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  • Thailand News

    Three distinct prehistoric animal fossils unearthed in Khon Kaen

    A new discovery has surfaced in the Tambon Muang Wan region of Nam Phong district, Khon Kaen, as fossils of three different prehistoric animals have been unearthed. This comes as an addition to the previous findings in the same area. The analysis of the collected fossils is being undertaken by a team led by Sasa-On Khansubha, a palaeontologist affiliated with…

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    Ancient dinosaur fossils discovered in Khon Kaen

    Dinosaur fossils, estimated to be between 100 million to 110 million years old, have been unearthed in the Nam Phong district of Khon Kaen. The fossils, thought to be from the sauropod and spinosaurid species, were discovered by a team from the Department of Mineral Resources, led by Sasa-On Khansubha, a palaeontologist from the Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum. The initial investigation…

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    Marine animal fossils from Permian period discovered near ancient Si Thep town

    Unearthed in the vicinity of Si Thep ancient town, Phetchabun, a trove of marine animal fossils dating back over 250 million years have been uncovered, shedding light on the region’s ancient history. Apsorn Sardsud, leading the Geology Division Department of Mineral Resources Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, shared that the archaeological team discovered fossil remains in tambon Ban Phot,…

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    Jurassic spark: Doctoral student unearths dinosaur fossils at iconic excavation site in Thailand

    A Thai doctoral student made a significant discovery of dinosaur fossils at the Phu Noi Excavation Site, known throughout the kingdom as the Jurassic Park of Thailand, in the Isaan province of Kalasin. The fossils were identified as a new species of dinosaur in Thailand and the world and named Minimocursor Phunoiensis. The Department of Mineral Resources of Thailand today…

  • Krabi News

    700,000 year old fossils found in Krabi cave

    A physician is urging state agencies to conduct a scientific survey of a Krabi cave where he found fossils of suspected prehistoric Java rhinos and hyenas. He believes the cave in Tambon Ao Luek Nuea could have potential to become a new archaeological site. Dr Samart Srikarn had been informally surveying Yai Ruak Cave when he came across the ancient specimens…

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    Krabi: Erosion threatens fossils on Andaman coast

    By Sitthichai Sikhawat Known as ‘The 75 million-year-old shell cemetery’, the mollusk fossil-filled beach at the Andaman coastal province of Krabi is now facing erosion after being damaged by strong currents over the past two years, a senior official at the Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park said on Sunday. Conserving the 40 centimetre thick fossil layer on…

  • Phuket News

    Storms damage famous fossils in Krabi

    KRABI: Geologists are seeking a solution to preserve one of Thailand’s largest fossil sites, after it was damaged by monsoon waves. Naturally-formed slabs of fossilized shells, believed to be about 75 million years old, at Fossil Shell Beach – locally known as ‘Susan Hoi’ – have broken off recently. The beachfront site in Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi…

  • Phuket News

    Fossils found in Krabi

    KRABI: Fossilized bones, possibly those of a dinosaur, have been discovered in a stream bed in Krabi. Locals stumbled across the fossils half-buried in the bank of Khlong Paklao in Na Nuea, a sub-district Ao Luek District, after the water level in the stream dropped to about half a meter following an extended period of drought. The petrified bones are…

  • Phuket News

    Krabi farm owners pleads for return of fossils

    PHUKET: The owner of a plot of land in Krabi, believed to be the site of a massive shell fossil discovery, has asked for people to return the fossils stolen from his land and not to steal any more of them . Chob Pankaew, 55, announced news of the discovery of a huge collection of fossil shells on his farm…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand eggs on dino-mite park proposal for roaring revenue

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) proposed hatching a dinosaur-themed park in Khon Kaen to give tourism a Jurassic boost and bone-rattling revenue for the northeastern region. Seksan Sripraiwa, director of the Khon Kaen TAT office, urged the government to team up with the private sector to make this dino-mite project a reality, citing the region’s geological significance, including the…

  • Thailand News

    Princess Sirindhorn’s stunning photography exhibition at BACC

    The Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre currently holds an exhibition by Thailand’s royal photographer, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Those familiar with the photographs taken by the late King Rama IX will recognise the shared passion for photography and the arts of the princess and her late father. The Thai public has grown accustomed to seeing at least one camera…

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    Thai Princess inspires naming of newly discovered trilobite species in Thailand (video)

    In a groundbreaking revelation, British researchers have unearthed a captivating new species of trilobites in the coastal realms of Thailand, unravelling profound insights into Earth’s evolutionary tapestry and primordial geographic transformations. Trilobites, erstwhile denizens of the ancient seas distinguished by their distinctive half-moon-shaped craniums and the extraordinary ability to respire through their legs, walked the oceanic realms approximately 490 million…

  • World News

    Fossil discovery: Ugandan scientists unearth 20 million year old anthracothere fossil, sparking debates

    An extraordinary fossil discovery has been reported by a team of Ugandan scientists who’ve unearthed a large femur bone fossil. With an estimated age of approximately 19 to 20 million years, the bone is believed to belong to an anthracothere, an animal akin to a hippopotamus but significantly larger in height and length. The fascinating fossil discovery came from the…

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    Ancient dinosaur footprints discovered in Phetchabun’s Nam Nao district

    In Phetchabun’s Nam Nao district, a set of ancient dinosaur footprints believed to be about 225 million years old have been uncovered, according to the Department of Mineral Resources. The ancient footprints were discovered in a dried-up creek at the Huai Hin Lat rock formation, sparking interest among experts. Upon the discovery, staff from the Mineral Resources Office Region 1…

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    A fun-filled adventure: Visiting top amusement parks in Thailand

    Still don’t know where to go for your next holiday in Thailand? Why not try to go to a theme park? An amusement and theme park with an interest in Thailand could be a great way to showcase the culture and attractions of Thailand in a fun and exciting way. Here are some of the best amusement and theme parks…

  • World News

    US $6.1 million paid for rare Gorgosaurus dinosaur skeleton

    Got a couple of million dollars to blow and loved the latest Jurassic Park movie? You just missed your chance to own a rare dinosaur skeleton, as a rare Gorgosaurus fossil just sold at auction for US$6.1 million. The high bid was the fifth most expensive dinosaur sales ever. Sales like this are rare as most countries consider fossils from…

  • Bangkok News

    Whale skeleton around 3,000-5,000 years old found in Samut Sakhon

    A whale skeleton estimated to be around 3,000 to 5,000 years old was found in Samut Sakhon, just west of Bangkok, about 12 kilometres inland from the coastline. The bones will be carbon dated to determine a more precise age. The Natural Resources and Environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa says the bones resemble the Bryde’s whale. About 50 Bryde’s whales live…

  • Thailand Protest News

    #ByeByeDinosaurs – Jurassic Park comes to Bangkok’s streets

    Jurassic Park meets Bangkok politics. Some students attending yesterday’s Bad Student protest in Bangkok dressed in dinosaur costumes to represent Thailand’s establishment. The high school-aged students are joining in the calls for the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign and reform of the Thai monarchy. They are also demanding reform of Thailand’s education system and an end to sexual abuse…

  • World News

    Dinosaur footprints resembling T-Rex found in Australia

    Fossilised dinosaur footprints discovered in Australia have indicated that dinosaurs almost as large as the North American Tyrannosaurus Rex also roamed the lands down under. The footprints, measuring almost 80cm long, were discovered some 90 years ago by coal miners in Queensland and they appear to be older than the T. Rex fossils by about 90 million years. The difference…

  • Northern Thailand News

    An 80 million year old carnivorous dinosaur from Thailand identified

    PHOTO: Thai PBS A Thai PhD student, studying overseas, has identified some bones of a dinosaur wandering around the mountains of Khon Kaen 80 million years ago. Fossilised bones, unearthed on a mountain in Khon Kaen nearly 30 years ago, have been identified as belonging to a previously unknown carnivorous dinosaur. Thai PBS says the the bones were unearthed on…

  • World News

    World News: Jurassic park will never be – cloning dinosaurs ruled out

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Australian scientists rule out cloning dinosaurs one day Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: Australian scientists have found that bonds in a DNA strand could survive up to 6.8 million years under ideal conditions, longer than previously thought but ruling out the possibility of one day…

  • Phuket News

    Fossil shell cemetery discovered in Krabi

    PHUKET: A villager clearing land to plant oil palm trees in Krabi last month unearthed what he believes is fossil graveyard.Since the original discovery, Chob Pankaew has had regular visits from the residents of Nong Phak Bung village in Klong Thom district, all coming to see the fossils.“Two weeks ago, I was clearing the land ready to plant oil palm…

  • Thai Life

    Phuket Lifestyle: A place for old bones

    PHUKET: Dinosaurs are taking a holiday in Phuket, along with all the other old bones on the island, in a travelling museum exhibition which opened on August 28. The free-entry exhibition, about paleontological and geological discoveries in Thailand, will be open daily at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) between 8:30am and 4:30pm until September 16. “Our aim is to…

  • Phuket News

    Dinosaurs heading for Phuket holidays

    PHUKET: Dinosaurs are taking a holiday in Phuket, along with all the other old bones on the island, in a travelling museum exhibition open from August 28 to September 16. The free-entry exhibition, with information in Thai and English about paleontological and geological discoveries in Thailand, will be open daily at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) between 8:30am and…

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    Phuket packaged in smiles by Nok

    Phuket NEWS Hound – A daily digest of news from around the world compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community. PHUKET: Nok Air has relaunched its Smile Packages to Phuket, but this time they are grouped into categories — ‘Free and Easy’, Adventure’, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Sightseeing’. The promotion is valid until September 30. According to TTR Weekly, the packages…