and collective efforts had created a quaint landmark unique to this sub-district of Maha Sarakham. Nong Kae Dam is the name of the local lake that was once a small creek. Later, rain after one rain storm after another, this creek expanded into a large lake and the locals, seeking for a good […]

Art, culture, and festivals unique to Roi Et create a seamless scene for those into the richness of local life. Roi Et – a small town in the Isan region of Thailand – features many colorful scenes for those looking into the beauty of a simple and natural lifestyle. Every October when the rivers are […]

It used to be that to prove your true love, you would need to conquest the top of ‘Phu Kradueng’ in Loei. This gorgeous peak requires an over 9- kilometer upward and strenuous trek and if you and your loved one can make it, chances are your love will make it too. Proving your true […]

This wooden, century-old Thai-style Catholic church is a good testament of multireligious cohabitation in Thailand. From the outside, this church looks just like a traditional Thai teak-wood house. In fact, it is said to employ over 300 trees and 80,000 pieces of wood to support its roof. Inside of the church, however, Catholic elements; such […]

There is a belief that if you pay homage to each and every one of the seven Phrathat temples of Nakhon Phanom, you will forever be an honourable acolyte. Phrathat Phanom for those born on Sunday. The sacred white-and-gold Phrathat at Wat Phrathat Phanom Worawihan is Nakhon Phanom’s religious staple. People come here for a […]

Surin has already been known as the silk superstar of Thailand. But at the small village of Ban Tha Sawang, their intricate and very exquisite Chansoma golden brocade silk has earned the province another level of reputation. Chansoma is considered very complex silk woven with utmost precision. Using only the finest and most delicate silk […]

The trails of the world’s great geological wonders found their home in the Northeastern province of Kalasin in Thailand when the accidental finding of dinosaur fossils led into full-blown international excavation efforts that later expanded into a complete exhibition of one of the world’s greatest geological wonders. Inside the Sirindhorn Museum, one will find a […]

Sakon Nakhon is another province that has proved to us all that their indigenous wisdom could grow beyond times and borders. Indigo dyeing, ancient local wisdom that uses the indigo plant to create natural blues on cotton, has recently been brought back to life in this part of Thailand. Sakon Nakhon’s uniquely indigo-dyed cotton has […]

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