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  • Water truck to be stationed in Khao Takiab as Hua Hin battles ongoing drought

    Hua Hin Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul held a meeting on Monday (Apr 22) with local government officials to discuss immediate and long-term solutions for the severe drought affecting the Hua Hin, particularly impacting residents in Khao Takiab. The meeting was attended by Deputy Mayor Atichat Chaisri, Municipal Council Chairman Udom Duangkae, Deputy Chairman Thongchai Petchsangkram, Council […]

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    Hua Hin Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul held a meeting on Monday (Apr 22) with local government officials to discuss immediate and long-term solutions for the severe drought affecting the Hua Hin, particularly impacting residents in Khao Takiab.

    The meeting was attended by Deputy Mayor Atichat Chaisri, Municipal Council Chairman Udom Duangkae, Deputy Chairman Thongchai Petchsangkram, Council Member Cheep Suksri, Municipal Clerk Jeerawat Phramanee, and heads of relevant government departments.

    The discussions focused on the declining water levels at the Hua Na reservoir, which have significantly reduced the capacity for normal water production and distribution.

    The reservoir’s low levels have been unable to sustain adequate water pressure to reach all households through municipal pipelines.

    Hua Hin Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul

    To address the immediate needs of the affected communities in Khao Takiab, Hua Don, and Hua Thanon, Mayor Nopporn announced the establishment of a temporary water distribution point at the police booth in front of Wat Khao Krailas.

    Residents experiencing water shortages are encouraged to report their issues at the Hua Hin Police Service Unit, located at the Khao Takiab Police Booth. A water service truck will be available to distribute water daily from 09:00 to 16:00, starting immediately and continuing until the situation improves.

    Mayor Wutthikul also emphasized the importance of the waterworks department’s role in communicating effectively with the public to ensure a correct understanding of the situation. He urged all officials to perform their duties diligently and patiently under the challenging conditions to alleviate the distress faced by the citizens.

    Plans for medium and long-term solutions to the drought crisis were also discussed, although specific details of these strategies were not disclosed at the time.

    📍 Location of water truck: https://maps.app.goo.gl/LWsbNkWjLtPt3J9i7

    Images: นพพร วุฒิกุล

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    23 April 23 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65998
  • Air Asia to launch daily flights between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai until August 31

    Air Asia has announced an expansion of its flights between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai. From May 3, travellers can look forward to daily flights between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai until August 31. The new daily flight schedule is divided as follows: flights will depart from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin at 10:20 AM […]

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    Air Asia has announced an expansion of its flights between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai.

    From May 3, travellers can look forward to daily flights between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai until August 31.

    The new daily flight schedule is divided as follows: flights will depart from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin at 10:20 AM and from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai at 12:20 PM every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

    On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, flights are scheduled to leave Chiang Mai at 9:00 AM and Hua Hin at 11:00 AM.
    The journey lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, providing a quick and convenient option for both tourists and residents moving between the northern and southern parts of the country.

    Tickets are available for purchase at www.airasia.com or by contacting the airline directly at 032-520-169.

    Prices are set to start at approximately 1,100 THB per trip, per person.

    This is currently the only flight operating from Hua Hin Airport.

    FD901: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
    Chiang Mai – Hua Hin
    10:20 – 11:50
    Hua Hin – Chiang Mai
    12:20 – 13:35

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    FD900: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Chiang Mai – Hua Hin
    09:00 – 10:30
    Hua Hin – Chiang Mai
    11:00 – 12:15

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    23 April 23 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65999
  • Hua Hin braces for sweltering week ahead with temperatures soaring to 40°C

    Residents of Hua Hin are facing a week of extreme heat, with temperatures forecast to reach up to 40°C until Friday, and slightly cooler at 39°C over the weekend, according to the Meteorological Department. The intense heatwave is attributed to a persistent low pressure zone over the region which is expected to last until April […]

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    Residents of Hua Hin are facing a week of extreme heat, with temperatures forecast to reach up to 40°C until Friday, and slightly cooler at 39°C over the weekend, according to the Meteorological Department.

    The intense heatwave is attributed to a persistent low pressure zone over the region which is expected to last until April 28.

    With no rainfall forecast, concerns are mounting as the area continues to grapple with a severe drought crisis.

    Health officials are advising the public to limit outdoor activities due to the risk of heat-related illnesses.

    The potential for thunderstorms in some areas adds to the adverse conditions, although these are not expected to bring any substantial relief from the dry spell.

    Meanwhile, the Department of Health has issued warnings about the dangers of heat stroke, which remains a concern during this period.

    Heatstroke symptoms, which can escalate to severe medical emergencies, include redness of the skin, rapid pulse, headaches, dizziness, and in extreme cases, unconsciousness or death. Immediate measures such as applying ice packs or cooling cloths to key body areas can mitigate these effects before medical help is sought.

    Furthermore, a recent survey conducted by the Department of Health from March 1 to April 4, involving 682 participants, revealed significant health issues arising from the seasonal heat. Headaches, constipation, and muscle cramps were the most frequently reported problems, with 21.9% of respondents suffering from headaches.

    Overall, 52.8% of those surveyed expressed moderate concerns over health issues induced by the heat, while 19.8% indicated a high level of concern. These figures highlight the pressing need for awareness and preventive measures among the public to cope with the expected high temperatures.

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    23 April 23 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65994
  • Rising heat and drought threaten mango cultivation in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Mango farmers in Prachuap Khiri Khan are facing severe challenges due to unusually hot weather and water shortages, threatening the cultivation of the prized Nam Dok Mai Si Thong mango variety. Veteran farmer and local exporter, Mr. Panom Samphueak, reports significant impacts on crop yields and export quality due to the harsh climatic conditions. With […]

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    Mango farmers in Prachuap Khiri Khan are facing severe challenges due to unusually hot weather and water shortages, threatening the cultivation of the prized Nam Dok Mai Si Thong mango variety.

    Veteran farmer and local exporter, Mr. Panom Samphueak, reports significant impacts on crop yields and export quality due to the harsh climatic conditions.

    With over three decades of experience, 61-year-old Mr. Samphueak, a founding member of the off-season mango exporter group in Ao Noi, noted a disturbing trend over the past two years. The region has endured extreme temperatures and dry spells, significantly reducing water availability. “Previously, we could induce flowering three times a year,” Mr. Samphueak said. “Now, it has dropped to just twice, and the lack of sufficient water has stunted the growth of our mangoes.”

    Mr. Samphueak

    The smaller mangoes, now averaging about 200 grams, fail to meet the size requirements of export markets in countries like Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, which demand larger fruits weighing over 300 grams. This size discrepancy has left farmers with produce that cannot be exported, compounding their financial struggles.

    The intense heat has not only affected the size of the mangoes but also led to a drop in their number. “The hot weather causes the leaves to fall, leading to fewer and smaller fruits,” explained Mr. Samphueak. He fears that the continuation of these conditions could lead to the death of more trees. Last year, 30 acres of mango trees died, and already this year, an acre has been lost.

    To combat the heat, Mr. Samphueak and his group installed water piping systems to each tree, an investment that has already cost 50,000 baht for the initial 18 acres. However, with water levels at Khlong Bueng Reservoir at less than 10% of its 22 million cubic meter capacity, the future looks grim. “If the irrigation system fails to meet our needs, we might have to resort to digging our own ponds or bore wells,” he added, a solution that would drive up production costs during a time of unfavorable agricultural prices.

    Additionally, the severe heat and ongoing drought could exacerbate pest outbreaks, including tobacco caterpillars and aphids, which have already begun to damage the crops further. “This year’s drought is severe, and it will lead to outbreaks of diseases and pests that harm our produce,” Mr. Samphueak stressed.

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    23 April 23 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65989
  • Hua Hin car wash owner given water bill for almost 40,000 THB

    The Hua Hin Municipal Authority has launched an investigation after Phudis Arunoros, the owner of Moly Car Care, received an extraordinarily high water bill amounting to 38,624.70 baht for March, a figure nearly 80 times his usual monthly expense. On April 19, Arunoros took to the business’s Facebook page, Moly Car Care @Hua-Hin, to express […]

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    The Hua Hin Municipal Authority has launched an investigation after Phudis Arunoros, the owner of Moly Car Care, received an extraordinarily high water bill amounting to 38,624.70 baht for March, a figure nearly 80 times his usual monthly expense.

    On April 19, Arunoros took to the business’s Facebook page, Moly Car Care @Hua-Hin, to express his disbelief by posting an image of the bill issued by the Hua Hin Municipal Authority, accompanied by a bewildered comment, “What is this… the water doesn’t even flow, where does this come from, 38,624.70 baht? I almost spend 10,000 baht on water myself.”

    Arunoros, who has been operating his car care shop for 17 years, noted that the typical water cost for his business hovers around 500 baht per month, with additional water purchases from private tankers, bringing his total monthly expenditure to approximately 2,000-3,000 baht. However, due to the known water shortages in Hua Hin from March to April, his facility received little to no municipal water supply, forcing him to spend close to 10,000 baht on water from private sources.

    The abrupt spike in the billed amount, without corresponding water usage, has led to widespread discussion and concern on social media. Arunoros expressed frustration over the lack of clarity from municipal officials when he sought explanations, prompting him to directly contact the water supply authority.

    In response, Montri Nuanarot, head of the meter installation department at the Hua Hin Municipal Waterworks, stated that initial investigations revealed a sudden increase in recorded water usage, inconsistent with previous years’ data from 2022 to 2024. The investigation will focus on whether the anomaly is due to a faulty meter, a leak in the plumbing, or other factors such as air entering the pipes while taps are left open in anticipation of water availability— a situation exacerbated by the current drought affecting the region.

    Nuanarot explained that various possibilities are being considered, including human error in recording meter readings or genuine spikes in usage. The authority expects to pinpoint the cause within the next 3-4 days. He also urged any residents experiencing similar issues to report them to the Hua Hin Municipality’s meter installation department for immediate assistance.

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    22 April 22 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65985
  • New tiger discovered at Kaeng Krachan National Park near Hua Hin

    Kaeng Krachan National Park has reported the discovery of a new Indochinese tiger, indicating a hopeful increase in the population due to successful conservation efforts. The tiger, identified as “KKT-006M,” was first recorded in the upstream area of the Phetchaburi River. The exciting find was part of a larger wildlife monitoring operation conducted from April […]

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    Kaeng Krachan National Park has reported the discovery of a new Indochinese tiger, indicating a hopeful increase in the population due to successful conservation efforts.

    The tiger, identified as “KKT-006M,” was first recorded in the upstream area of the Phetchaburi River.

    The exciting find was part of a larger wildlife monitoring operation conducted from April 4-7, as disclosed by Mr. Mongkol Chaiyaphakdee, the head of Kaeng Krachan National Park. This operation, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Thailand, involved setting up camera traps and tracking wildlife movements in the region. During this period, the cameras captured images and videos of two previously known Indochinese tigers, “KKT-002M” and “KKT-004.”

    Image: กรมอุทยานแห่งชาติ สัตว์ป่า และพันธุ์พืช

    However, a closer inspection of stripe patterns in photos taken on March 24, March 31, and April 1 revealed a previously unrecorded male tiger. The images, which depict the tiger actively playing in the water at the Sub Chum Hed area of the park, confirm the presence of a new tiger, now cataloged as “KKT-006M.”

    This recent discovery suggests that the tiger population in the park could be stabilizing or growing due to the abundance of prey such as barking deer, sambar deer, gaur, and wild boar. This is a significant indicator of the park’s ongoing success in wildlife conservation and habitat management.

    Currently, the park is home to six known Indochinese tigers. This includes two males, two females, and two tigers whose gender has not yet been determined. Among them are notable individuals such as the “Yaya Tiger” (KKT-001F), first documented in 2013, and the “Nadech Tiger” (KKT-002M), observed since 2019.

    All images: กรมอุทยานแห่งชาติ สัตว์ป่า และพันธุ์พืช

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    22 April 22 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65979
  • Peerada Piddon claims first pro victory at Singha-SAT Hua Hin Ladies Championship

    Promising Thai golfer Peerada Piddon, 23, emerged victorious at the Singha-SAT Hua Hin Ladies Championship, marking her first professional win just four months after turning pro. The championship, which took place from April 17-19 at the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, concluded with Piddon securing a final score of six-under-par 210. Piddon, a native of […]

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    Promising Thai golfer Peerada Piddon, 23, emerged victorious at the Singha-SAT Hua Hin Ladies Championship, marking her first professional win just four months after turning pro.

    The championship, which took place from April 17-19 at the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, concluded with Piddon securing a final score of six-under-par 210.

    Piddon, a native of Nonthaburi, showcased her burgeoning talent throughout the tournament, culminating in a final round three-under-par 69, highlighted by six birdies and tempered by three bogeys. Her performance earned her a prize of 156,000 baht from the 1.2 million baht total purse offered by the Women’s Professional Golf Association.

    Reflecting on her win, Piddon said: “I built confidence from the outset, bolstered by scoring three consecutive birdies,” she said. “Although I felt nervous and tired towards the back nine, causing a few slip-ups, I’m extremely satisfied with my overall score and thrilled about this early milestone in my career.”

    Close on Piddon’s heels was Cholcheva Wongras, the 17-year-old sensation from Chiang Mai, who finished with a commendable four-under-par 212, claiming the runner-up spot and a prize of 86,000 baht. Nattarika Sensai rounded out the top three with a score of three-under-par 213, earning 65,000 baht.

    Other notable performances included Patcharajuta Kongkraphan finishing even par 216 to win a prize of 54,500 baht. International contenders Mikaela Fortuna from the Philippines and Hyun Bang from South Korea ended the tournament tied with Phakin Kwinpakorn, each scoring a three-over-par 219 and dividing the prize money equally among them.

    Competition results (April 19):
    (-6) 210 Peerada Piddon 72-69-69 (prize money 156,000 baht)
    (-4) 212 Cholcheva Wongras 70-73-69 (prize money 86,000 baht)
    (-3) 213 Nattarika Sensai 73-69-71 (prize money 65,000 baht)
    (E) 216 Patcharajuta Kongkraphan 72-71-73, Peerada Piddon 70-73-73 (prize money 54,500 baht each)

    (+1) 217 Cholda Chayanary 77-69-71 (prize money 45,000 baht)
    (+3) 219 Mikaela Fortuna (Philippines) 74-75-70, Phakin Kwinpakorn 73-72-74, Hyun Bang (South Korea) 74-70-75 (prize money 36,333.33 baht each)

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    21 April 21 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65976
  • His Majesty the King attends sailing competition in Cha-am

    His Majesty the King Vajiralongkorn visited Cha-Am on Friday morning to witness Her Majesty the Queen participate in a sailing competition. The race, which spanned across the bay to Ao Teoyngam in Sattahip district, Chonburi Province, is part of the ongoing celebrations for His Majesty’s upcoming 72nd birthday on July 28. The day began early, […]

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    His Majesty the King Vajiralongkorn visited Cha-Am on Friday morning to witness Her Majesty the Queen participate in a sailing competition.

    The race, which spanned across the bay to Ao Teoyngam in Sattahip district, Chonburi Province, is part of the ongoing celebrations for His Majesty’s upcoming 72nd birthday on July 28.

    The day began early, at 08:20 AM, when the royal couple proceeded to the Regent Hotel in Cha-Am to prepare for the event. The competition was the highlight of the sailing festival.

    Her Majesty the Queen, a skilled sailor, took the helm of a TP52 type sailing boat, IRC Zero, numbered THA72 and named Team Vayu. Under her guidance, the vessel navigated a route from Cha-Am Beach to Ao Teoyngam, covering a challenging distance of 45 nautical miles.

    The King took a keen interest in the proceedings, first attending a briefing in the Casa Mare building where details of the race, including the navigation route, were discussed. His Majesty then traveled to Regent Beach and boarded a RIB boat to join the sailing action on the bay.

    The Queen’s sailing skills are well-documented; she holds motor and sailboat licenses from Switzerland and an RYA Coastal Skipper certificate from Italy. Her participation added a personal touch to the competition, which saw eight teams from various countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan, making up approximately 115 participants.

    Following the start of the race, His Majesty the King transitioned to an aerial view to continue his observation. He boarded the royal helicopter at Naresuan Camp and later the royal ship HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej. The vessel, christened by His Majesty on October 16, 2019, and named in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, provided a mobile platform for following the competition from Cha-Am to Sattahip.

    The Royal Thai Navy, under royal patronage and in partnership with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, organized this cross-bay sailing competition. It not only marks the King’s birthday but also honors His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great’s legacy in promoting sailing sports.

    The historical significance of April 19th adds depth to the occasion, recalling the adventurous 1966 sailing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Then, he navigated an OK-class boat named “Vega” from Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, across the Gulf of Thailand to Ao Nawik Navy Bay. This 60 nautical mile journey, covered with a modest entourage, highlighted the enduring royal connection to the sea and sailing.

    Upon reaching Ao Nawik Navy Bay after 17 hours at sea, King Bhumibol Adulyadej ceremoniously planted the Royal Thai Navy flag at Ao Teoyngam Beach, embodying perseverance and resilience.

    This year’s sailing event also helped to continue the Royal Family’s tradition and passion for sailing. The event showcased not only the competitive spirit of international sailing but also the cultural heritage that continues to inspire and lead the nation.

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    20 April 20 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65968
  • Drought forces Hua Hin to reduce water supply during peak hours

    Hua Hin Municipality has announced drastic new measures in response to the severe drought crisis affecting the region. Effective from today (April 19), residents will experience reduced water pressure, a move aimed at conserving water stored in the area’s critical reservoirs. The decision comes as water levels in the Kaeng Krachan and Pranburi dams have […]

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    Hua Hin Municipality has announced drastic new measures in response to the severe drought crisis affecting the region.

    Effective from today (April 19), residents will experience reduced water pressure, a move aimed at conserving water stored in the area’s critical reservoirs.

    The decision comes as water levels in the Kaeng Krachan and Pranburi dams have dropped significantly, prompting local officials to implement intermittent reductions in water pressure.

    The reduced water pressure will occur during peak usage hours, specifically from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and again from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, or as conditions necessitate.

    During these times, households may notice weak water flow or potentially no water flow at all.

    Hua Hin Municipality urges residents to prepare for these changes by conserving water and storing it for use during the low-pressure intervals. The aim is to ensure that the available water supply is managed efficiently throughout the ongoing drought period.

    For residents needing assistance or further information regarding water usage, the Hua Hin Municipality Waterworks Department is available at phone numbers 0-3251-1667 and 0-3251-1677. Additionally, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation unit, which can also address emergency water issues, can be contacted at 0-3251-1666.

    The announcement from Hua Hin Municipality regarding the reduce water pressure

    The news comes after the Waterworks Department of Hua Hin Municipality earlier this month announced that the water supply in town would be rationed, highlighting the severity of the ongoing water shortage affecting the area.

    Hua Hin Today has spoken to residents in Khao Takiab who have not had a supply of water for more than one week, instead being forced to relying on water trucks to refil their tanks – at a cost of 600 THB per refill.

    One Hua Hin Today reader who lives near Hua Hin Airport claimed water had not been flowing to their property since early April.

    Officials say the problem is the result of little rainfall during the previous rainy season.

    The lack of rain earlier in the year has resulted in the region recording a 50% drop in rainfall compared to the five-year average, leading to a sharp reduction in water availability.

    Earlier this week, it was announced that the annual cloud seeding operations have started.

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    19 April 19 2024
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    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65962
  • PHOTOS: Here’s where to see thousands of butterflies near Hua Hin

    Nature enthusiasts and families are flocking to Ban Krang Camp near Hua Hin as the butterfly watching season gets underway. The camp, located in Kaeng Krachan National Park, is just a 1.5-hour drive from Hua Hin. Late April and May is the time when visitors can see thousands of butterflies. While this year’s butterfly watching […]

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    Nature enthusiasts and families are flocking to Ban Krang Camp near Hua Hin as the butterfly watching season gets underway.

    The camp, located in Kaeng Krachan National Park, is just a 1.5-hour drive from Hua Hin.

    Late April and May is the time when visitors can see thousands of butterflies.

    While this year’s butterfly watching season was slow to start, butterflies can now be seen at the camp. However, May is normally when most butterflies can be seen.

    Ban Krang is recognized for its high biodiversity, with approximately 280 to 400 different butterfly species thriving in the area. The variety of butterflies is attributed to the diverse plant life within the park, which provides a habitat for these insects. Despite the butterflies’ brief life span of 5 to 10 days, the site remains one of the best places in the region to see butterflies, especially in May when their numbers are expected to peak.

    The park staff caution visitors to enjoy the spectacle responsibly, advising against stepping on the delicate insects while taking photos.

    In addition to butterfly watching, Ban Krang offers several other activities such as nature walks, bird watching, and wildlife viewing, making it a perfect day out for those interested in the great outdoors.

    Access to Ban Krang Camp is straightforward, with parking available for visitors. Toilets, an information centre, and small restaurant are also at the camp.

    Like all national parks in Thailand, visitors are required to pay an entrance fee.

    The entrance fee is 60 baht per adult and 30 baht per child for locals, and 300 baht per adult and 150 baht per child for foreign tourists, plus an additional 30 baht per vehicle.

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    19 April 19 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=65948