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  • Thailand News

    New canal bridge in Ayutthaya opens to boost local travel

    The new bridge over Bang Luang Canal in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya has officially opened, enhancing travel for residents between the two sides of the canal to important locations. This significant development aims to improve both economic and social aspects for the local communities. Director-General of the Department of Rural Roads Aphirat Chaiyavongnoi announced the completion of the Bang Luang…

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    Honda to cease productions in Ayutthaya by 2025, EV competition

    Honda Motor will cease vehicle production at its Ayutthaya factory by 2025, redirecting its efforts to consolidate operations at the Prachin Buri plant, the company announced today, July 9. This strategic shift underscores the increasing challenges Japan’s second-largest automaker faces in Southeast Asia, as Chinese brands aggressively vie for market share in Thailand amidst rising consumer interest in electric vehicles…

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    Cobra in new motorcycle sparks three-hour rescue in Ayutthaya

    A spitting cobra slithered into a new motorcycle, prompting a three-hour rescue mission by local authorities. The 46 year old owner, who recently acquired the vehicle, believes the snake might bring good luck, as she just received the new license plate. Emergency services in Ayutthaya were alerted by a resident needing assistance to capture a cobra inside a motorcycle parked…

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    Slippery roads send bus sliding into median in Ayutthaya

    Heavy rainfall and slippery roads have led to a series of accidents, including a bus carrying over 30 passengers that veered off into a median strip. The incident occurred at 4am today in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. The night-long downpour in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya resulted in extremely slippery road conditions. A white six-wheel truck with Yasothon registration lost…

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    Factory shuttle bus tyre explosion injures 16 near Ayutthaya

    A factory shuttle bus suffered a left front tyre explosion, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and injure 16 people. The incident occurred at 6.30pm yesterday near the Ayutthaya Interchange. The accident was reported to the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Police Station by Deputy Inspector Wutthiphat Chuaykhit. Authorities, including officers from the Phutthaisawan Foundation and Ruamkatanyu Foundation, promptly…

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    Man with sword alarms residents in Ayutthaya historical park

    Residents of Ayutthaya were alarmed by a man walking around a historical park with a sword, claiming he borrowed it from a friend and had no intention of harming anyone. The police were alerted to the situation today and responded promptly. Police officers from Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Station received reports from concerned citizens about a Thai man seen carrying…

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    Jealous husband kills wife in Ayutthaya shooting spree

    A domestic dispute turned deadly when a jealous husband fired shots at his relatives yesterday, leaving one severely injured, before fatally shooting his wife in the head while they were playing games outside their home in Ayutthaya Province. The deceased has been identified as 42 year old Sukanya Yenbumrung, who was shot in the head. Another relative, 24 year old…

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    A deep dive into Ayutthaya history in each aspect

    Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Thailand’s cultural history as we delve into the intriguing era of the Ayutthaya period. A time when art and culture flourished, and the Kingdom of Siam, now Thailand, was a bustling hub of trade and prosperity. The Ayutthaya period, spanning from 1350 to 1767 CE, was marked by the rise of a distinct…

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    The remarkable legacy of Ayutthaya

    Situated at the core of Thailand, Ayutthaya presents itself as a portal to another era. This venerable city offers extensive insights into the nation’s historical narrative. Once thriving as the capital, it is now enveloped by remarkable temples and ruins that have withstood the test of time, serving as enduring markers of Ayutthaya’s significant events and cultural heritage. However, Ayutthaya…

  • Pattaya News

    Illegal chemical warehouse in Ayutthaya razed by overnight inferno

    An inferno swept through an unauthorised chemical warehouse in Phachi, Ayutthaya, leading to the combustion of over four tonnes of impounded chemical waste. Thai media outlets first broke the news of the fire at 6pm, yesterday, May 1, depicting a scene of roaring flames and a thick blanket of chemical smoke suffocating the area. The pungent smell that pervaded the…

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    Ayutthaya chemical fire leads to Phachi Hospital shutdown

    A chemical warehouse fire in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province caused widespread chaos, leading to the temporary closure of Phachi Hospital and the establishment of an emergency field hospital and evacuation centre. The fire, which was brought under control at 10pm yesterday, May 1, forced locals to flee their homes and seek temporary shelter. The fire broke out in a…

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    Factory owner donates 100,000 baht to Ayutthaya Ashram statue

    In a charitable act, a factory owner donated a generous sum of 100,000 baht to construct a large statue of Father Ruesi Naen, following a windfall of 1 million baht. The donation ceremony occurred at the Ruesi Naen Ashram in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, where members of the public gathered today to seek blessings and examine the auspicious numbers floating…

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    Thai man fatally struck by train in Ayutthaya

    Tragedy struck yesterday when a 42 year old Thai man was killed by an oncoming train in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. The incident occurred at approximately 8.30pm near the Wat Phanan Choeng area, as reported by Police Lieutenant Colonel Thongchai Kaewjaroon, an investigator at the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Police Station. The deceased, identified as Apisit Pumkokgruad, was sitting…

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    Elderly man arrested in Ayutthaya after fatal shooting of wife

    Police captured a 72 year old man following a cross-province manhunt after he fatally shot his 75 year old wife, and fled to his hometown in Ayutthaya with the murder weapon in hand. The arrest occurred after meticulous investigative work pinpointed his hiding place. The tragic incident unfolded on Saturday, March 23 when the suspect, Veera, in a fit of…

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    Monk arrested for sexual assault of teen in Ayutthaya temple

    A young monk has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault and abuse of a teenage girl inside a temple in Ayutthaya province on Monday. The teen’s 37 year old mother Ratri has been left distraught after her 14 year old daughter, referred to as A for privacy, became a victim of a heinous crime within the supposed sanctuary of…

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    Buddha comeback: Stolen Ayutthaya-era relic found, worth millions

    A significant cultural relic has been recovered following a brazen theft from Wat Pratu Sarn in Suphan Buri province. The priceless statue, an Ayutthaya-era Buddha image, along with other valuables estimated to be worth over 10 million baht, was stolen in the early hours of yesterday and found abandoned by the roadside. Authorities are now urging the return of the remaining…

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    Ayutthaya meth bust nets 10 million pills worth 500 million baht

    A major drug bust involving 10 million methamphetamine pills, valued at 500 million baht (US$13.9 million), was thwarted by authorities in Ayutthaya province. The capture was made possible after a meticulous tracking operation, leading to the arrest of two suspects who attempted to disguise the illicit cargo amidst vegetables on a six-wheeled truck. Late yesterday night, at around 11pm, law…

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    Ride historic steam trains from Bangkok to Ayutthaya on March 26

    In a nostalgic nod to the past, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is reviving history with a special train journey from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. Commemorating SRT’s 127th anniversary on March 26, the trip honours the inauguration of the rail link between the current and former capital cities back in 1896 by King Rama V. Passengers will have the unique…

  • Road deaths

    High-speed car chase in Ayutthaya ends with crash and drug arrest

    A high-speed car chase on Asia Road in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province ended in a dramatic crash and arrest yesterday at 6.30pm. Police apprehended a 34 year old factory worker after his blue Mitsubishi Mirage, with the license plate กน 5928, flipped several times and came to a wrecked halt at kilometre 10 in Bang Pa-in district. The incident…

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    Thailand’s cultural marvel: Khon dance meets history in Ayutthaya

    In a fusion of ancient artistry and historical grandeur, the Khon masked dance will weave its enchanting tales against the backdrop of Ayutthaya next month. This cultural extravaganza promises to be a visual feast, celebrating Thailand’s vibrant legacy in a way never seen before. Part of the esteemed Ayutthaya Sundown 2024 programme by the Ministry of Culture, this Khon performance…

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    Boy, 12, killed in horrific Ayutthaya Road accident

    A tragic incident occurred in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province when a 12 year old boy lost his life in a road accident involving a motorcycle and a truck. The incident happened near a U-turn bridge on the Asia Road, heading towards Bangkok, around the 11-kilometre mark in Bang Pa-in District. At the scene, authorities discovered the body of the…

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    Three-year-old girl drowns in Ayutthaya canal near temple

    A tragic incident unfolded today at 1.30am when a three year old girl, Fasai, drowned in a canal opposite the Chumphon Nikayaram Rajaworawihan Temple in the district of Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya province. The child’s distraught parents, 48 year old Kasem, and 28 year old Matana were inconsolable upon the discovery of their daughter’s body, crying out her name in a…

  • Road deaths

    Drowsy driver crashes pickup into Ayutthaya eatery, residents in shock

    A pickup truck crashed into a local eatery in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya causing shock and turmoil among the residents. The driver, a 30 year old woman, reported falling asleep at the wheel during her journey home. The event did not result in severe injuries or fatalities, thanks largely to the vehicle’s fortunate miss of an electricity pole. At around…

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    Minivan driver confesses to overloading after fatal crash in Ayutthaya

    A minivan driver, fleeing a deadly accident was apprehended early this morning. The tyre of his vehicle exploded, causing it to crash into a tree and kill a front-seat passenger. The driver, who was found hiding in a hotel in Ayutthaya, confessed to being in shock and fear of prosecution. He admitted to unlawfully carrying more passengers than permitted. The…

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    New year’s eve chanting ceremony at Ayutthaya’s Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon temple

    On December 31, Buddhist devotees convened at the significant Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon temple in Ayutthaya province for the annual New Year’s Eve chanting ceremony. The evening event included meditation and listening to Dhamma preaching, culminating in the chanting of Buddhist mantras to usher in the New Year. The attendees, dressed in white, came as families and young individuals. The…

  • Road deaths

    Young man dies in horrific road accident in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

    A 25 year old man tragically lost his life in a shocking road accident when his all-new pickup truck veered off the road and collided with a large tree in the early hours of today. The horrifying crash, which occurred at 1.25am today, led to the dismemberment of the man’s limb and his instantaneous death. The wreckage of the bronze-silver…

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    Thailand government expands Red Line electric train to Ayutthaya and Nakhon Pathom

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has received a directive from the government to broaden the Red Line electric train system to include Ayutthaya and Nakhon Pathom. Surapong Piyachote, Deputy Transport Minister, on Wednesday disclosed that the existing 8.8 kilometer stretch from Rangsit to Thammasat University’s Rangsit Campus will be extended to Ayutthaya. In a similar vein, the 14.8 kilometer…

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    Child injured by firework debris during Ayutthaya’s Loy Krathong Festival

    A four year old boy suffered a head injury during a Loy Krathong Festival in Ayutthaya when debris from a firework struck his head. His mother is demanding accountability as she recounted the terrifying moment at 8.30pm when her son cried out in pain from the unexpected injury. The incident occurred at Wat Boromwong Isararam’s riverfront in the Suan Phrik…

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    Ayutthaya sundown: Experience history at night in special event

    Ayutthaya Historical Park has invited the public to the Ayutthaya Sundown event at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a significant historical site. The event, aimed at promoting Thailand’s soft power policy, allows visitors to explore the ancient temple at night from today to November 21. The initiative, supported by the government’s Thailand Creative Content Agency (THACCA), is geared towards making Thailand a global…

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    Sino-Thai rail project advances with 13.3km track deal in Ayutthaya

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is set to ink a deal this month with Boonchai Panich (1979) Co Ltd, for the construction of a 13.3-kilometre rail track between Ban Pho and Phra Kaeo in Ayutthaya province. This development is a part of the ambitious Sino-Thai rail project stretching from Bangkok to Nong Khai. Nirut Maneephan, SRT’s governor, unveiled this…