Prachin Buri

  • Thailand News

    Prachinburi temples become lottery winners’ new mecca

    Lottery enthusiasts are flocking to three revered temples in Prachinburi Province, following a streak of 12 first-prize lottery wins attributed to the sacred figures enshrined within. These temples have become a magnet for those seeking lucky numbers, with the faithful gathering in hopes that fortune will smile upon them in the upcoming draw. The first of the temples, Wat Pratum…

  • Thailand News

    Elephant herd continue to cause havoc in central Thailand

    Volunteers in Prachin Buri province warned reporters to watch out for wild elephants in Wang Tha Chang Subdistrict yesterday, January 8, during their visit. The Subdistrict Administrative Organisation and village headman were watching out for wild elephants from Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, Chachoengsao Province, which migrated across the border. The herd, comprising over 150 elephants, invaded deep into…

  • Thailand News

    Trunk trouble: Wild elephant herd creates chaos in Prachin Buri farmlands

    In the heart of Prachin Buri, Khao Mai Kaew subdistrict located in the Kabin Buri district, a herd of over 100 wild elephants emerged from the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, wreaking havoc on local farming land. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) swiftly took action, initiating an operation to usher the elephants back into their natural…

  • Thailand News

    Fire destroys textile warehouse, 100 million baht loss

    A devastating fire blazed through three textile warehouse facilities in the Kabin Buri district of Prachin Buri province, causing an estimated damage of over 100 million baht. The fire, which lasted for over eight hours, was reported in the early hours yesterday at the S. Chutima textile warehouse facility, located in Lat Takhian subdistrict. The textile warehouse compound, spanning an…

  • Thailand News

    Factory worker murder mystery: Appeal court upholds life sentence for principal in eight-year case

    The Appeal Court upheld a life sentence for a school principal found guilty in the murder case of a 19 year old factory worker who mysteriously disappeared for eight years. The news was revealed today, with the Facebook page Missing Persons Information Center, Mirror Foundation detailing the court’s decision and the process of locating the victim’s remains. Nong Liu, a…

  • Thailand News

    Woman found dead in Prachin Buri hut prompts discussion on rural mental health awareness

    In a tragic incident, a 40 year old woman was found dead in a hut located approximately 2 kilometres away from a village in Prachin Buri, Thailand. The incident happened today. The woman was discovered by local police and medical professionals who confirmed her death to be over three hours old. There were no signs of physical violence or struggle…

  • Thailand News

    Quackers’ surprise: Homeowner unravels duck dilemma with a twist of python

    A homeowner finally discovered the reason for his dwindling duck stock when he found a 3 metre long python lounging in his duck coop. The early morning python discovery led the homeowner, Somsak Metta, to call for emergency assistance. The incident took place today, at house number 131, in the Bang Kung village, Si Maha Phot district, Prachin Buri province.…

  • Road deaths

    Missing boy’s body found in Kraw River after motorbike collision

    A tragic end has come to the story of a 14 year old boy who has been missing since a motorcycle accident on a bridge flung him into the river below. After searches were hampered by strong currents and the darkness of night, at around 11.30am, the boy was found. After a relentless search by divers and locals, Yodsapon’s body…

  • Thailand News

    Thai residents use ancient ceremony for lottery prediction

    Residents in Prachin Buri, Thailand, took part in a two-day ceremony involving a legendary giant spider to predict lottery numbers. They hope to win in Thursday’s June 1 draw, as the ritual has proven successful, reportedly bringing good fortune in lottery prediction. On May 28, villagers performed the lottery prediction ritual using a legendary spider at the Non Somboon house in…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man saves girlfriend from ex’s acid attack, suffers severe injury

    A Thai man suffered a severe injury after he bravely protected his girlfriend from an acid attack carried out by her ex-boyfriend. The incident happened at the victim’s house in the Si Maha Pho district in the central province of Prachin Buri at midnight, on April 17. The female victim, Roongrat Towong, recounted that she heard a knock on her…

  • Thailand News

    Frenchman lost in Thailand forest has been found

    UPDATE The missing Frenchman lost in the forest around Khao Eto Mountain in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand was found this morning. The search party scoured the forests all night for Sierra Gamache – who NationTV reports as 73 years old and not 70 years old as reported by DailyNews – after he got lost on his way down the…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly Frenchman missing in Thailand forest

    A search party has been mobilised to locate a 70 year old Frenchman lost in the forest around Khao Eto Mountain in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand since yesterday afternoon, reports DailyNews. The Frenchman, 70 year old Sierra Gamache, set off early yesterday morning and climbed to the highest point on the Mount Eto trail. At 12 noon, Gamache…

  • Central Thailand News

    Missing Caesium-137 cylinder spotted at car wash

    If you stole a cylinder of an isotope that is a main contributor to the total radiation released during nuclear accidents, would you throw it in your truck and go about your normal day? Authorities searching for a capsule of Caesium-137 believed to be stolen from a power plant in Prachin Buri on February 23 are following up on a…

  • Thailand News

    Power plant in Thailand ups reward for missing radioactive cylinder to 100,000 baht

    UPDATE A power plant in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand has upped the reward for information on the whereabouts of a missing radioactive cylinder containing Caesium-137 from 50,000 to 100,000 baht. The Office of Atoms for Peace have checked CCTV and scoured second-hand shops in the Si Maha Phot district to no avail. The radioactive cylinder was noticed missing…

  • Environment News

    Search intensifies for Prachin Buri’s missing radioactive Caesium-137 canister

    The search for Prachin Buri’s missing radioactive isotope Caesium-137 canister is intensifying after officials have come up empty-handed. Yesterday, workers equipped with radiation detectors, searched scrap shops in the Si Maha Phot district of Thailand’s central province of Prachin Buri but found nothing. The National Power Plant 5A Company is offering a 50,000 baht reward for information which leads to…

  • Thailand News

    Authorities scramble to find radioactive cylinder stolen from power plant in Thailand

    Thai authorities are scrambling to find a steel tube containing the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 believed to have gone missing from a power plant at an industrial estate in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand on February 23. Staff noticed the cylinder was missing on Friday and filed a record at Sri Maha Phot Police Station that day. The company said…

  • Thailand News

    Murderer transports woman’s corpse to landfill site via motorbike in central Thailand

    UPDATE After a woman’s corpse wrapped in a yellow blanket was found dumped at a landfill site in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand yesterday, police uncovered important CCTV footage of the murderer transporting her body via motorbike. Police believe the murder to be a result of a love triangle. At 4.39am on January 27, a man is pictured driving…

  • Thailand News

    Woman’s dead body tied up and dumped at landfill site in central Thailand

    Police launched a murder investigation today after a rubbish collector discovered the decaying body of a woman wrapped in a blanket and tied up with rope at a landfill site in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand. Officers at Rabo Phai Police Station were informed today that someone found a body wrapped in a blanket at the landfill site in…

  • Thailand News

    Hunger calling at villagers doors amid drought in central Thailand

    A hungry herd of elephants went knocking on doors in a Prachin Buri village early yesterday morning, searching for food or water as drought drives them out of their reserve. Frightened villagers awoke to the sounds of wild elephants shuffling around in their yards, rooting for veggies, early on Saturday. Residents of Nong Pradu reported that some elephants from the…

  • Crime News

    Elephant invades home and steals fermented fish in eastern Thailand

    An elephant with no respect for the law smashed its way into a home in Prachin Buri province at 4.40am today and helped itself to some fermented fish and other food items before fleeing into the jungle. The owner of the one-storey house, Pranee Saicharoen, says she was woken up by a loud bang in the middle of the night.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Two Thai women escape sinking car after GPS leads them into a canal

    Another GPS horror story occurred this morning when 2 women driving home for the Songkran holiday ended up trapped in their sinking car in a canal in Prachin Buri province, northeast Thailand. Their GPS navigation system led them off the edge of the road, causing their car to drop 10 metres and land in a drainage canal. The women managed…

  • Thailand News

    Wildlife rangers capture aggressive elephant that killed a villager

    An aggressive elephant wanted for killing an elderly woman and raiding plantations in Prachin Buri has been caught and taken back to a sanctuary after an effort involving around 150 forestry and wildlife rangers as well as volunteers. The 25 year old hot-tempered elephant had been causing extensive damage to orchards and farms for months, and stomped a 73 year…

  • Thailand News

    Farmers dress as superheroes to get more customers after drop in sales during pandemic

    A Thai sugarcane farmer in Prachin Buri and his brother-in-law are dressing up as Batman and Superman to attract more customers. Sales had dropped since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the two needed a way to bring them back up. The two men sell sugarcane juice every day between 1pm and 3pm at the intersection on Route 359 in Krabin Buri,…

  • Central Thailand News

    Missing man emerges from forest after 3 weeks dodging elephants

    Like a scene out of an adventure movie, a 43 year old man stumbled out of a clearing in eucalyptus and rubber plantations to recount an incredible 21-day journey he spent lost in the wilderness and fleeing from wild elephants. The tale took place in Prachin Buri, the central province to the east of Bangkok after the man, Thongsa Wanthumma,…

  • Covid-19 News

    20 year old arrested for online alternative vaccine scam

    A 20 year old man was arrested in Prachin Buri province after allegedly swindling at least around 50 people online in a fake vaccine scam. The man was arrested by the Technology Crime Suppression Division on Tuesday after using Facebook to collect orders for Covid-19 alternative vaccines that didn’t exist. This is the second vaccine scam in the province in…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thai Public Health Ministry starts cannabis cultivation project in Buri Ram

    A cannabis cultivation project is being launched by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry in the Isaan province Buri Ram. 6 cannabis plants will be given to each member of the local Non Malai Community Enterprise as a pilot project on commercial cultivation of cannabis, according to the director of the ministry’s cannabis research group, Kitti Losuwannarak. Cannabis flowers and buds will…

  • Bangkok News

    Cannabis and pandan Thai sweets to be added to Bangkok dessert shop’s menu

    Cannabis will soon be on the menu at a Bangkok dessert shop. Kanom Siam is adding cannabis leaves to their pandan and coconut pancakes. And no, the pancakes won’t get you high. The shop posted a photo on Facebook of the bright green desserts with a cannabis leaf on top. They say the dessert has an aroma of pandan mixed…

  • Thailand News

    Cannabis café: Prachin Buri hospital opens “Taste of Ganja” restaurant

    Cannabis is now on the menu at a Thailand hospital restaurant, but don’t expect to get high from the meals seasoned with cannabis leaves. Only parts of the plant that contain very, very low traces of the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are legal for consumption. The THC-rich, euphoria-inducing buds are still illegal and classified as a Category 5 narcotic.…

  • Crime News

    Monk’s room ransacked, 10 million baht worth of gems taken

    A Central Thailand monk’s room was ransacked yesterday. Abbot of Wat Prathum Bucha in Prachin Buri came back to his room after performing religious duties and found his door forced open, bed searched and safes opened. Thousands of baht in cash and millions of baht worth of gems were taken. The thieves took off with more than 10 million baht…

  • Crime News

    Prisoner escapes hospital, turns himself in hours later

    A prisoner fled from the hospital in the eastern Prachin Buri province where he had been admitted for a hernia operation, but surrendered to authorities less than 3 hours later. Authorities in the Kabin Buri district office say 38 year old Marut Kongchan was serving a drug sentence at Krabin Buri Prison. He slipped out of Kabin Buri Hospital about…