Ang Thong

  • Thailand News

    Monk’s mysterious death unveils temple ‘whodunit’ in central Thailand

    The mysterious death of a 57 year old monk in a temple in Ang Thong province sparked a police investigation. The body was found in a monk’s hut, lying on the floor surrounded by a foul smell, with blood and yellow liquid on the ground. A lottery ticket for the October 1 draw was discovered in the hut, which drew…

  • Central Thailand News

    Night-time blaze claims the life of bed-ridden man in Ang Thong, Thailand

    A blaze ripped through a wooden house in the middle of the night, tragically claiming the life of a bed-ridden 48 year old man in Ang Thong province. His heartbroken father, who escaped by jumping from the house, was unable to save him. It took approximately an hour for fire officers and local volunteer groups to subdue the fire. The…

  • Crime News

    Wanted murder suspect captured after fatal shoot-out in Ang Thong

    A long-standing warrant offender was apprehended today after a shoot-out which led to a fatality in Ang Thong province, central Thailand. The suspect, a 36 year old man, murdered a 45 year old man. The suspect eventually wound up in hospital after injuring himself during the incident. Officers from Pho Thong Police Station, Wiset Chai Chan Police Station, and Mueang…

  • Thailand News

    Woman seeks lottery win with ancient Thai tree ritual

    A woman is seeking lottery luck at the renowned Mother Ta Kien shrine located near Kong Khanaram temple in Thailand’s Ang Thong province. Today, she performed a ritual and discovered matching numbers, sparking interest among fortune seekers. After performing a ritual, she surprisingly received the number 437. Then, she went on to sprinkle powder at the base of the Mother…

  • Thailand News

    Famous TiKTok star arrested for dangerous hitchhiking

    A famous TikTok star was arrested today after putting his life at risk dodging in and out of moving cars as he hitchhiked on the Ang Thong-Sing Buri Road in the central province of Ang Thong. Aun is a local celebrity due to his widely shared funny videos on social media but despite his fame, he has struggled with mental…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Forever flooded – how do we break the disastrous cycle?

    As part of the south braces for expected seasonal floods, a vast area of the lower north, including Nakhon Sawan, Ang Thong, and Isaan, remains inundated. An editorial in this morning’s Bangkok Post asks what we can do to prevent ourselves from being washed away in the tide. Many people have drowned over the past two months, and yesterday, an…

  • Thailand News

    50,000 chickens drown in flood at farm in central Thailand

    Shocking pictures of 50,000 dead chickens that drowned in floods at a farm in the central province of Ang Thong yesterday reveal a glimpse into the incomprehensive damage that relentless flooding continues to cause to farmers’ livelihoods in Thailand. Much of central Thailand is underwater after the Chao Phraya river overflowed again. Almost 20,000 households in Sing Buri province were impacted…

  • Transport News

    Angry central Thai locals go bananas over poor road conditions

    Residents in Ang Thong, in central Thailand, are so angry with officials in the Department of Rural Roads about the treacherous state of their roads that they have planted banana trees in the cracks of the tarmac in protest. Ang Thong locals have reported the dangerous conditions of their highways, roads and thoroughfares, to officials on a number of occasions…

  • Thailand News

    Fortune telling tarantula predicts lottery numbers in central Thailand

    A man from Ang Thong province in central Thailand believes that a tarantula in the forest can predict the future. So far, the tarantula has made two lottery predictions. The man reportedly waits day and night for the furry fortune teller to come out of its hole to see what it might predict next. When the man wants “Phaya Bung”…

  • Thailand News

    Python in central Thailand feasts on 10 chickens

    It wasn’t very difficult for rescue workers to catch a greedy python yesterday in Ang Thong province, central Thailand, after it ate ten chickens and couldn’t move. Staff from Ang Thong Provincial Rescue Association received a request yesterday to remove a large python which was asleep inside a chicken cage at a house in Pho Thong District. Police Lt. Col.…

  • Thailand News

    Storks take over mango farm in Ang Thong, owners put property up for sale

    The owner of a mango plantation is throwing in the white towel after her farm was overrun by storks. The 20-hectare farm in the central Ang Thong province is now up for sale, and the owner says that the farm can no longer operate thanks to the new residents. The birds came 3 years ago, according to what the owner…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Communities around the Chao Phraya River see more flooding

    Around Thailand, riverside communities have been plagued with flooding as the high tides have raised water levels on the Chao Phraya River. In Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, there are no floodwalls and residents are being warned against possible flooding again today. The Chao Phraya River will likely reach its highest level of the year with today’s high tide, bringing flooding…

  • Thailand News

    Monk uses electric cart on morning alms, other monks reportedly not thrilled

    A monk in the central Thai province of Ang Thong is being chastised by his higher-ups for using an electric cart to expedite his morning alms. The higher-ups have called his actions “inappropriate”. Wanchai Dhammatharo of Ang Thong City’s Wat Channimitr has been ordered by the chief of the Ang Thong Provincial Office of Buddhism, Sakdanai Woradetch, and Sakdani’s team…

  • Events

    Houseowner discovers 3,000 year old skeletons on land in Ang Thong province

    A houseowner in the central province of Ang Thong, has discovered 3 skeletons on his land that are thought to be over 3,000 years old. 54 year old Somkiat Briboon says this most recent discovery isn’t the first, as the first lot of bones was found last year after preparing his 17 rai worth of land, in Sawang Ha District,…

  • Thailand News

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

    249 new Covid-19 infections have been reported today in the daily briefing. Thailand now has 3,914 active cases and has reported a total of 10,547 cases with 67 fatalities since last year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesperson, apparently with a Covid crystal ball, speculated that the number of daily new cases is expected to decrease and significantly slow…

  • Tourism News

    Ang Thong National Park – Thailand’s most beautiful islands?

    Today Manit takes you to Thailand’s second-largest island Koh Samui and then on to the stunning Ang Thong National Marine Park off the coast of Surat Thani in the Gulf of Thailand to seek the answer to the question… are the Ang Thong National Marine Park islands Thailand’s most beautiful. Then we will explore a magnificent turquoise lagoon, enjoy paddling…

  • Environment News

    Two more Thai marine parks declared ASEAN heritage parks

    PHOTO: bluestars.info “The two marine parks are Thailand’s fifth and sixth to be given the status of ASEAN heritage parks.” Two southern Thailand national parks have been recognised as ASEAN heritage parks at this week’s 15th ASEAN environment ministers’ meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the home of Angkor Wat. Warawut Silpa-archa, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, told reporters the…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Weekend flooding threatens provinces in the Chao Phraya basin

    PHOTO: tna.mcot.net The Royal Irrigation Department has issued an urgent flood alert for seven provinces as more water is released from the reservoirs feeding the Chao Phraya dam at Chai Nat province in central Thailand (map below). Residents in the seven provinces are being advised to monitor water levels closely as the water is released. Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing…

  • Crime NewsClass bully shot dead at school reunion in Thailand | Thaiger

    Class bully shot dead at school reunion in Thailand

    PHOTOs: Worldofbuzz.com A man attending a school reunion in Ang Thong, central Thailand, has taken revenge on the pupil who bullied him over 50 years ago, by shooting him dead at the event. Thanapat Anakesri, a 69 year old retired Marine, confronted Suthat Kosayamat, also 69, at the end of an evening of eating, drinking, and reminiscing, and reminded him…

  • Bangkok News

    Monks behaving badly, ending up in hospital

    Two monks have become embroiled in a drunken brawl north of Bangkok last night. The two were injured in a skuffle and knife fight after they drank together at their temple in Ang Thong’s Pa Mok district. Local police were called to Wat Amphawan at 11pm. When police arrived they found 52 year old Phra Wannop Roengjai soaked in blood.…