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February 13, 2017

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia     The Kuy are an indigenous ethnic group of Southeast Asia, their native lands roughly straddle the boarders of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, their numbers in the latter (2006) were put at 400,000, the majority, live in the Isan provinces of Surin, Buriram, Srisaket and Ubon Ratchathani. 50,000 Kuy[…]

February 12, 2017

Kings Cup Elephant Polo & the Last Elephant Spirit Men

  An annual celebration of the Kingdoms national symbol and the last surviving Elephant Spirit Men     When: 9 – 12th March 2017 Where: Anantara Hotel Bangkok While so many people have jumped on the bandwagon and criticized Thailand and its, some would say barbaric treatment, of some of its captive elephants,[…]

February 7, 2017

Mini Light & Sound Show Phimai Historical Park

An event where visitors are whisked back in history to see how life was like in an ancient lost Kingdom Mini Light and Sound Show Phimai Historical Park     When: 25th February 2017 Where:  Phimai historical park (Thai: ปราสาทหินพิมาย) Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Thai: นครราชสีมา), often called Korat On a few nights of each year, in[…]

January 21, 2017

Chimes and Flowers on the Stair Way to Heaven

Phra Phutthabat Homage Paying Fair (งาน นมัสการ รอย พระพุทธบาท)     When: Between 28th Jan – 28th March 2017 Where: Khao Kitchakut National Park Chanthaburi Province. Eastern Thailand.   This ancient annual Fair, normally starts sometime during the period ‘from the Chinese New Year and Makha Bucha Day, (approx. January to March), normally[…]

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