In Sukhothai, the birthplace of the Loy Krathong festival, the celebration promises festivalgoers a spectacular event.//Photo by TAT

Lighting up the night for Loy Krathong

Thailand is abuzz with excitement as the much-anticipated Loy Krathong celebrations kick off with the “Delightful Colours of the River, Loy Krathong Celebrations 2023” festival. Loy Krathong, often referred to…

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Over 63,000 hectares of farmland in 17 Thai provinces damaged by flooding

More than 63,520 hectares of agricultural land in 17 provinces across Thailand, except in the south, have been damaged by recent flooding, according to a report from the National Water…

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Monsoon troughs blamed for rain and flooding in Sukhothai province

The flooding in Thailand’s central province of Sukhothai is attributable to areas upstream of the province being affected by monsoon troughs since late September, causing heavy rainfall in the Yom…

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UNESCO recognises five creative cities in Thailand

UNESCO has recognised five creative cities in Thailand, for gastronomy, crafts, folk arts and design, according to Anucha Burapachaisri, spokesman for the government. Phuket was first granted the UNESCO creative…

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Summer storm warnings for most of Thailand on Thursday

People living in Bangkok and the rest of the country, with the exception of the south, are advised to brace for thunder storms, strong winds, hail and possible lightning strikes…

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Highways Dept. offers 27 camp sites for public to pitch tents during Songkran

Thailand’s Highways Department has opened its 27 camp sites, near tourist attractions in 13 provinces, for members of the public to pitch their tents during the Songkran break. The department’s…

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Huge drug haul seized from a truck in Sukhothai province

Thai police seized one million methamphetamine pills and 499kg of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) from a six-wheel truck, abandoned by its driver on a roadside in Kong Krailat district of Thailand’s…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust in 21 northern and north-eastern provinces on Sunday

The level of PM2.5 dust in 21 northern and north-eastern provinces in the past 24 hours exceeded Thailand’s 50-micron safety level, with the PM2.5 in northern provinces being measured from…

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Two killed, 40 students injured in road accident in Sukhothai province

A student and a car driver died and about 40 other students were injured late Friday night, when a bus, taking the students on a study trip, was in a…

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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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Search underway in Thailand for missing family of four

Police in Sukhothai province have begun searching for a family of four, who have not been seen since they left home in Thung Saliam district on April 10th. The grandfather…

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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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Thai provinces facing floods as storm Conson makes landfall in Vietnam

Flash floods and heavy rain have hit many provinces of Thailand as tropical storm Conson made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai early on Sunday, according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department. Thai…

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Dinosaurs al fresco

A hotel in Thailand’s Sukhothai province, the business of which has suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has remodeled itself into an outdoor barbecue restaurant, with large model dinosaurs. The…

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Orange growers had to dump their fruit due to lack of buyers during lockdown. Image Credit: Manager Online

Lockdown forces orange growers to dump their fruit due to lack of buyers

A number of orange growers in Thailand’s Sukhothai province have been forced to dispose of their fruit, because of a lack of customers, due to the inter-provincial travel restrictions imposed…

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Bangkok and Sukhothai join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Bangkok and Sukhothai have been included among 66 new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the latest listing published on October 30th. The UCCN was created in…

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Flood wall reinforced along Yom River in Sukhothai to prevent flooding

Officials and volunteers in Thailand’s lower northern province of Sukhothai were mobilized Tuesday to install more sand bags to reinforce the flood wall along the Yom River, to prevent the…

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Sukhothai warned of possible flooding

Sukhuthai,  the ancient city that hosts some of Thailand’s most important historical ruins, has been warned of possible flooding as northern run-off is running down the Yom river  a massive…

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