Pattarawadee Saengmanee

More than just monkeys

From October to January, the Chon Sandet district is blanketed in a sea of sunflowers. When the winter gusts come in, an extensive gold carpet of blossoming sunflowers cover more than 1,000 rai plots of land in the ancient town of Lop Buri, set against a backdrop of mountains that kiss the Sun. In recent […]Read More

A long strange trip

Maya Bay will reopen to tourists on Jan 1 and boats will no longer moor near the beach. (Photo: Mladen Antonov / AFP) The Year of the Ox is drawing to an end as we have become better at dealing with the Covid-19 virus. This year, water splashing was outlawed to avoid virus transmission and […]Read More

Explore the unique charms of Phetchaburi

On weekends, artist Pitawan Prasansarakit leads a dance class at the Suwannaram Art Gallery. (Photo: Chatchawan Jaksuwong) As the winter breeze blew in, it was the ideal day for a young man to be ordained. A group of monks were reciting prayers and the temple grounds were busy with local pilgrims when I arrived at […]Read More