Essays on Thailand

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Booksmango, Jan 1, 2014 - Social Science - 187 pages
The most-informative stories ever written by the Thai author in English Since its inception in 1994, this book has proven to be very popular among Thai and foreign readers as a reliable source of information, in both Thai and English, about Thailand. People of various occupations have asked to use it as a reference or to reprint some of its essays. Initially, the book contained only 40 essays, but I kept adding to that number in each reprint. So, becoming constantly bigger, it became difficult for me to arrange the contents under appropriate headings. This, however, does not make the book less valuable. That is the reason why it has survived for more than a decade. In this edition, I have revised the whole book in order to keep the information up to date and relevant to the current needs of the readers at large. At the same time, I have added two more essays, which are equally useful to readers. I would like to express my deep thanks, especially for this edition, to several websites for the use of their beautiful pictures. I have to apologize for failing to seek their individual permission. I own the pictures but they are not as beautiful as theirs.
 

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Contents

Magha Puja Day
87
Bangkok
89
The Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival
91
The Poy Sang Long Festival
93
Thailands Heroines
95
LongNecked Karen Hill Tribe Padaung
100
The Moon Festival
102
KiteFlying Festival
104

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony
18
The Elephant Roundup Festival
20
Kings Birthday
22
The Emerald Buddha
25
The Former Capital of Ayutthaya
27
King Ramkhamhaeng the Great Day
29
King Naresuan the Great
31
King Chulalongkorn the Great
34
Buddhism in Thailand
36
Suphan Buri Province
38
Thailands wellknown tourist attractions
40
The Death Railway Bridge
43
Role of computers
45
Life of a Temple Boy
47
Life of Thai Farmers
50
Life in a City
52
Thai Boxing
54
Hill Tribes in Thailand
56
Our Neighboring Countries
58
Thai Food
60
Forest Preservation
62
New Years Day
64
Chakri Day
66
Visakha Puja Day
69
Temple Fairs
71
Constitution Day
73
Kathin Ceremony
75
Tropical Thai Fruits
77
A Brief History of Thailand
79
Thai Silk
81
Buddhist Ordination
83
Thai Marriage
85
Longboat Racing
106
Chinese Vegetarian Festival
107
Yee Peng Festival
109
Sart Day
111
Mahidol Day
114
Coronation Day
120
IlluminatedBoat Procession
122
HoneyOffering Ceremony
124
National Childrens Day
126
Teachers Day
128
The Queens Birthday
130
King Naresuan the Great Day
133
King Taksin the Great Day
140
The Rice Offering Ceremony
144
Nang Kwak A Lady Who Beckons
147
Spirit House Phra Phum Chaothi
149
Dr Dan Beach Bradley
152
Bang Fai Phaya Nark Festival The Naga Fireballs
155
Thai Traditional Massage
157
Phraya Pichai A Broken Sword Hero
159
The National Youth Day
161
Sunthon Phu Day
163
National Scout Day
166
The Tsunami Disaster
169
Mae Nark Phra Khanong
171
National Inventors Day
176
The Sugar Palm Tree Ton Taan
178
Likay Thai Folk Opera
180
Three Pagodas Pass Phra Chedi Saam Ong
184
Bibliography
186
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About the author (2014)

Born in Suphan Buri province in 1959 to a family of farmers, Mr. Thanapol Chadchaidee, more commonly known under his pen name of Lamduan Chadchaidee, grew up and received a secondary education in Bangkok, then pursued his higher education in India. He has been developing his writing skills since his student days when he wrote many essays that won several awards from an English newspaper, The Student Weekly. He is proud of his ancestors and never feels shy about telling anybody that he is the son of poor farmers.

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