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  • Thailand News

    Thai workers win million baht each after Naga visits dreams

    A group of municipal workers hit the lottery jackpot, each winning 1 million baht after a sacred Naga, a mythological serpent, allegedly visited them in their dreams. This windfall coincided with an auspicious ceremony held today, February 28, at the Nong Yat Municipal Office in Nakhon Phanom Province, where Uthai Kotsa, the Mayor, and Chawanin Buntengsaksiri, the Municipal Clerk, led…

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    Naga’s eyes open wide: Cave ceremony stuns Thailand devotees

    A ceremony to reveal the eyes of the Naga statues in the Ruesi Sombat Cave in the Phetchabun province caused astonishment among devotees. The event, led by the head monk of the Sombat Cave, Phra Ajarn Sakol Kosolo, and witnessed by over 300 participants, involved rituals to honour deities and sacred entities. The cave, with historical significance dating back to…

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    Mysterious Naga tracks discovered at Lampang temple during Kathina festival

    An unusual trail of Naga tracks was discovered near a pond at the back of the Wat San Pa Teung Wana Ram temple in Phra Bat, Mueang, Lampang yesterday during the Kathina (a Buddhist festival) celebrations. Villagers and a famous financial company jointly donated Kathina robes at the temple. The unexpected sight of these mysterious marks, believed by locals to…

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    Fireballs face-off: Biologist Jesada dares to unravel Naga mystery

    Renowned biologist Jesada Denduangboripant from the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, has been challenged by Boonma Punduang, the mayor of Bueng Kan, to prove the phenomenon of Naga Fireballs. In response to the challenge, Jesada has proposed an alternative method of scientific examination, dismissing the need for a 1 million baht wager. Jesada Denduangboripant, a respected figure…

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    Naga worship ceremony draws crowds in Kamphaeng Phet

    The well-known Wang Nakarin Kamphaeng Phet, owned by 41 year old Kritsana Phong Naak Chan, hosted a grand Naga worship ceremony at the end of Buddhist Lent. The event attracted a large crowd of devotees and included a special lottery number prediction ritual today. Located at house number 26/3, Moo 2, Khlong Mae Lai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Kamphaeng Phet Province,…

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    Thai PM to kickstart Naga Fire: Miracle of Faith 2023, boosting tourism

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is set to grace the grand opening of the Naga Fire: Miracle of Faith 2023 event in Phon Phisai District, Nong Khai on Sunday, October 29, according to the government’s spokesperson, Chai Wacharonke. This visit marks the premier’s first official journey to Laos, set to commence the day after his overnight stay in Udon Thani.…

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    Mythical Naga statue in Chon Buri temple draws crowds after lucky shadow sighting (video)

    An intriguing video clip sparked a flood of visitors seeking good fortune from a statue of the mythical serpent Naga, affectionately known as Por Pu Naga, at the Woraprot Sangkawat temple in Bang Nang, Panthong, Chon Buri. The clip, shared on Facebook by a user named Rong, showed what appeared to be the shadowy outline of Naga within a simulated…

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    Enchanted discovery: Ancient Bodhi tree’s Naga-like form shines light on Thai temple

    A mysterious Bodhi tree, believed to be over 300 years old and bearing a striking resemblance to the mythical Naga serpent, has been discovered in Wat Pho Sai, Nakhon Phanom. This bizarre spectacle, witnessed by residents, involved an unusual light emanating from the tree during the full moon. In Nakhon Phanom, a region renowned for its natural beauty and cultural…

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    Mysterious Naga-like pattern appears on temple candle, reviving dead gecko

    A mysterious event occurred at the Poo Srisuttho Shrine in Udon Thani Province when worshippers encountered unrecognisable markings on sacred candles and a seemingly dead gecko revived, causing awe and astonishment. On June 10 at 11am, amid drizzling rain, devotees continued to visit and pay their respects to Poo Srisuttho at Wat Sri Daram in Nakhum Saeng District, Udon Thani…

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    Man believes his pet python is a reincarnated naga and brings it to temple for blessings

    At the extraordinary Tham Tararam Temple in Rayong’s city district, an intriguing event occurred, leaving visitors in awe. A 52 year old man named Prasert, known for his extraordinary talents in driving his soil-covered vehicle, came to the temple to make merit with his snake friend, attracting the attention of other individuals as well. Prasert explained that his 2 year…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Officials expand northeast Thailand’s Naga tourism with new travel route

    Officials are expanding northeast Thailand’s Naga tourism with an exciting new travel route. The route stops at places in the region where people can worship the mythical serpent. The route is organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s Udon Thani office. Tourists on the route visit places of worship in the Udon Thani, Nong Khai, and Bueng Kan provinces.…

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    Mythical creature Naga announced as a symbol of Thai culture

    The Cabinet announced yesterday that the mythical creature Naga will be used as a symbol of Thai culture to promote the kingdom’s creative economy. The Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson, Ratchada Thanadirek reported the news to the gathering Thai press pack yesterday that the Cabinet agreed to use the mythical giant serpent, Naga or Phraya Nak in Thai, as a symbol…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Rock formation in Mekong said to be where Buddha met Naga serpents

    Now that the water level in the Mekong has dropped to just one metre deep, a rock formation can now be seen above water, and locals believe the rock has Buddha’s footprints. A Thai legend says Naga serpents invited Buddha to preach in their underwater palaces. The serpents then asked Buddha to leave his footprints at the mouth of the…

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    Park officials make changes after overcrowding at Naga Cave

    Park officials at the popular destination for Thai tourists, Naga Cave, are stepping up to limit the number of visitors after the site was so crowded with visitors that hundreds were stuck on the mountain waiting to get down. Following the incident, Phu Lanka National Park officials set stricter measures and made changes to staffing. Yesterday, the Ministry of Natural…

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    Hundreds of Thai tourists stuck on mountain while visiting Naga Cave

    Hundreds of Thai tourists were stuck on the mountain after visiting the Naga Cave at Phu Langka National Park in Bueng Kan province on Saturday. The cave is known for a giant rock with scale-like marking and a shape that looks like the mystical serpent, Naga. Thai people believe that this is a sacred spot to wish for good luck,…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Rock in Naga Cave looks like mythical snake, drives up tourism in Bueng Kan

    A giant rock in Naga Cave, located in the Bueng Kan province of Northeastern Thailand, has bumps that look like snake scales. The rock is said to look like Naga, a mythical serpent that Northeastern Thais believe brings rain to their crops. The rock is now drawing tourism to Bueng Kan, and 20 hotels in the Bueng Khong Long district…

  • Krabi News

    Krabi’s Naga Fest 2019 coming soon

    The Krabi private and public sector, in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, are holding the Krabi Naga Fest 2019 from March 1-3 on the Khlong Muang Beach in Krabi. Under the theme of ‘Breezing Beach & Music’, the event’s three day program offers festival goers a wide variety of activities to enjoy including performances by well-known pop-jazz musicians…

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    Students protest at Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School

    About 500 students alongside some teachers and parents of Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School in Phuket, gathered this morning (September 11) to call for the School Director to resign following several criticisms about his work. The signs written by students were presented at the protest showing many issues such as “Megalomaniac, get out!”, “Go use your power somewhere else. We…

  • Thai Life

    Profile: Tasana Nagavajara – A musical feast for the soul

    PHUKET: Bangkok native Tasana Nagavajara is the artistic director of Pro Musica and is currently performing a series of classical concerts as the violinist for Pro Musica Ensemble. The trio is touring Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Bangkok this month, with the Phuket performance tonight – Monday January 23 – at Mom Tri Villa Royale. Mr Tasana has been…

  • Phuket News

    Krabi locals link temple sinkhole to Naga appearance

    KRABI: The sudden appearance of a four-meter-deep sinkhole in the grounds of a temple in Krabi has some locals claiming the hole was made by a Naga – a mythical three-headed snake-like creature. The hole in the ground appeared at Khao Phanom temple and almost swallowed up the temple’s abbot as he was sweeping the temple grounds. “I was clearing…

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    Ubon Ratchathani melts hearts with divine candle creation to win ice sculpting world title

    Ubon Ratchathani province clinched the world ice sculpting championship title, showcasing its skill by carving a candle into the figure of Phra Mae Thorani squeezing her hair. This reflects a Buddhist narrative, blending the identity of the ancient cave paintings of Pha Taem with symbols of prosperity and success. The masterpiece will be displayed at the Miracle of Candle 2024…

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    Lizard lolly: Thai café’s popsicle takes social media by storm

    An ice popsicle inspired by Thailand’s iconic monitor lizard has taken social media by storm. A peculiar treat named “I’m Here,” created by Sai Sook Khao Yai Wildlife Learning Ground & Local Treats, a café in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district, mimics the lizard’s distinctive appearance with homemade caramel and sesame skin. The name is a phonetic derivation from the…

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    Lighting up history: Ubon Ratchathani’s grand candle sculpture shines

    A grand candle sculpture in Ubon Ratchathani is set to be showcased this year, featuring the tallest, widest, and longest candle ever made, costing 1.2 million baht. The intricately carved candle tells the story of Buddhist history. With the Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani fast approaching, many temples are facing a shortage of new artisans, leaving older craftsmen to work…

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    Khon Kaen man decapitates grandfather in drug-fuelled frenzy

    A truly gruesome scene unfolded in Khon Kaen when a 22 year old drug addict, experienced a severe withdrawal episode, and decapitated his grandfather with a machete, leaving his father in shock upon discovering the horrific scene. Police were alerted to a frenzied attack at 4pm yesterday, July 3, involving a young man using a machete to behead his grandfather…

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    Couple finds matching lucky numbers at Kham Chanod Island

    A couple visited Kham Chanod Island to offer thanks after their wishes were granted twice, with surprising results as the incense and candle numbers matched. Reporters from Kham Chanod Island, the land of King Naga Sri Sutho and Queen Sri Pathum, reported that tourists flocked to the sacred site in Non Mueang, Ban Muang Subdistrict, Ban Dung District, Udon Thani…

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    Thai woman claims reincarnation of past life as great-grandmother

    A Thai woman took to TikTok to share that she is the reincarnation of her great-grandmother, who died 43 years ago. The woman, Pornnubphan, also known as Prince, shared a picture of herself holding a photo of her great-grandmother, On Phumchan, on her TikTok account, @prince_2424, on June 14. Her picture garnered attention from many Thai TikTok users, receiving more…

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    Royal barges restored for King’s 72nd birthday celebration

    Restoration of 52 royal barges will be completed in time for a royal kathin ceremony in October, as part of celebrations for the King’s 72nd birthday on July 28, according to the Culture Ministry. Culture Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol stated today that only minor details remain, with the work scheduled to finish by the end of this month. The Fine Arts…

  • Food

    Best pizza in Bangkok for 2024

    If there’s one food that everyone on the planet knows and loves, it would be pizza. One of Italy’s most popular dishes, pizza, has countless iterations nowadays. From deep dish to thin crust, classic Neapolitan to New York-style, and even infused with the local Thai flavours, we love pizza in all its forms. And while Bangkok’s pizza scene may not…

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    AirAsia unveils direct flights from Bali to Phuket and Malaysia

    Indonesia AirAsia has launched two international routes from Denpasar, Bali, to Phuket in Thailand, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. This strategic move aims to boost Indonesia’s tourism by enhancing air connectivity. Veranita Yosephine Sinaga, President Director of Indonesia AirAsia, stated that these new routes are a significant step in the airline’s commitment to expanding its air network and strengthening Indonesia’s…

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    Heartless landlord leaves terminally ill man homeless before death

    The owner of a rented house in the southern province of Songkhla refused to allow a terminally ill Thai man to rest in her residence. This forced the man to seek refuge in a temple, where he passed away this morning, June 14. Witnesses took to social media to share the heartbreaking story of 63 year old terminally ill Thai…