Lopburi

  • Thailand News

    Plan to end monkey business in Lopburi faces roadblock

    The Thai authorities in Lopburi have captured more than 1,000 monkeys causing disruptions for locals and tourists, but issues of insufficient care facilities have arisen, prompting an urgent budget from the Ministry of Interior. The capture initiative started in mid-May and involved setting up cages to trap the monkeys, which are then given health checks, sterilised, and relocated to a sanctuary.…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi puts an end to macaque monkey business in new operation

    The Thai authorities in Lopburi launched a new initiative to tackle the escalating issue of a burgeoning macaque population causing disturbances to tourists and locals alike in Mueang Lopburi’s old town. The initiative was spearheaded by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in collaboration with Mueang Lopburi Municipality. They aim to capture, sterilise, and relocate between 800…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi monkey mayhem: Biker crashes over stolen durian

    A Lopburi monkey caused chaos by leaping onto a motorcycle and snatching a bag of durian, leading to the rider crashing and sustaining injuries. The incident, captured on video, showed the monkey seizing the bag from a man riding past Phra Prang Sam Yot, resulting in the rider being bitten and requiring hospital treatment. Doctors indicated that the wounds were…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi authorities struggle to capture monkeys amid heavy rain

    Lopburi authorities have launched a major operation to capture over 30 monkeys from buildings amidst heavy rain, but the intelligent primates have proven difficult to trap. Authorities from the Department of National Parks (DNP) and Lopburi Municipality set up large monkey traps, each measuring 1.8 metres wide, 1.8 metres tall, and 15 metres long, in various parts of Lopburi city,…

  • Thailand News

    27 mischievous macaques relocated to new high-security habitat

    To curb the rising menace of aggressive macaques terrorising Lopburi, officials unveiled a new sanctuary at the Pho Khao Ton Monkey Garden. The first 27 macaques were ceremoniously released into their luxurious new home yesterday, May 16, complete with a pool and swinging vines fashioned from motorcycle tyres. This relocation is the province’s strategic response to the escalating conflicts between…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi salon owner narrowly avoids sexual assault

    A beauty salon owner in Lopburi province narrowly escaped an assault after a man repeatedly walked past her shop before attempting to force himself upon her. The incident was later brought to public attention through a cautionary post on the Facebook page Social Hunter Reborn V3. The Facebook post included an image of the alleged perpetrator, who was dressed in…

  • Thailand News

    DNP denies plans to transfer Lop Buri macaques to Khao Yai

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) dismissed allegations that it plans to transfer macaques from Lop Buri to Khao Yai National Park. Atthapol Charoenchansa, the Director-General of DNP, clarified this during a media briefing yesterday, April 3. The director general discussed an action plan intended to manage the monkeys causing disturbances to Lop Buri residents and…

  • Thailand News

    Man confesses to killing wife after hiding body in Lopburi

    A 58 year old man in Lopburi confessed to the murder of his wife, after nearly a year of deceitfully pretending to search for her. The case came to light when the man’s behaviour raised suspicions among the police, leading to the discovery of his wife’s buried remains next to their home in Lopburi Province. The victim’s 44 year old…

  • Thailand News

    Monkey mayhem: Lopburi locals go bananas over macaque move

    Khao Phra subdistrict residents and community leaders in Nakhon Nayok province protest a scheme to temporarily accommodate a group of 50 macaques from Lopburi province. Fearing potential attacks and chaos, locals stand firm against the plan proposed by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). The DNP’s strategy aims to address the escalating aggression of Lopburi monkeys,…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi man kills 3 in family feud, including wife’s uncle

    In a harrowing family tragedy in Lopburi, a man brutally shot and killed his wife’s uncle and two friends in a fit of rage. The incident, fueled by a deep-seated grudge, occurred today, March 21. Police Colonel Jessada Promsuwan, Chief Inspector of the Ma Now Wan Police Station, led an investigation team to the scene after being notified of the…

  • Thailand News

    Roses from the Tourist Police on Valentine’s Day in Lopburi

    Tourists in Lopburi were greeted with an unexpected gesture of goodwill this Valentine’s Day, as the city’s Tourist Police distributed roses to visitors. The act of kindness was part of a broader initiative to ensure safety and spread good cheer among locals and foreigners alike. Patrols were not only focused on maintaining order and safety but also on fostering a…

  • Thailand News

    Tragic collision in Lopburi: Pickup truck hits student transport, 1 dead and 29 injured

    An accident unfolded at the intersection of Wat Jai when a woman driving a pickup truck collided with a student transport vehicle, resulting in the vehicle flipping over and leaving it severely damaged. The driver, a 66 year old man named Boonjong (surname withheld), lost his life at the scene. The incident also resulted in injuries for 29 others, including…

  • Thailand News

    Phantom frenzy: Lopburi locals hunt for notorious ghost causing sleepless nights (video)

    Residents of Lopburi are on a hunt for a notorious ghost, causing sleepless nights due to its eerie presence in central Thailand. A 70 year old pig farmer, Wichien, today revealed he encountered this ghost twice. The hunt has sparked excitement and fear among residents who have taken to TikTok to document their thrilling ghost hunts. Wichien’s first encounter with…

  • Crime News

    LAO officer’s pill-fering antics: Trafficking two million amphetamine pills

    A senior officer from a Local Administrative Organisation (LAO) in Lopburi province has been apprehended for trafficking two million amphetamine tablets. The officer, who confessed to having been involved in 12 such operations, was paid 150,000 baht per job. Police officers from Chiang Rai’s Provincial Police Division, Pan Police Station, Border Patrol Police Division 5, Northern Border Drug Prevention and…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi homeowners swing into action against monkey invasion

    Homeowners in Lopburi province are calling for assistance from authorities as they battle an ongoing monkey invasion. The primates are wreaking havoc, causing significant damage to the properties and possessions of Lopburi residents and homeowners who are living in fear. A user on TikTok has highlighted the severity of the issue by posting a distressing clip of monkeys vandalising a…

  • Thailand News

    Lopburi teacher’s close call in car fire due to suspected engine malfunction

    A teacher narrowly escaped a car fiery mishap while en route to school earlier today, suspecting that an engine malfunction may have sparked the fire. At exactly 07,49am, the Ban Mi Municipality’s Fire and Rescue team were alerted of the burning car incident occurring near the Ban Mi Municipality Sports ground, in the Pon Thong sub-district, Lopburi province. The scene greeted…

  • Thailand News

    Ancient dreams become a bone-chilling reality as homeowner uncovers hidden secrets in Lopburi province

    The construction of a bathroom at a property located in Lopburi province has unexpectedly unveiled an ancient secret. The homeowner reported an unusual occurrence of dreams about an ancient woman that led to every homeowner’s worst nightmare – the unearthing of human remains. Thanyanan revealed that in his dreams he was asked by an ancient lady to dig up her…

  • Crime News

    Notorious scammer behind 3 million baht online fraud arrested in Thailand

    A notorious scammer has been arrested for deceiving people through online sales. The 31 year old man, known as Pop Bueng Sam Phan, allegedly conned around 3 million baht (US$85,599) from his victims, who complained to the police and prompted an investigation. The suspect has a history of criminal records spanning the past six years, including prior arrests for drug-related…

  • Thailand News

    Tractor accident kills driver in Lopburi, workers shocked at discovering body

    A 69 year old farmer was crushed to death by his overturned tractor in a forest in Lopburi province, Thailand yesterday. Authorities and rescue workers were called to the scene where they discovered the flipped farm vehicle with the man’s body beneath it. At the site of the accident, investigators found the toppled tractor laying on top of the farmer, Chatchai…

  • Crime News

    Lopburi fraud: Thai philanthropist scams locals for millions

    Residents of Lopburi province have reported a well-known local entrepreneur for allegedly defrauding them of millions of baht under the guise of a charitable investor. The victims claim they were lured into investing and purchasing shares in the perpetrator’s ventures, but were left with unpaid debts and empty promises. Today, knowing the businessman by his work in the community and…

  • Crime News

    Thai man stabs wife 21 times before driving into Chao Phraya River

    A Thai man stabbed his wife to death in Lopburi province, central Thailand, today before attempting to commit suicide by driving his Chevrolet pickup truck into the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya province. However, the killer was saved by one of his relatives who happened to be fishing at the riverbank. This morning, officers at Ban Kum…

  • Thailand News

    10 people injured after drunk crashes car into ordination ceremony

    A drunk driver crashed his car into an ordination ceremony at a temple in the central province of Lopburi on Saturday because of an alleged grievance with the event host. Ten people were injured at the scene with two suffering serious injuries. Officers from Koke Samrong Police Station and the Koke Samrong Hospital rescue team rushed to the Khao Saphan…

  • Tourism News

    Take the slow train to monkey city

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is offering trips on a slow train to monkey city, from Bangkok to Lopburi in the Northeast Thailand, on the refurbished Kiha 183 diesel-powered trains from Japan. The trips this weekend and next will cost 599 baht. Only 200 seats will be available each day. The train leaves Bangkok’s historic Hua Lamphong Railway Station…

  • Things To Do

    Thailand’s monkey feast festival in Lopburi attracts raucous crowd

    Thailand’s monkey feast festival in Lopburi is definitely not to everyone’s taste but it certainly attracts a raucous crowd. A banquet fit for the Monkey King was laid before Lopburi’s massed monkeys on Sunday – the last in November – at the annual simian celebration in central Thailand. Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, home to King…

  • Crime News

    Children falsely accuse village drunk of murdering 6 year old in central Thailand

    Yesterday evening, a 6 year old boy drowned in a lake in Lopburi province in central Thailand. The boy’s 7 year old brother and 5 year old friend told police that an alcoholic man who lives nearby strangled the child and held his body under the water until he died. However, the police’s investigation reveals that the children’s accusation is…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand ramps up monkey population control efforts

    Thailand is ramping up simian sterilisation projects to get the country’s urban monkey population under control, especially in Lopburi city in central Thailand, which is famous for its huge macaque population. So far this year, a total of 624 monkeys have been neutered and released back onto the streets. Lopburi’s macaques once depended on tourists to feed them but were…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s monkeys are starving due to fear of monkeypox

    Monkeys in Lopburi, central Thailand, are starving because tourists have stopped feeding them in fear of the “monkeypox epidemic,” despite no cases being recorded so far in the kingdom. The atmosphere of Lopburi city, famous for its monkey population, has been significantly disrupted since the monkeypox epidemic began, despite the epidemic being centred in Europe, the USA and Australia. Usually,…

  • Phuket News

    Anti-Corruption Commission ranked Phuket least corrupt province

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission has ranked Phuket as the least corrupt of the 77 provinces in Thailand after evaluating government agencies. Phuket Vice Governor Piyapong Choowong was presented with a plaque at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday to commemorate the achievement on International Anti-Corruption Day. Phuket made an impressive climb to the number one spot, having ranked 25th in last years…

  • Thailand News

    Temperature drop affects Lop Buri’s monkeys

    The quick drop of temperature is affecting thousands of monkeys living around Lop Buri’s Phra Prang Sam Yot and San Phra Kan Shrine. Villagers say monkeys were shivering and cuddling each other during last night’s strong winds. Some of the monkeys are staying in their shelter to keep warm. They’re also less likely to leave their shelters for food or…

  • Central Thailand News

    Woman held on suspicion of murdering disabled father

    Police in the central province of Lopburi have apprehended a woman they suspect is responsible for murdering her disabled father. The arrest comes after the 63 year old man’s body was found by the side of the road, not far from his home. Officers believe his daughter had help from a friend and speculated that substance abuse may have led…