Phitsanulok

  • Thailand News

    Songkran celebration turns violent in Phitsanulok with gang attack

    A gang of youths caused a stir on the streets of Phitsanulok as the first day of Songkran turned violent and resulted in several serious injuries. The incident, which occurred on April 13, began when a group of young men climbed onto a vehicle and sexually assaulted a woman. After being confronted and asked to get off, they returned with…

  • Thailand News

    University student found dead in Nan River, Phitsanulok

    A 23 year old university student who had been missing for two days was found dead in the Nan River in Phitsanulok, northern Thailand. The fourth-year student from a well-known university, identified only as Teeraporn (surname withheld) was found without any apparent injuries, suggesting a grim conclusion to her life. The initial report came yesterday when local authorities were alerted…

  • Thailand News

    Fire engulfs recyclable waste mountain in northern Thailand

    A fire erupted atop a mound of recyclable waste at the headquarters of Wongpanit International Co Ltd in Phitsanulok province. Fortunately, no casualties were reported. Over 20 fire engines and a multitude of firefighters battled for hours to wrestle the flames under control in the northern province’s Mueang district. Wongpanit, a recycling centre boasting over 2,000 franchise branches nationwide, witnessed…

  • Bangkok News

    Lost in translation: Thai road sign riddle baffles tourists

    The director of the Phitsanulok Highway District, Awirut Thapthimthae, addressed the public confusion caused by the road sign for Wat Chan Thawan Ok. The sign, situated on the Phitsanulok-Nakhon Sawan highway or Si Racha Dechochai Road, in Wat Chan, Mueang, Phitsanulok, has been in place for over a decade. However, it has led to mispronunciations by foreign tourists, causing confusion…

  • Thailand News

    Earthquake investigation uncovers overlooked fault line behind 4.5 magnitude tremor in northern Thailand

    Phitsanulok and Pichit provinces, situated in the north of Thailand, were recently shaken by a significant earthquake, rated 4.5 on the Richter scale. The tremors caused noticeable damage to various buildings, including residences, religious sites, schools, and a hospital. As the earthquake investigation progresses, the fault line is currently under scrutiny by the Department of Mineral Resources and is suspected…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Divine inferno: Temple fire causes 10 million baht damage, monk injured

    Tragedy struck in the early hours of this morning as a fire ripped through Khlong Wat Rai temple, a religious edifice located in Bang Rakam district, Phitsanulok province. The vicious blaze, which sparked at around 3am, reduced the primary sermon building and ten adjacent accommodations reserved for monks to cinders. The abbot of the temple, Pairote Sunthornkit monk, reported the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Residents relive late-night tremors as earthquake strikes Phitsanulok and Phichit (video)

    Early this morning, an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 sent shudders through the provinces of Phitsanulok and Phichit. The Thai Meteorological Department reported the seismic event occurred at 12.17am, with Phitsanulok’s Bang Krathum district identified as the quake’s epicentre. The quake was detected 5 kilometres beneath the Earth’s surface. Residents from several areas within the provinces experienced the tremor. Quick to…

  • Crime News

    Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting of 2 men in Phitsanulok, Thailand

    A 41 year old Thai man named Badin, who killed two men with an M16 rifle, has surrendered at the Wat Bot Police Station in Phitsanulok province, following the intervention of a local politician. The suspect, who disappeared after the shooting, will be questioned by authorities to establish the motive behind the brutal attack. Authorities announced this morning at 10.30am that…

  • Crime News

    Thai monk charged with attempted murder after leaving policeman in need of urgent brain surgery

    A Thai policeman underwent urgent brain surgery after being attacked by a Buddhist monk at a temple in Phitsanulok province in northern Thailand on Wednesday. Police have charged the monk with attempted murder. At 2.30pm, officers of Matum Patrol Police Force were informed that a monk was displaying manic behaviour, harassing people and destroying property at Wat Tha Chang temple…

  • Thailand News

    Police arrest 2 men, 1 woman for overpass threesome in Thailand

    Police in Phitsanulok province arrested two Thai men and one Thai woman for engaging in public sex on an overpass in broad daylight after a local media outlet exposed them on Facebook yesterday. Local news Facebook page named Esor News 2 posted a picture yesterday of what appears to be a couple having sex on a bridge with the caption… “Young…

  • Thailand News

    Loan shark claims debtor shot herself in the head at his house in Thailand

    A loan shark in northern Thailand informed the police on Tuesday that a debtor – who is also his ex-girlfriend – committed suicide in front of him by shooting herself in the head due to financial stress. Her relatives are not convinced by the claim and insist that she never had a gun. At 8.30pm, 58 year old Somkiat rang…

  • Thailand News

    Govt accountant embezzled 44 million baht to feed gambling addiction

    An accountant with a gambling addiction embezzled 44 million baht over three years from the Wang Phong Subdistrict Administration Office in the central province of Phitsanulok. The 39 year old accountant, Chayapha (surname reserved), was arrested by officers from the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) at the Wang Phong Subdistrict Administration Office yesterday while she was working. The…

  • Thailand News

    Fisherman reels in body of young student in northern Thailand

    A fisherman pulled ashore the body of a 21 year old woman from the Nan River in Phitsanulok province in northern Thailand this morning. At 10.30am, officers from Mueang Phitsanulok Police Station received a report that a young woman’s body was found by a fisherman on the Naresuan Bridge over the Nan river in front of Wat Ratchaburana. Police, doctors…

  • Central Thailand News

    Murder in the temple – don’t drink and pray

    When 36 year old Banjerd Yimchoi and his friend 32 year old friend Theerayut Tumorn went to a concert at Plak Raet temple in Phitsanulok province last week, no one could have suspected how the murder in the temple would unfold. The pair had gone with their boss, construction contractor Pratheep Hinart, and started drinking heavily at his place before…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Military mum calls for justice over slain son

    A military mum called for justice over the death of her son, an army private from Uthai Thani province. She called for a full investigation, accusing 11 other soldiers of beating her son to death in a punishment cell. The funeral of Pvt Kajornsak, 24, of the Fourth Infantry Division, took place at Thung Luang temple in the Nong Chang…

  • Crime News

    Son finds mother’s corpse stuffed into a freezer in northern Thailand

    Mystery surrounds the suspected murder of a Thai woman whose body was found stuffed into a freezer behind her own home in Phitsanulok province in northern Thailand on Saturday. Officers from Wat Bot Police Station rushed to a home in Wat Pak Sak village after they were informed that a woman’s decaying body was found in a freezer by her…

  • Thailand News

    14 year old boy accidentally shoots and kills himself in northern Thailand

    A teenage boy from Phitsanulok province, northern Thailand, died yesterday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself in the neck with a gun. The boy was playing with the gun when it slipped out of his hands, according to his younger brother, who witnessed the incident. Yesterday at around 1:30pm, police officers from Nakhon Thai Police Station received a report that a…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Man in northern Thailand found dead under palm tree

    A man in the northern Thai province of Phitsanulok was found lying dead under a palm tree this morning. The man’s relatives told police he had left his home early in the morning to tap palm milk, as he did every day. They got worried when he didn’t come back at 9am, so they went to search for him, and…

  • Thailand News

    Instant noodles replace flowers at unusual Thai funeral

    Bouquets of instant noodles replaced flowers at an unusual funeral today at a temple in Phitsanulok province, northern Thailand. In a magnificent display, hundreds of sachets of Mama noodles and other dried foods were arranged like flowers around the coffin. Prabhali Konghoon, who died peacefully at age 68, had unique wishes for his funeral which his relatives carried out for…

  • Thailand News

    Northern Thai man reveals secret to 44 baht electricity bill

    In Thailand, the price of your electricity bill almost completely depends on your use, or non use, of air conditioning, especially if you decided to sleep with it on. But one man in Phitsanulok, central Thailand, found a way to get his bill down from 4000 baht to just 44 baht, yet keep his air conditioner on all day and…

  • Crime News

    Man blames 50 million baht of withdrawals on adopted daughter

    A 77 year old businessman in Phitsanulok discovered that 50 million baht was missing from his bank account and has accused his adopted daughter of stealing it. The money is claimed to have disappeared from 6 bank accounts without the man’s knowledge and he has now asked the bank for detailed statements to identify when and how the money was…

  • Transport News

    AirAsia relaunching 9 routes including Phuket-Chiang Mai Oct 15

    AirAsia announced in a press release today that they will resume many domestic flight routes including from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok around the country and a Phuket to Chiang Mai direct flight. The flights from Don Mueang will resume on October 15, while the Phuket — Chiang Mai route will recommence the next day. Last month AirAsia reinstated 11…

  • Thailand News

    Kitchen in Phitsanulok home plunges into river trapping homeowner

    An elderly man and his kitchen tumbled into a river this morning when a riverbank the house was built over collapsed. Rescue workers rushed to the Ban Wang Ped village in northern Thailand’s Phitsanulok province to help rescue the man who was struggling to stay above water. The wreckage of the kitchen made it difficult for the man to extract…

  • Crime News

    Man allegedly shoots and kills co-worker because he wouldn’t turn down the radio

    A man at a golf cart repair shop allegedly shot and killed his co-worker who had told him to turn down his radio. 46 year old Pongthep Phloiprasong was listening to his radio at the shop run by the Thai police in Phitsanulok’s Phrom Phiram district Sunday night. Witnesses say 37 year old Te Aw, a Burmese national, told him to…

  • Crime News

    15 year old stabbed at private school

    Earlier this week, a mother posted on Facebook to detail her story about her grade 9, 15 year old getting stabbed in school. The stabbing happened at a private school in the northern Phitsanulok Province. The student had been stabbed by a classmate and was subsequently rushed to the hospital. Thai media had contacted 35 year old Orasa Singhavee to…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Multiple Chiang Rai schools to close after infections found

    Per the Chiang Rai governor’s orders, multiple school’s in Chiang Rai have been ordered to close. Schools had reopened on Monday. The Chiang Rai governor, Prajon Pratsakul, says the following schools are doing classes online: Samakkhi Witthayakhom School Chiang Rai Technical School Chiang Rai Kindergarten School Also, schools that fall under the authority of the Chiang Rai municipality are also…

  • Covid-19 News

    6 school closed after infections are found

    6 schools in the northern province of Phitsanulok have been ordered to close until further notice after parents and a cable technician were determined to be infected with Covid-19. Luechai Chunakha, the Phitsanulok provincial educational chief says he received a report from a subordinate that the parents of a student from the Huaychangthang School in Suan Miang subdistrict were infected…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Dozens of python eggs found underneath home

    A homeowner in Phitsanulok, a northern Thai province, had a surprise that many would see as far from lucky, yesterday. 45 python eggs were discovered underneath their home. A discovery the owners interpret as a sign of good luck. The Phitsanulok emergency rescue team had been brought to the area after a homeowner had found sizeable amounts of snakeskins behind…

  • Northern Thailand News

    UPDATE: Divers rescue monk stuck in flooded cave in northern Thailand

    Update: The monk was safely rescued from the flooded cave at around 11:30am today. Divers say the monk was fatigued and had a low fever. Original story… Rescue workers are attempting to free a Buddhist monk who has been stuck in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for at least 4 days. The monk, named in a Pattaya News report…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Northern Thailand summer storms damage almost 3,000 homes

    Almost 3,000 homes are damaged after northern Thailand summer storms wreaked havoc in 11 provinces. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department says Pichit, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai and Nan are among the hardest hit. 1 death was also reported in Nan province when a tree branch fell onto a woman’s car, killing her. 5 others were injured in Nan, Pichit and Surin.…