Phetchaburi

  • Thailand News

    Fire engulfs Phetchaburi warehouse, 15 fire trucks deployed

    A massive fire engulfed a plastic and chemical storage warehouse in Phetchaburi, prompting authorities to deploy 15 fire trucks in an attempt to control the blaze, the cause is believed to have been an electrical short circuit. Head of Khao Yoi Police Station in Phetchaburi, Police Colonel Thip Khengkhoom, led the response to the fire at Universal Flexible Packaging Co.,…

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    Family mourns daughter killed in tragic Phetchaburi bike accident

    A tragic accident has left a family in mourning as they prepare to hold a funeral for a 22-year-old woman, who was the mainstay of her household, killed in a bike accident. The young woman, Suphattra, lost her life in a heartbreaking incident when she fell from a big bike and was run over by a truck during a trip…

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    Suspect arrested for murder of 21 year old Phetchaburi woman

    Police apprehended a man suspected of murdering 21 year old woman and disposing of her body in Phetchaburi. Following an arrest warrant, officers are currently interrogating the suspect. The Thai authorities discovered the body of Benjarat, also known as Nong Dream, on June 7 in a grassy area by the southbound side of Phetkasem Road, near kilometre marker 144 in…

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    Phetchaburi’s plan to lure 10 million tourists each year

    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports revealed an ambitious blueprint to entice over 10 million tourists to Phetchaburi Province each year, harnessing soft power to drive sustainable tourism and unleash substantial economic rewards. The groundbreaking announcement, made on May 13 ahead of Thailand’s Cabinet meeting, unfolded in the scenic backdrop of Phetchaburi, setting the stage for a tourism renaissance in…

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    Roar surprise: Endangered wild tiger spotted in Phetchaburi

    Kaeng Krachan National Park, nestled in the district of Phetchaburi, reported the sighting of an endangered wild tiger, marking the sixth such discovery since 2019. The tiger, captured by a strategically placed camera trap, has been assigned the identifier KKT-006M. The images of the tiger were captured on March 24, March 31, and April 1. The camera trap showcased the…

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    Armed man shot by police at hospital in Phetchaburi after standoff

    A man armed with a gun and a knife caused havoc at Cha-am Hospital in Phetchaburi, resulting in a confrontation with the police that led to him being shot and injured. The incident occurred yesterday evening when local police were alerted to a disturbance in the hospital’s in-patient building. On arrival, they discovered the man, identified as 34 year old…

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    Young mother’s death in Phetchaburi forest raises doubts

    A young mother was found dead in a forest in Phetchaburi province with suspicious circumstances surrounding her demise. The woman’s husband expressed doubts about the official suicide ruling, pointing to unusual bindings on her wrists. Yesterday in the dense woods of Tha Yang district, Phetchaburi province, a tragic scene unfolded as the lifeless body of a young mother was discovered,…

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    Rare spoon-billed sandpipers sighted in Phetchaburi

    Some of the world’s rarest migratory shorebirds, the spoon-billed sandpipers, have been sighted in the coastal haven of Phetchaburi. Phak Tale, nestled in Phetchaburi’s embrace, has become the temporary sanctuary for the illustrious spoon-billed sandpipers, captivating both local admirers and global enthusiasts alike. These elegant birds, distinguished by their distinctive spoon-shaped bills, are battling critical threats to their existence, magnifying…

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    Cash cow: Albino buffalo sells for record 18 million baht

    A rare albino buffalo from Phetchaburi has charged into the record books, fetching a staggering 18 million baht, marking it the most expensive buffalo deal in Thai history, proving that this buffalo truly stands out from the herd when it comes to valuable livestock. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty and colossal stature, Ko Muang Phet isn’t just another farm animal,…

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    Arrest warrant issued in Phetchaburi for suspect in vendor’s murder

    The Thai authorities issued an arrest warrant for Phimwaj, known as Arm Hua Saphan, for the intentional murder of a 30 year old street vendor who was shot dead while driving in Phetchaburi province. The victim’s father has revealed a possible motive of jealousy and vengeance, suggesting that the assailant harboured resentment due to his acquaintanceship with the victim’s girlfriend,…

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    Unexplained death after tooth extraction sparks controversy in Phetchaburi

    A 25 year old woman‘s mysterious death following two tooth extractions has led to her distraught family seeking answers. The woman, Thiphaphon (surname withheld), experienced severe facial swelling and pain after the dental procedure at a hospital in Phetchaburi. Despite later diagnoses of leukaemia and further tests, her death remains unexplained and has sparked controversy. The news was delivered to…

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    5 foreigners injured in minibus-truck crash in southern Thailand

    A Thai driver crashed a minibus into a truck on a road in the southern province of Phetchaburi at 8.55am today, December 19, injuring five foreigners. Two of them suffered serious injuries. Officers from the Thayang Police Station and rescuers from the Sawang Sanphet Dhammasatan rescue team rushed to the scene of the accident on Phetchakasem Road in Thayang district…

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    Monkey mayhem no more: Urban overpopulation problem swings towards solutions

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, in collaboration with the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation, has made significant progress in tackling the issue of monkey overpopulation in urban areas. The first phase of this initiative involves the construction of a 7,000 square metre enclosure for monkeys in the Huai Sai Wildlife Breeding Station, located in Phetchaburi province. This…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flood prevention measures secure Phetchaburi for monsoon season

    The province of Phetchaburi is preparing in advance this year for monsoon-induced flooding from September to October, with measures in place to minimise damage and inconvenience to locals. Key to these flood prevention efforts is the Kaeng Krachan and Mae Prachan dams, both currently low and ready to absorb the impending rainfall. Each year, Phetchaburi experiences flooding during the rainy…

  • Crime News

    Neighbour murdered in Phetchaburi over claims of infidelity

    A small, peaceful community was shocked when a man brutally murdered his neighbour. The attack took place in the victim’s bed, where he was bludgeoned to death with an iron hoe. The crime of passion appears to be the culmination of accusations of infidelity with the murderer, 35 year old Anon, accusing his 33 year old neighbour Thirapol of sleeping…

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    Fishing boat capsizes off Phetchaburi coast, rescuers search for 3 missing

    A fishing boat capsized in Phetchaburi due to strong waves, leaving four crew members in danger. One was found alive near an oil depot island, while authorities continue searching for the other three missing individuals. Last night, at around 9pm, the Sawangsanphettammasatan Foundation was informed that a fishing boat had been struck by large ocean waves and capsized near Ban…

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    14 macaque carcasses found in house raid, wildlife trafficking suspects arrested

    A recent raid in Cha-am district, Phetchaburi, led to the discovery of 14 deceased macaques and five more in distress, locked up without food or water. The provincial wildlife protection area director, Prawet Sunthornthai, led the wildlife conservation team that searched the rented house in Ban Khao Mainual, tambon Khao Yai, after receiving a tip from a neighbour. The search…

  • Crime News

    French suspect arrested for theft, and Burmese suspect for human trafficking in Phetchaburi

    In two separate incidents in Thailand’s central Phetchaburi province, police apprehended a French suspect for alleged theft, and a Burmese suspect for alleged human trafficking. Both arrests took place yesterday. Phetchaburi Police arrested Patrick, a French suspect, at his residence in Phetchaburi on suspicion of theft against a Belgian man named Laffel C. Patrick allegedly stole Laffel’s backpack, which contained…

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    Six arrested for wildlife trafficking and macaques rescue in Phetchaburi

    Phetchaburi authorities arrested six members of a wildlife trafficking gang and rescued over ten macaques near a hill in the Muang district. The arrests took place today morning following a tip-off, leading the police to the foothill of Khao Luang in tambon Thongchai, where they discovered the group capturing long-tailed macaques. Upon monitoring the gang, officers observed four men and…

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    Foreigner slips and breaks his neck on mossy seawall steps at Thailand beach

    A 55 year old foreign man slipped on some mossy steps and “broke bones in his neck” at Cha-am Beach in Phetchaburi province, Thailand, his wife reported on Friday. On Friday, the Facebook page ‘Beach for life‘ was contacted by a Thai woman seeking justice for her foreign husband who is still being treated in hospital after an incident at…

  • Crime News

    Ex-military ranger opens fire in central Thailand, 2 dead 3 injured, standoff with police continues

    A frenzied gunman who is an ex-military ranger opened fire in Phetchaburi province in lower central Thailand this afternoon, killing two people and injuring three more. Gunfire continues to erupt from the house where he is hiding in an ongoing standoff with police. More than 40 young children have been evacuated from a nearby daycare centre. Over 100 police officers…

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    Thailand’s Phetchaburi immigration office to move next month

    Thailand’s Phetchaburi Immigration office is set to move to a new location next month. The office will move from its current location in Tha Yang to a new office in Cha-am, with the opening date scheduled for March 20, 2023. The new location will be situated in Khao Yai sub-district, near Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park, and is expected to offer…

  • Lifestyle

    Mesmerising cultural festival coming up in central Thailand

    A mesmerising cultural festival is coming up in central Thailand. The 36th Phra Nakhon Khiri Festival is set to take place in Phetchaburi province from March 17 to 26, and it is an event not to be missed. The annual festival celebrates the rich history and traditions of the region and will be held around Phra Nakhon Khiri park, also…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Community craft centre exploiting indigenous Karen weavers

    Members of the Bang Kloi Karen community employed as weavers in a community craft centre have accused the centre of exploiting indigenous workers. The Karen workers claim they suffer poor working conditions and are paid less than the minimum wage. Activist Anchalee Ismanyee said weavers are paid much less than the official minimum wage in Phetchaburi province of 335 baht…

  • Crime News

    Thai park ranger ‘Chaiwat’ working in civil service despite murder charges

    Despite Thai park ranger Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn being accused of murdering Karen activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen in western Thailand in 2014, he is still working in the civil service. According to Section 101 of Thailand’s Civil Service Act (2008), any civil servant with criminal charges pressed against them should be suspended from government service pending the result of the investigation. In…

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    Drivers switch places in moving bus in western Thailand, 11 tourists injured

    Ten foreign tourists and one Thai passenger were injured in a bus crash in Phetchaburi province in western Thailand at around 3am yesterday. Two drivers tried to switch seats while the vehicle was still moving, causing the bus to crash into a power pole, they admitted to the police. The white tour bus, travelling from Surat Thani to Bangkok, was carrying…

  • Environment News

    Three rare cetaceans sighted in Gulf of Thailand

    Three rare species of cetacean (whales and dolphins) have been sighted by members of the Marine and Coastal Resources Department trawling the Gulf of Thailand. Scientists were surveying waters along Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and Phetchaburi last week when they observed an Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) at the mouth of Tha Chin River in Samut Sakhon and near the coast…

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    The Brahma statue thief who wants to paint the world blue

    A thief with mental health problems stole a Brahma statue from a shrine at a school, in the Cha-am district of Phetchaburi province in the west of Thailand, painted it blue, before returning it to where he stole it from. Why? His favourite colour is blue. A teacher, Nu-sajee Kornrawee, posted CCTV footage and pictures of a thief on Facebook…

  • Crime News

    Soldier murders teacher, dumps her body in pond in central Thailand

    Yesterday, police found the body of a 40 year old teacher who had been missing for 15 days. Ning’s body was found tied down with bricks at the bottom of a pond at a soldier’s house in Phetchaburi province, central Thailand. “Teacher Ning”, and her gray Toyota Reva 4X4, went missing on May 26. Police from Kaeng Krachan Police Station…

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    Alleged child rapist/murderer attacked during re-enactment in central Thailand

    A man who allegedly raped and murdered two children in 2008 was attacked during a crime re-enactment in Khao Yoi district in the central province of Phetchaburi on Monday, reports Sanook. The suspect, 53 year old Chert Srijoon, went on the run for 14 years after allegedly raping and murdering 13 year old June and 16 year old Naen in…