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Going traditional at Songkran | Bangkok Post: opinion

News Summed Up 2018-04-15 05:30:00

Over two years ago, I wrote about my contentment with a new trend in which a number of Thais wear traditional costumes in everyday life. Today, I feel happier since so many Thai people opt for traditional outfits and the style is even recognised and promoted by the government. The nine parks are Ayutthaya Historical Park in Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park in Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park in Kamphaeng Phet, Phanom Rung Historical Park in Buri Ram, Phimai Historical Park in Nakhon Ratchasima, Muang Singh Historical Park in Kanchanaburi, Sri Thep Historical Park in Phetchabun and Phu Phra Bat Historical Park in Udon Thani. Interestingly, the TAT has a campaign for Thai people to return to their hometowns and wear traditional Thai outfits to enjoy Songkran festivities and spend quality time with families under the concept of "Going Home And Wearing Thai To Enjoy Songkran". This year is extraordinary because almost everyone in this province donned traditional outfits in daily life from Jan 9 to Feb 18.