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BANGKOK: Business is booming for Siri Seatea's traditional dress shop in Bangkok.History fever is gripping Thailand and a growing number of Thais are wearing traditional dress, a phenomenon encouraged by the junta and the palace, and fuelled by a popular television soap opera.Among the popular costumes are those worn during the reign of former King Chulalongkorn, known as Rama V, who ruled from 1868 to 1910 and is credited with saving Thailand from Western colonialism.Flight attendants for national carrier Thai Airways International are also dressing up in national costumes from the reign of King Rama V this month to mark the Thai New Year festival known as Songkran.This weekend, Thais flocked to an event initiated by the king ahead of the Thai new year festival of Songkran -- which for many has become a rowdy water-soaked affair.
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