• Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:47
    Xieng Khuang’s old Buddha endures scars of war to entice visitors
    While there are numerous large Buddha images across Asia like those in China, Vietnam and Thailand, the striking example at Phiavat temple stands out as it still bears the scars of war.
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  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:07
    2,000 year-old Buddha images unearthed in Laos' Savannakhet province
    VIENTIANE - Hundreds of Buddha images and other ancient relics, estimated at up to 2,000 years old, have been found in the grounds of That Inghang Stupa recently by local residents carrying out renovations at the site in Kaisone Phomvihane City, Savannakhet province.
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  • Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:21
    Museums, historical parks free to see for New Year
    The Culture Ministry’s Fine Arts Department is waiving admission charges at all national museums and historical parks from tomorrow (December 30) through January 2, allowing free access to venerable Buddha images and ensuring the New Year begins auspiciously.
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:36
    Couple agrees to remove Buddha images from fence
    An American and his Thai wife on Tuesday agreed to remove 36 Buddha-head images from the fence at their Chiang Mai house following a Facebook uproar.
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  • Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:42
    MRT invites Buddhists to ride subway to visit temples during Songkran
    The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand has invited Buddhists to ride its subway to visit temples along the route to pour water on Buddha images and make merit as part of the traditional Songkran celebration.
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  • Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:00
    Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports
    AMONG NUMEROUS ARTEFACTS found in the alleged secret treasure of police crime-buster Lt-General Pongpat Chayaphan are what appear to be an ancient deity image and many centuries-old Buddha images.
  • Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00
    Devout Buddhists invited to worship
    The Culture Ministry is inviting members of the public to pay homage to nine important Buddha images at Bangkok's Front Palace in the National Museum compound from December 25 to January 26. The compound is open to the public from 9am to 4pm daily.
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00
    Japan gives Bt400,000 to fix Wat Arun
    Japan's Tokugawa Museum has granted Bt400,000 for the repair of 23 Buddha images at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, which were damaged by last year's flood, abbot assistant Phra Kru Arun Thammanuwat said yesterday.
  • Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:00
    BMA plans Songkran activities
    Besides water wars, many tamer Songkran celebrations will be on offer at places across Bangkok, such as City Hall, with the bathing of the Phra Phuttasihing statue and other Buddha images, and alms-giving for 185 monks.
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