BANGKOK, 27 March 2013: Thailand will organise a cultural show marking the birth and development of the present Rattanakosin period.
“Thailand Heritage Highlights”, will be organised 20 to 22 April at Rattanakosin historical district in Bangkok, where most of the city’s historical attractions are located.
It will focus on the Chakri Dynasty particularly King Rama I, King Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great who established Rattanakosin (Bangkok) 21 April 1782.
JERUSALEM, 28 February 2013: An ambitious new exhibit at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum sheds new light on the life and death of Herod the Great, the ancient king whose empire sought to straddle imperial Rome and a flourishing Jewish culture.
The Roman-appointed king, who ruled Judaea from 37 to 4BC, is known as much for his brutal tyranny as for his magnificent building projects, with the new exhibition focusing on his stunning archaeological legacy.
Known as the biblical king who ordered the slaughter of infants in Bethlehem on hearing of the birth of Jesus, Herod also killed three of his own sons and one of his wives, as well as many political foes.
BANGKOK 22 November 2012: Definitely an attraction for Thailand’s repeat visitors who have a keen interest in culture, the Bangkok Doll Museum gives insights into doll production with craftsmen on site who demonstrate the skills involved.
Although it is promoted as a museum, it has some distance to cover before it becomes what we would usually associate with a museum identity, but it is a fine example of how a single person, with lots of passion, can turn a hobby into a collection that has excellent educational value.
The owner has spent decades creating and gathering doll collections and has been covering the cost since its inception in 1957. Guide books particularly Lonely Planet recommend a visit to the museum.
BANGKOK, 30 October 2012: Phuket is best known for its beaches and no one is taking any bets on tourists deserting their deck chairs for a cultural experience in a museum.
Yet, they are there in Phuket for travellers interested in exploring Phuket’s links with Chinese migrants during the 19th century. Possibly the most outstanding examples is the Phuket Thai Hua Museum located on Krabi Road in Phuket town.
The building is a good example of Sino-Portuguese architecture set in a garden in what is fast becoming a busy commercial town centre.
NEW YORK, 19 July 2012: A New York aerospace museum opened the space shuttle Enterprise to the public Thursday.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has installed the space shuttle on the runway of the aircraft carrier “Intrepid,” a museum facility docked at a pier on Manhattan’s West Side.
NASA administrator Charles Bolden and museum president Susan Marenoff-Zausner presided over the exhibit’s opening ceremony Thursday, joined by three of Enterprise’s original four pilots.
DAK LAK, 29 November 2011: A new museum has opened in Dak Lak province that claims to be the largest museum in Vietnam’s central highlands.
Dak Lak Museum was established with assistance from French museum experts, in partnership with the Vietnam museum of Ethnology, at a cost of nearly 80 billon VND or around US$3.84 million. The construction started in February 2008.
The design of the museum is based on a traditional long-house of the E De ethnic minority.
STUTTGART, 29 August 2011 – Germany is celebrating this year the birth of the automobile, with a patent applied for by Carl Benz 125 years ago for a motorised tricycle, in hopes of drawing tourists smitten by cars.
The national tourism office has made the auto industry a highlight of its annual programme for the first time and the southwestern region of Baden-Wuerttemburg alone has organised 200 events from May through September.
Anyone travelling to the regional capital Stuttgart will not miss the Mercedes star that sits above the main train station or the posters that advertise the local auto museum. Read more