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Romcom Fever Triples Ayutthaya Tourism: Officials

AYUTTHAYA — Thais have been dressing up in traditional garb and taking road trips to Wat Chaiwatthanaram for photo ops, and a recent historical romcom that’s taken the nation by storm is taking the credit.
Lichtsasi Mongkolpornsap, 20, and Jessadaporn Buapetch, 20. Photo: Lichtsasi Mongkolpornsap / Facebook

Thainet Mourns ‘Superstitious Death’ of ‘Ill-Fated Lovers’

BANGKOK — The tragic end to a couple’s romance on Thursday threw the Thai internet into a frenzy.

Thailand Celebrates Makha Bucha Day (Photos)

BANGKOK — The beginning of March comes with one of the most important Buddhist holidays of the year.
Revellers celebrate the last day of Songkran last year in Silom.

Songkran Extended to 5 Days This Year

BANGKOK — The cabinet of ministers announced Tuesday that the Songkran holiday will be two days longer this year.

Border-Straddling Lisu Gather to Celebrate – And Fret Over Future

Naively, I arrived on time to day one of a three-day meeting about a hill tribe’s cultural development only to find a deserted hall.
Kwanrapi Boonchaisuk won the 'Miss Elephant Daughter' pageant Sunday in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Shameless: Plus-Sized Pageant Winner Proud of Her Body

KORAT — While Thailand’s enthusiasm runs deep for its many beauty contests, a pageant held Sunday in Nakhon Ratchasima dispensed with the waifs to get real.

Aunties All the Rage as Mansion Becomes Landmark (Photos)

BANGKOK — If the Saengyotrakarns thought they would finally be left in peace after they assaulted a car parked illegally in front of their home last week, they were sorely wrong.

Bangkok Quickies: Must-See March Movies

BANGKOK — While the fearsome return of Lara Croft in the “Tomb Raider” reboot and robot smash of “Pacific Rim Uprising” will own the March box office, an array of alternative films will screen throughout the capital.

Muse Pass: Enter 63 Museums Nationwide for 299 Baht

BANGKOK — Museums about snakes, rubber and Chinese sarongs have been added to an all-access pass to 63 museums on sale now for 299 baht.

Thailand Purrs as ‘Black Panther’ Explodes Box Office

BANGKOK — Film-goers are fangirling and fanboying over a new dashing royal figure – King T’Challa of Wakanda – after giving “Black Panther” a 100 million baht opening.

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