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Elephant Village A unique experience for visitors

In Thailand, the elephant is more than just a beast of burden. Known for their loyalty and pleasant nature, they are a national symbol. Thais practically revere them for their war-time service to the country’s monarchs in the past. 475 more words

Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

AFP

© AFP/File | Defence spending typically surges under coup-installed regimes in Thailand, which has seen more than a dozen putsches in the past 80 years… 333 more words

Removal of Thai revolution plaque raises questions about the future of Thailand's democracy

Reuters

Mon Apr 17, 2017 | 4:24am EDT

A new plaque is seen in place of a previous plaque, which had gone missing, at the Royal plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, April 15, 2017. 718 more words

Thais soak in new year with nationwide water fight

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BANGKOK: Hoards of revellers armed with plastic water guns poured onto Thai streets on Friday (Apr 14) for a second day of watery warfare to ring in the kingdom’s traditional new year. 289 more words

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Thais shell-shocked as coin-swallowing turtle dies

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

BANGKOK (AFP) – A sea turtle nicknamed “Piggy Bank” has died after complications from surgery to remove nearly 1,000 coins she swallowed during captivity, Thai vets said on Tuesday (March 21). 195 more words

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The Power Struggle Behind Thailand's Battle With The Buddhist Monks

By REUTERS

FEB. 26, 2017, 11:39 A.M. E.S.T.

BANGKOK — A stand-off between security forces and monks at Thailand’s biggest temple has exposed a struggle as much about power as religion in the predominantly Buddhist country, where the junta has shut down dissent since a 2014 coup. 842 more words