Wat Arun

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    Bangkok’s Wat Arun to go green as part of St Patrick’s Day celebration

    A host of iconic landmarks around the world will celebrate St Patrick’s Day by going green on March 17 – and Bangkok’s Wat Arun will be among them. Thailand’s capital is participating in the “Global Greening Programme 2021” an initiative in which the spire of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) will be temporarily lit in green. Also turning green will…

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    Apple’s Tim Cook drops into Bangkok during Asia tour

    PHOTO: Apple’s Tim Cook Visits Bangkok to meet with photographers, Students and WWDC (Apple Web Developers) scholarship winners Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was in and around Bangkok yesterday. Apple’s boss has been documenting the journey on his Twitter account. Tim kicked things off with a visit to the Wat Arun Buddhist temple on the Thonburi west bank of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya…

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    Thai Navy defends spending 112 million baht on mansion for navy chief

    PHOTO: Royal Thai Navy facilities next to Wat Arun – patricklepetit.jalbum.net The Royal Thai Navy is dismissing scathing online criticism that it is wasting taxpayers’ money by building a 112 million baht mansion as an official residence for the commander-in-chief. Rear Admiral Apinan Poengsrithong, head of the Naval Public Works Department, explained to a news conference that the building, now…