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The White Elephant Flag Thai national flag from 1855 to 1916, 31 December (credit: wikimedia.org) 0

The White Elephant in Thai Culture

In my view, one of the most impressive and majestic animals is the elephant, in particular the white elephant. Hence, in Thai culture the white elephant is called ‘chang samkhan’ which means ‘auspicious elephant’....

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Dreaming of Lotus Flowers

Recently I’ve had a vivid dream about a beautiful light mansion with a pool of white lotus flowers in front. I had the feeling that this place was somewhere in Thailand. I often dream...

A Buddha in Nan province (photo: Siwaphong Pakdeetawan, Instagram @knack66) 0

The Story of The Buddha

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value (Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha)...

ISSUE SPICES AW2013 in DICHAN MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2013, photo: Issue FB page 1

ISSUE – Thai Fashion Designer

‘Never give up, no matter what is going on’ (Dalai Lama) ISSUE Thailand is a designer brand founded in 1999 that wants to combine Buddhist elements with fashion. Designer pieces by ISSUE are not merely...

The Buddha statue of Wednesday (photo credit: Siwaphong Pakdeetawan, Instagram @knack66)) 2

The Buddha Image in Thai Culture

Representations of the Buddha can be found throughout Thai temple compounds. The Buddha occurs either as statue or in mural paintings. Hence, they are idealized images of the Great Buddha who lived in the sixth...

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Thawan Duchanee’s Buddhist Art Works

By painting the world with its different forms and images, I became a part of God! (Thawan Duchanee)   Maybe you remember my article about Thawan Duchanee’s Black House Museum that is called ‘Baan Dam’...

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