After departing the capital city, we stopped at the heritage site for a few hours. While waiting to pay for entry, I
Snowy peaks and vibrant culture
Krishna Adhikari, a teacher-turned-guide in his 50s, is one of them.
Artists rally to save the Chao Mae Thap Thim Shrine
Wasitpon Tunsatapornpan, an organiser and artist, said people in this neighbourhood, on
A forgotten heritage
"In BE 12, Dvaravati towns in the Central Region were circular or oval in shape, but those in Khmer cult
The power of boycotts
A world of colours
"Before I fall asleep, I still hear some distant sounds. Hence, the backs of
A vanishing heritage
If it were not for a handful of visitors, the Chao Mae Thap Thim Shrine would completely vanish. Flanked by metal sheet fences, a narrow alley leads to the remnants of age-old communities. An entrance is adorned with red lanterns. A facade is painted with mythological figures. A roof is embellished with tile dolls. The smell of burning incense wafts through the open ga
Immerse yourself in queer bathhouse art
"BoyxTherapy" is a solo exhibition by Shotbyly, or Patthakarn "Mel" Sadubtham, who spent a year producing retro artwork by using digital photography and film editing tech
Tales of queer migration
The right to clean air
Giving a face to the forgotten
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Struggling to survive
A bitter farewell
The Robot Building on Sathon Road is a childhood superhero that comes to life. Standing on staggered floors, the chunky android is studded with nuts and bolts. Its head boasts metallic-lidded eyes and two communication antennae and its frontal body is outfitted with black glass and blue stripes like armour. It is ready to fight a monster in the urban jungle.
Unlike other highr
Temperatures soar, headaches rise
Like other early birds, Dao Dul, 35, goes on duty at first light. For her, time is literally money. Her office is not a well-built weather-proof skyscraper. It is a makeshift cart that provides affordable dishes to hundreds of community residents from dawn to dusk.
It is not a long day, but the scorching summer is making her life unbearable. A couple of weeks ago, the city's mercury peaked at 40°C.
"It is t
Songs for life as it's no longer lived
It is the most life-affirming snippet of his life (and our lives?) in the silent film Neon Ghost (2022), the central work in an ongoing exhibition titled "Utopia Now" by Austrian-based artist Kay Walkowiak at
The many tastes of rice
But, hopefully, it could soon be a thing of the past. A new wave of "rice t
With his background in history, Anon Chawalawan is collecting bits and pieces of ephemeral memorabilia -- from posters and daily newspapers to revelation letters -- in order to cushion the blow of public amnesia.
Shouting (figuratively) are banners with vocal messages, for example "Wan
An oasis of sakura
"It is cold and dusty," I thought, looking at the dirt road full of potholes ahead.
Ban Rong Kla, around 130km from the city, greeted us with its monumental milestone.
Curtains for Chinese opera?
On a humid night, a curtain soon went up amid gongs and drumbeats. Dressed in g