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A Fruit For All Seasons

A Fruit For All Seasons

Story by Ron Emmons / CPA Media (11 March, 2022)

From durians to jackfruits, from mangoes to mangosteens, from lychees to longans, the bounty of Thailand’s orchards seems to know no limits. So let’s take a look at a few of the tastiest seasonal fruits.

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Thai Teak

Thai Teak

Story by Ron Emmons / CPA Media (18 December, 2021)

Teak, a hardwood synonymous with the Tropics, and native to North Thailand, has a colourful history. Here our correspondent, Ron Emmons unearths some fascinating stories.

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Buddhas with Attitude

Buddhas with Attitude

Story by Ron Emmons / CPA Media (15 October, 2021)

Buddhas with attitude? Surely that’s a contradiction in terms. Though we often hear of politicians with attitude, singers with attitude or athletes with attitude, the notion of a Buddha (or Buddhist) with attitude just doesn’t fit.

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The Rhythms of Rice

The Rhythms of Rice

Story by Ron Emmons / CPA Media (11 August, 2021)

Throughout Southeast Asia, rice is the staple food; and yet it is more than just food – it has shaped the history, culture and economy of the entire region, and the area now known as Thailand is thought to be where it was first planted.

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Hidden Islands, Secret Beaches Safari

Hidden Islands, Secret Beaches Safari

Story by Joe Cummings / CPA Media (14 January, 2022)

Renowned travel writer Joe Cummings really does nurture his inner Robinson Crusoe. Take a trip with him to Thailand’s little known Ko Kam Archipelago.

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Soi Phat Sai: Caffeine & Opium

Soi Phat Sai: Caffeine & Opium

Story by Joe Cummings / CPA Media (9 February, 2022)

Take a stroll down Soi Phat Sai in Bangkok’s Chinatown, once the site of the world’s largest opium den, now home to an array of Chaozhou-style coffeeshops and eateries.

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Regal Rowing

Regal Rowing

Story by Joe Cummings / CPA Media (23 March, 2022)

A brief history of Thailand’s magnificent Royal Barges. From the 17th century delegation sent by King Louis XIV to the complete revival of the fleet in the 20th century under King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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The Splendours Of Phimai

The Splendours Of Phimai

A Classical Khmer Gem of Northeast Thailand

Perhaps the best-preserved, and certainly the most famous Khmer temple complex in Thailand may be found at the small town of Phimai, fifty-nine kilometres north-east of Khorat, on a turning off National Highway 2 to Khon Kaen. In classical times the site was directly linked by road to Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire. Indeed, there are clear indications that Phimai was the main religious and administrative centre to the north-west.

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