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East marks Visakha Bucha Day

Eastern residents commemorated the birth, death and enlightenment of Lord Buddha on Thailand’s holiest of holidays, Visakha Bucha Day. Religious ceremonies began early and went...

Khon, Thai massage tipped to be held as intangible cultural heritages

BANGKOK,(NNT) – The cabinet approved the proposal to UNESCO for Khon and Thai massage to be held as intangible cultural heritages. Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat...

Plan to push for Thai traditional massage to be included in...

Thailand will try to push for traditional Thai massage to be included in Unesco’s list of world’s cultural heritage, said Dr Boonruang Trairuangworawat, director-general...

Thai committee on UNESCO holds meeting

BANGKOK – The National Committee on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a meeting at the Office of Vocational Education...

Former UNESCO director says Thailand must move quickly to match ASEAN...

On the evening of June 5, Pattaya Mail sat down with the former director of UNSECO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Sheldon...

Preparation for Bangkok World Book Capital now underway

BANGKOK, 17 April 2013 The preparation for Bangkok World Book Capital 2013, to be held from April 21-23, 2013, is now underway; with...

Pattaya studies strategies to become U.N. ‘city of film’

Pattaya officials continued their push to transform Pattaya into a “city of film,” holding another meeting to plan steps needed to win the...

UNESCO praises Thai government’s tablet policy

BANGKOK, 11 September 2012 - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has praised the Thai government for its one-tablet per...

Rotary International’s “mini United Nations” brings Service above Self to Thailand

Tata Young performs the National Anthem of Thailand at the opening plenary session during the RI Convention, May 6, in Bangkok.  Thailand hosted...

Fine Arts Department confirms Ayutthaya under great care

BANGKOK, 5 May 2012  – The Fine Arts Department is preparing to protest the Global Heritage Fund of UNESCO for listing the Ayutthaya...

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