Connect with us

News

Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong

Thaiger

Published

 on 

At 9 am today (December 5), Patong Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup, hosted the official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall as the new attraction in Patong, even though it’s been there all the time.

“As today is the birthday of The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, we agreed to officially open the waterfall to the public on this special day. Patong Municipality had the idea with our local community to make Wang Kee On Waterfall the new eco-tourism destination for both locals and tourists, right in the heart of Patong. This place has a long and interesting history, which is worth preserving for future generations,” said the mayor.

Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong | News by Thaiger Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong | News by Thaiger

“On March 11, 1959 King Bhumibol Adulyadej paid a visit to the waterfall during his trip to Patong. In 2014, we started to raise a fund under the name of Wang Kee On Waterfall administration committee, which included both officials and locals, to buy the land in front of the waterfall to reopen it again. It cost the Committee 10 million Baht and a year later, Patong municipality arranged an additional 10 million Baht budget to make the study centre. Another 10 million Baht budget was also set last year to treat the water in the waterfall and to redirect some of the waste water which was flowing into it. In July, the centre was completed.”

Meanwhile, Wirun Kingkaew, a local Patong resident and a volunteer developing the waterfall site, says that he is very glad to be a part of reviving the water fall for the Patong community and visitors.

Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong | News by Thaiger Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong | News by Thaiger Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong | News by Thaiger

“I remember I used to jump in the water at the waterfall when I was young. It was clear and beautiful. There was no road or houses around like nowadays where businesses now occupy the land around the site and release wastewater in the waterfall. Fortunately, Patong Municipality approved a budget to separate wastewater drainage from the waterfall. The municipality and locals are also building 9 small dams at the waterfall making the water clear and clean as in the old days.”

Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong | News by Thaiger

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

collecting news

Follow Thaiger by email:

Pattaya5 hours ago

Man found dead, tangled in cables in Bang Lamung

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Japan makes donation of another 385,000 AstraZeneca vaccines

Tourism8 hours ago

Dusit Poll: Thailand is not ready for international reopening

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Myanmar9 hours ago

Burmeses junta leader not invited to ASEAN summit

Thailand10 hours ago

Covid-19 Sunday: 10,863 infections, 68 deaths, provincial data

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Moderna vaccine approved as a booster shot by US FDA

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Chulabhorn Royal Academy announces vaccine booster signups

Bangkok14 hours ago

Police say they know who cut the rope of dangling condo workers

Bangkok15 hours ago

MEA says electrical wires seen in Crowe tweet are not theirs

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

10 provinces on Ministry of Public Health Covid-19 watchlist

Krabi1 day ago

Krabi tourism businesses not thrilled about Thailand’s reopening

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

Thammasat University negotiates multiple deals for vaccines

Bangkok1 day ago

Bangkok prepares swab hubs, rules easing for city reopening

Bangkok1 day ago

Rescue workers cut stuck PVC pipe from man’s genitals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

Covid-19 Saturday Update: 10,648 cases, 82 deaths, provincial data

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending