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  • Festival for Lost Spirits-Luang Phabang

    believed in spirits–many spirits. After people died, their souls remained, some good and some bad. For example the good ones are the ancestors’ spirits that protect family members from any harm, house spirit are the one who protect the family home, and forest spirits take care of the woods and surrounding natural habitats.

  • Happiness Depends on a Superb Breakfast

    As we all know by now, every café/restaurant/stall/#yougetheidea/etc. shop boasts the best breakfast but are they cracked up to their advertising?

  • Love Lifts Us Where We Belong

    Accepting strengths as well as weaknesses is also part of that recipe for the much sought after LTR. People also hold high good old fashion trust and understanding.

  • A Gourmand’s List of Luang Prabang (Part 1)

    Recommended gourmand's list of Luang Prabang that you should never miss.

  • Dinning Around the Globe

    Our last dining around the clock brings us to dinner. The end of the day, when families and friends can gather round the table, break bread with one another, and relax with delicious food. It’s around this table that we can wholly be ourselves, sharing the day’s moments, and ultimately recharge us to do it all again the next day! Dinnertime is significant for these reasons and today I’ll share some of my favorites!

Guide to living in Chiang Mai Thailand, Just take it easy, when you come to Chiang Mai. Many foreigners decide to live or construct the new home here. Openchiangmai.com always tries to tell many stories and experiences about the lives of foreigners and how they have managed to stay in peace and harmony in here.

Illuminated Luang Prabang


Illuminated Luang Prabang A Festival of Lights: Boun Ok Pansa 16th-17th October Photo: Dusadeephan Phajee/Sutiluck Plaengsaeng Step back in to the beginning of Buddhist Era, during rainy season, monks and novices were struggling to go out for daily alms giving. As ...

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Thailand’s Druggy Biz


In 1999, two young women were found guilty of drug smuggling in the Land of Smiles and were both given hefty sentences. In the midst of the trials, appeals, and sentencing, one of the girls took the entire blame for ...

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All You Can Eat


Some people don’t fully understand the point of the “buffet”–believing it to be the type of restaurant that you can gorge on as much as you can fit in your gullet. I disagree wholeheartedly. The buffet was born from the ...

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Celebrate Green Season in Muang Pan

Pic. by Dusadeephun Phajee

Green Season in Muang Pan Secluded in high mountainous terrain, the small district of Muang Pan humbly sits among misty valleys just north of Lampang. The lush forests of Chae Son National Park reside in this district, as does the ...

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New GM of Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai


Director of Business Development of Leisure Group pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Warunee  Khammeru the position of General Manager of Duangtawan Hotel. She started her career with this hotel in the position of Executive Assistant Manager in 2011, for ...

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Festival for Lost Spirits-Luang Phabang

Festival for Lost Spirits-Luang Phabang

Boun Khao Padabdin Festival for the Lost Spirits with Lao Airlines. photos by Gun Ketwech ?) believed in spirits–many spirits. After people died,  their souls remained, some good and some bad. For example the good ones are the ancestors’ spirits that ...

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Heritage: Our Pasts, Our Legacies


Though the term “world heritage” towns and UNESCO sites are part of our everyday travel lexicon and many desperately want their home towns to be stamped with the approval, do most people know exactly what this means? I think most ...

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Chinese Tourism Booms

Sundown at Sunday Market

I was walking to the shop last week for my regular goodies, when something appalling happened to my foot. One minute, my sandaled foot was doing what it does every day, when a giant lougie of snot, phlegm, and/or sputum ...

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