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- 2,000-3,000-year-old paintings discovered in Sam Roi Yot National Park
2,000-3,000-year-old paintings discovered in Sam Roi Yot National Park
By The Nation
Archaeologists together with park officials exploring a cave in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Sam Roi Yot National Park have found colour paintings estimated to be 2,000-3,000 years old and dating back to the prehistoric era, expert archaeologist Kannika Premjai revealed recently.
The images, discovered in the middle of May in Ban Phu Noi cave, are mostly portraits both small and large. Some portray people dressed in clothes while one shows a person hunting with a bow.
The paintings were discovered in an area 3.8 metres in height and 7 metres long at the mouth of the cave, which is approximately 125 metres above sea level and 9.5 metres wide.
“Some of the paintings are quite clear, but others have been destroyed by limestone stains. We are scrutinising them for more clear information,” Kannika said.
She believes the area was inhabited by humans in ancient times and will be a source of history. Her excited team are exploring 20 more caves in the area.-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-05-2525 May 25 20201165704
- Hua Hin’s horses for hire to return to beaches next Friday
Hua Hin’s horses for hire to return to beaches next Friday
Life is gradually returning to Thailand’s Hua Hin seaside resort, after Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial administration eased lockdown restrictions on May 18th, allowing hotels, food shops, shopping malls, department stores, as well horse rental services, to resume operation.
An increasing number of both Thai and foreign tourists have been returning to the popular seaside town, especially during weekends. The rental horses, a feature of Hua Hin, have been missed by tourists, particularly children, for those short rides along the sandy beaches.
Starting next Friday, the provincial livestock office is to allow horses back on the beaches, so that their owners can get back to earing income.-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2020-05-2524 May 24 20201165598
- Hua Hin springs back to life after lockdown regulations eased
Hua Hin springs back to life after lockdown regulations eased
The popular holiday resort of Hua Hin is busy again, said the Thai media, and even the horses are returning to the sands.
The vetinerary department of the Prachuap Khirikhan provincial administration will allow horses on the beach again from this coming Friday.
Spring News reported that since hotels, restaurants and shops were allowed to open on May 18th there have been many Thai and foreign tourists going out and visiting Hua Hin once again.
A Thaivisa reporter on the ground said that the Market Village and Bluport shopping centers were noticeably busier following lockdown and The Marriott Hotel, one of few that has reopened, was packed.
Traffic in the town was also noticeably greater at the weekend.
Source: Spring News-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-2525 May 25 20201165641
- Hua Hin: Couple busted on train carrying 19 kilos of “ice" worth 10 million baht
Hua Hin: Couple busted on train carrying 19 kilos of “ice" worth 10 million baht
Picture: Daily News
Thailand's railway police busted a young couple caught with 19 kilos of methamphetamine on a south bound train at Hua Hin railway station.
Daily News reported that police had received information that a drug smuggling operation was running on the 9085 Express from Bang Sue to Thung Song in Nakhon Sri Thammarat.
Operatives spread out on the train and moved on a suspect couple on Bogey #1 as the train entered the station.
Picture: Daily News
The drugs were hidden in Chinese teabags.
Arrested were 22 year old Ekkapong from Bangkok and his friend Methanee, 23, a waitress from Sisaket.
Ekkapong said he was paid 100,000 baht and had done this many times. This time he invited his friend along too.
They were taking the drugs, worth ten million baht, to hand over to someone in the south.
Investigations continue to get those behind the smuggling operation.
Source: Daily News-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-2222 May 22 20201165276
- Hua Hin hotels officially allowed to re-open - now just waiting for tourists
Hua Hin hotels officially allowed to re-open - now just waiting for tourists
Picture: Siam Rath
The lifting of restrictions that means hotels in Hua Hin could open yesterday has been met with a lukewarm response from the industry.
Prachuap Khirikhan TAT rep Soraya Hormcheun told Siam Rath that only 30 hotels in the area - around ten per cent of TAT registered facilities - had opened.
She said there were just no tourists to warrant opening for many hotels who were not ready to comply with new regulations anyway.
However, cleaning and planning for a new normal was taking place.
Picture: Siam Rath
She said her staff had called some hotels who were not answering their phone - this she assumed meant they were still shut.
Some plan to reopen on Friday but others are waiting until June.
She urged hotels that open to tell the TAT so that they can be put on the TAT Prachuap page.
Source: Siam Rath-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-1919 May 19 20201164832
- Cannabis clinic to open at Hua Hin Hospital from May 22
Cannabis clinic to open at Hua Hin Hospital from May 22
By THE NATION
Hua Hin Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan province is ready to open a medical cannabis clinic from May 22, hospital director Dr Niran Chantraku said.
The clinic will be open from 8.30am to noon on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
The clinic will treat patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, epilepsy that is difficult to treat, Alzheimer's, spasms, anxiety, or peripheral neuropathy with Thai traditional medicine and modern medicine.
The director said the cannabis clinic will treat patients who have not benefited much from modern medicine.
Doctors who have specialised in analgesics and Chinese medicines will work in the clinic, the director added.-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-05-1010 May 10 20201163554
- Hua Hin: RTP chief Chakthip pays surprise visit to offer support - has strong hoarding and fake news message
Hua Hin: RTP chief Chakthip pays surprise visit to offer support - has strong hoarding and fake news message
Picture: Daily News
Thailand's chief of police Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda - the man known nationally as Big Peh - paid a surprise visit with his entourage to the Hua Hin area yesterday.
Gen Chakthip was at Moo Ban Bo Fai where a meeting was set up with Prajuab Khiri Khan governor Phallop and local officials on the side of the Petchkasem Highway.
Chakthip said he was visiting as part of PM Prayut Chan-ocha's policy and praised the sterling work of police, soldiers, health staff and local officials.
He said the people were counting on them.
He urged the public to obey the curfew and other regulations put in place to prevent the spread of Copvid-19.
In particular he urged people not to hoard and not to share fake news.
Daily News reported that the number of coronavirus cases in Prajuab Khiri Khan remained at 15. Ten had left hospital and one had died.
Three were in hospital in Hua Hin and one was now being treated in Bangkok.
Some 118 had completed quarantine and 38 were still in quarantine.
Source: Daily News-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-04-088 April 08 20201158388
- Prachuap: Phu Yai Ban praised for helping to set up classes for children who can't access online learning
Prachuap: Phu Yai Ban praised for helping to set up classes for children who can't access online learning
Picture: Talk News Online
Thailand has started to teach students online ahead of the delayed opening of schools on July 1st.
But many children come from underprivileged backgrounds where there is not even a TV in the home leg alone a smart phone, tablet or computer.
To help remedy this situation Arunchai or Phu Yai Pum in the Yang Chum Neua area of Kuiburi, Prachuap Khirikhan, has worked with the local authority and teachers to set up three learning stations for the needy children.
Picture: Talk News Online
Each has a monitor or TV and someone to help the students with their learning.
Most of the children come from farming families who have no money to invest in electronics and must carry on working in the fields anyhow.
Talk News Online said that the initiative was being praised.
Source: Talk News Online-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-2020 May 20 20201164994
- Hua Hin: Hotel pool villas razed to the ground after sparks fly from burning fields - 160 million baht damage in repeat of last year
Hua Hin: Hotel pool villas razed to the ground after sparks fly from burning fields - 160 million baht damage in repeat of last year
Sanook reported that firefighters battled a massive blaze at a luxury pool villa resort in Hua Hin on Saturday.
The fire destroyed 47 villas causing damage estimated at 160 million baht.
If appears that the fire was caused after sparks from neighboring sugar cane and grasslands around the hotel caught fire.
It was the second time in just over a year since fire damaged the same resort. The resort is in Soi Sawat Mongkhon 1 in Hin Lek Fai sub-district.
It was not named and was not occupied by any tourists due to being shut during the coronavirus pandemic.
Staff did what little they could to save items in the villas but flames were whipped up by high winds amid high temperatures.
In addition the thatched roofs of the villas and their glass construction style added fuel to the fire. Each villa has its own private mini-pool.
Reported around 1pm on Saturday it was four thirty before it was fully under control. The road outside the hotel was closed off due to the danger of smoke causing accidents.
Prajuap Khirikhan provincial.police chief Pol Maj-Gen Surasak Suksawaeng has called an immediate investigation noting that the same hotel suffered a fire last year caused by sparks from the burning of fields nearby.
Sanook carried a report from April 21st of 2019 when 10 million baht damage was estimated in similar circumstances.
Each villa has an estimated value of 3.5 million baht.
Source: Sanook-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-1818 May 18 20201164694
- Hua Hin: Weeklong clean up operation sees dozens of workers disinfecting the streets!
Hua Hin: Weeklong clean up operation sees dozens of workers disinfecting the streets!
77kaoded reported that teams of firemen, cleaners, soldiers and municipal staff had been out all week making sure Hua Hin was in tip top clean shape.
Now you can eat your dinner off the street...well almost.
Since Monday teams have been spraying disinfectant from machines usually used to combat the 2.5PM particulate matter.
Others have been hosing and scrubbing.
Main roads and markets have been targeted in the widespread cleaning that yesterday was led by local mayor Noppaporn Wuthikun.
The resort 220 kilometers south of Bangkok hopes that Covid-19 restrictions will continue to be eased in the coming days and it can get back to.some kind of normality.
There has not been a new case of the virus in the town for 40 days and malls Blupoint and Market Village are expected be open tomorrow.
Source: 77kaoded-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-1616 May 16 20201164423