Petchaburi

  • Thailand News

    Decomposing whale carcass found in Phetchaburi, Thailand

    A distressing discovery greeted the crew members of a fishing boat off the coast of Cha-am Beach in the Cha-am district of Phetchaburi. While navigating the waters, they happened upon the lifeless body of a Bryde’s whale, a sombre encounter that prompted immediate action. Responding to the call, a team comprising marine experts, and disaster prevention and mitigation officials, led…

  • Thailand News

    Petchaburi struggles with mounting macaque menace impacting locals and tourism

    In Thailand’s central-western Petchaburi province, trouble is brewing as locals, tourists, youth, and businesses alike voice their grievances over the nuisance caused by increasing numbers of crab-eating macaques. These primates, which are protected under Thai law as wildlife species, are becoming bothersome as their population expands rapidly. The macaques, which reside mainly in the Khao Wang historical park area in…

  • Hot News

    Thai police defend slow response to Phetchaburi gunman as victims’ families grieve

    Thai police are defending what many say was a “delayed response” to a gunman who killed three people and wounded three others in Phetchaburi province. The police say the gunman was not considered an active gunman, with the deaths involved being those who were caught in the crossfire between police and the ex-ranger. Family members of the deceased persons are…

  • Thailand Travel

    UNESCO awards Petchaburi culinary scene, now it’s a hotspot in Thailand

    UNESCO named Petchaburi a Creative City of Gastronomy in November last year, as part of its creative cities network. Now, the city continues to draw income from food tourism and locally produced ingredients. The Petchaburi provincial governor said ingredients local artisans use in their food are entirely produced in the province. “That means all the production capital used to create…

  • Thailand News

    Too much monkey business in Petchaburi, now they’re getting sterilised

    In Petchaburi, a central province, monkeys are breeding like rabbits. They might look cute at first, but the booming number of monkeys might threaten tourism since the monkeys often steal peoples’ belongings. Right now there are 1,000-1,500 per district, and this number is rising to 3,000 in Muang district. An adviser to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand Wellness Sandbox entry launching in coastal districts of Hua Hin, Cha-am

    In an effort to draw in a tourist base focused on health and wellness, the Thailand Wellness Sandbox entry programme is launching in the coastal region of Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district and Phetchaburi’s Cha-am district. These locations were selected for the first tier of the Wellness Sandbox project. Officials are looking into adding more destinations later on. The…

  • Thailand News

    Court rules for Health Ministry, calls dual pricing beneficial

    In a closely-followed court case, the Administrative Court in Phetchaburi ruled that multi-tiered “dual pricing” in Thai hospitals are not discriminatory as they benefit Thailand, according to the media outlet Coconuts Bangkok. Ewrin Buse, who sued the Ministry of Public Health after discovering he was being charged more for his cancer treatment as a foreigner, vowed to appeal the decision.…

  • Expats

    Another missing expat man found safe after being lost in forest

    For the second time in as many days, an older expat man has been found after being lost in a forest for a few days. Yesterday a British man in Khon Kaen was found after being lost 3 days in a forest when he wandered off his motorbike for a stroll and couldn’t find his way back. Now today in…

  • Central Thailand News

    Bus driver of student field trip arrested after police find 600 kilograms of methamphetamine onboard

    A chartered bus driver, who recently took students on a field trip, was arrested after police found 600 kilograms of methamphetamine in the bus’ luggage compartment. 53 year old Amorn Chatawittayakul, the driver, was stopped at the Tha Yang intersection on Phetkasem Highway in Thailand’s central Petchaburi province at about 8pm last night. The bus was headed back from a…

  • Covid-19 News

    Golf quarantine now available in 6 golf resorts

    The Tourism Ministry’s Golf Quarantine proposal has been approved by the Thai cabinet. That means foreign golfers can now stay in quarantine whilst enjoying a round of golf in 6 approved golf resorts located in Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Phetchaburi and Chiang Mai. Foreign golfers are now allowed to spend their 2 week quarantine 14-16 days) at any of the 6…

  • Crime News

    Scrap metal merchant arrested over stolen rail track pins causing train derailment

    PHOTOS: Twitter@pr.railway A scrap metal shop owner has been arrested for stealing rail track ‘pins’ that were responsible for the derailment of a railway carriages heading south from Bangkok to Chumpon province yesterday. The derailment happened in the Phetchaburi province. The incident happened yesterday (Monday) just after midday and took the rest of the day and evening to lift the…

  • Thailand News

    Resorts near Kaeng Krachan dam in Petchaburi temporarily closed

    PHOTOS: The Nation More than 30 resorts downstream of the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi province, are being closed temporarily due to heavy flooding. Thai PBS reports that floodwater levels at the 30 plus resorts range from 1-3 metres making it impossible to carry on with their business. It’s also been reported that spillover water from the spillway has heavily…