Over 4,700 villages in Thailand remain flooded

More than 4,700 villages across the country remain flooded, with over 400,000 households affected, as floodwaters recede, according to the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. The provinces which…

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Irrigation road collapses sending floodwater into three districts of Ayutthaya

Residents in three districts of Ayutthaya Province, and those living along canals, were advised to move their valuables to higher ground quickly, after an irrigation road and embankment partially collapsed…

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Wiang Kum Kam, Chiang Mai. (Photo by the Fine Arts Dept)

Damaged by the deluge

The rainy season may soon give way to winter. But a massive amount of floodwater remains and continues to rise both in depth and width, putting many historic monuments and…

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70 temples and historical sites in Ayutthaya risk collapse due to flooding

About 70 temples and historical sites in Ayutthaya province, located outside the city’s ancient walls, are submerged and at risk of collapse if the flooding persists, according to Pattarapong Kao-ngern,…

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Confrontation between villagers over draining of floodwater in Ayutthaya

Two groups of villagers in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya confronted each other today (Tuesday), over whether excess water should be drained into a water retention area in Pak Hai…

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Six districts in Ayutthaya declared flood disaster zones

Six districts in Ayutthaya province have been declared flood disaster zones. More than 50 pumps have been installed to remove excess water from communities and farm land following an increase…

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Nearly 92,000 hectares of land in Thailand’s main river basins submerged

91,817 hectares of land in provinces in the Yom, Nan, Chao Phraya, Pasak, Tha Chin and Bang Pakong river basins are currently submerged, including 14,943 hectares of farm land, according…

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Thai police crackdown on a major drug gang, seize assets worth about ฿100m

Anti-narcotics police announced the successful crackdown on a major drug trafficking gang today (Tuesday), which has allegedly amassed assets worth about 100 million baht from the illicit drug trade. Yesterday,…

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Michelin Guide Thailand 2022 sees six new restaurants awarded Stars

The latest Michelin Guide Thailand has been released, featuring new restaurant additions, from fine-dining to street food, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-nga, with Ayutthaya being the latest province…

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Body of missing boat skipper found 70km from his capsized tug in Ayutthaya

The decomposing body of a man, believed by the driver of the tug boat which capsized in front of Wat Panang Choeng in Ayutthaya province on September 29th, was found…

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Boat which sank on Chao Phraya River yesterday has been located

Rescue officials have found the submerged wreckage of the boat which capsized yesterday on the Chao Phraya-Pasak River, in front of Phanan Choeng Worawihan Temple in Ayutthaya, and divers are…

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Flood walls being built to protect archaeological sites in Ayutthaya province

Workers have been racing against time to build flood walls to protect several archaeological sites, located along the banks of the Chao Phraya and Lop Buri rivers in the central…

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Parts of Ayutthaya should brace for heavy flooding from next week

People living downstream of the Chao Phraya dam, in Pak Hai and Sena districts of the central province of Ayutthaya, have been warned to brace for heavy flooding from September…

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(Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

CCSA remaps Dark Red, Red, Orange and Green areas as COVID-19 pandemic situation worsens

As COVID-19 infections increase relentlessly in most of Thailand’s provinces, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has added Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Chon Buri provinces to the “maximum controlled and…

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High demand for COVID-19 screening after 20 infections related to Ayutthaya market

Health officials in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya have expanded COVID-19 screening to 800 people at high risk in Muang district, after 20 people, linked to the central farmers’ market,…

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Photo of the day

Mahouts ride their elephants dressed to commemorate National Elephant Day at the Elephant Royal Kraal Village in Ayutthaya on March 13, 2021. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

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Bangkok’s police chief confirms arrest of “Ammy Bottom Blues” in Ayutthaya

Rock singer Ammy Bottom Blues, or Chai-amorn Kaewviboon, wanted by the police for allegedly setting fire to HM the King’s portrait in front of Khlong Prem prison early Sunday morning, has…

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Mahachai market, Samut Sakhon province

Two new COVID-19 cases in Bangkok and Ayutthaya recorded on Sunday

Two locally-acquired COVID-19 cases have been recorded today in Bangkok and in the central province of Ayutthaya. According to the Disease Control Department, the case in Bangkok is a 78-year…

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Villagers protest to demand closure of smelting plant in Ayutthaya

Over 200 residents of Lat Bua Luang district in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya held a protest yesterday (Monday) to demand the closure of a scrap metal smelting plant, which…

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Chao Phraya riverside residents in Ayutthaya, Ang Thong told to face possible flooding

People living on both sides of the Chao Phraya River in the central provinces of Ayutthaya and Ang Thong were told to brace for possible flooding as more water is…

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