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  • It’s now rainy season in Thailand: Here’s when rainfall will peak in Hua Hin

    The Meteorological Department has announced that Thailand officially entered the 2024 rainy season on May 21, with the season expected to last until late October. Rainfall this year is projected to be slightly above normal, with an overall increase of about 1%, and the possibility of 1-2 tropical cyclones. On May 21, 2024, Ms. Kornrawi […]

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    The Meteorological Department has announced that Thailand officially entered the 2024 rainy season on May 21, with the season expected to last until late October. Rainfall this year is projected to be slightly above normal, with an overall increase of about 1%, and the possibility of 1-2 tropical cyclones.

    On May 21, 2024, Ms. Kornrawi Sitthichiwaphak, Director-General of the Meteorological Department, detailed the criteria for the onset of the rainy season. These include continuous rainfall over more than 60% of the country and a shift in wind direction to southwesterly at an altitude of about 1.5 km and easterly at around 10 km.

    From late May to mid-June, rainfall is expected in 40-60% of the country, with heavy rain particularly in the eastern and western southern regions. In these areas, rainfall will occur in 60-80% of the region, with some experiencing very heavy rain.

    From mid-June to mid-July, a decrease in both the amount and distribution of rain may lead to water shortages, especially outside irrigation zones. However, from August to September, heavy rainfall is anticipated in 60-80% of the country, with many areas seeing heavy to very heavy rain. This could result in flash floods, forest runoff, and riverbank overflows in some areas.

    In October, the northern and northeastern regions will experience reduced rainfall and cooler morning temperatures, particularly in upper parts. In contrast, the central, eastern, and southern regions will continue to see significant rainfall with heavy rain in many areas.

    Mr. Somkhuan Tonjan, Director of the Central Weather Forecast Division of the Meteorological Department, mentioned that Thailand is currently experiencing a weak La Niña phenomenon, which may strengthen to a moderate La Niña by year-end. This suggests that Thailand might receive 2-5% more rainfall than normal, countering earlier concerns that an El Niño event would lead to drought and water shortages.

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    Phuket, Thailand – January 25, 2018: Rain on Chillvamarket on January 25, 2018 in Phuket, Thailand

    Thailand’s rainy season typically brings a mix of daily showers and occasional heavy downpours.

    For those living in Hua Hin or along Thailand’s west coast by the Gulf of Thailand, the rainy season often results in more frequent and intense rains. Hua Hin residents should be aware of the potential for flash flooding and road closures, particularly in areas with poor drainage.

    While Hua Hin experiences some of the least rainfall in all of Thailand, its wettest periods typically occur from late September, with the peak of rainfall usually in October. This period can bring substantial rain, so residents and visitors should remain cautious and prepared for the heaviest downpours during these months.

    Last year, the region experienced the least amount of average rainfall it had seen in years. During the rainy season of 2023, there wasn’t much rain at all. The lack of rain during the previous wet season resulted in the region recording a 50% drop in rainfall compared to the five-year average. This significant reduction in rainfall led to a sharp decrease in water availability, causing problems with the water supply in Hua Hin this year.

    But it’s not all bad. The upside to the rainy season is that the landscapes are lush and green and the cooler temperatures make it the ideal time to explore the region’s natural parks and waterfalls.

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    24 May 24 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66569
  • RIMLAY#2 by Pazan Music Festival Set for June 1 in Pak Nam Pran

    A press conference was held at Wyndham Hua Hin Pranburi Resort and Villas on Thursday (May 23) to announce the upcoming “Seaside Concert #2” (RIMLAY#2 by Pazan Music Festival). The event was attended by key figures, including Acting Lieutenant Colonel Apinya Saknan, Pranburi District Chief; Namlap Imthua, President of the Pak Nam Pran Subdistrict Administrative […]

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    A press conference was held at Wyndham Hua Hin Pranburi Resort and Villas on Thursday (May 23) to announce the upcoming “Seaside Concert #2” (RIMLAY#2 by Pazan Music Festival).

    The event was attended by key figures, including Acting Lieutenant Colonel Apinya Saknan, Pranburi District Chief; Namlap Imthua, President of the Pak Nam Pran Subdistrict Administrative Organization; Worakarn Thavorn, Deputy Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Prachuap Office; Supharat Phasuk, Member of the Provincial Administrative Organization, Zone 2; Tiwat Jamsawang, President of the Prachuap Business Tourism Association; Pongpat Penchoros, Managing Director of Pazan Group Corporation Co., Ltd.; and Surasit Samaphong, Coordinator of Pazan Group Corporation Co., Ltd.

    The festival is supported by TAT, Pranburi District, and the Pak Nam Pran Subdistrict Administrative Organization. The conference concluded with a teaser performance by veteran artists Tom Dundee and Sumet, the lead singer of Lumai Band, promising an exciting event.

    Worakarn Thavorn highlighted TAT’s collaboration with Mc Group Public Company Limited (MC) to promote tourism in the central region through the “Traveling Fin in the Central Region” campaign.

    This initiative showcases each province’s unique qualities with designs that incorporate Thailand’s cultural elements in the “Tourist of Thailand” T-shirt collection.

    Tourists staying in local hotels at 1,500 baht per room or spending at least 600 baht on food and souvenirs totaling 1,500 baht can post photos and check-in at tourist spots using hashtags #เที่ยวฟินinภาคกลาง, #เที่ยวเต็มแม็ค, and #MyMcMyWay to receive a Mc T-shirt via a QR code at participating Mc Jeans shops.

    Hotel reservations for the event are nearly full, with an expected attendance of over 20,000 people, generating approximately 50 million baht for the area.

    Namlap Imthua expressed enthusiasm for the second “Seaside Concert #2,” following the success of the inaugural event.

    The festival aims to boost domestic tourism, especially in Pak Nam Pran, known for its scenic coastlines and seafood, particularly sun-dried squid.

    The festival, featuring performances by 11 bands, including Carabao, Poo Phongsit Kampee, Maleehuana, Pongthep Kradonchamnan, Nga Caravan, Hammer, Tom Dundee, Labanoon, Lumai Band, TaitosmitH, and Khwanchai, will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Maharaj Field, Pak Nam Pran Subdistrict, from 2:00 PM to 12:30 AM.

    For ticket purchases, contact the admin on the Pazan page: Pazan Music Festival Facebook Page, chat inbox: Pazan Music Festival Messenger, LINE Official: @pazanmusicfestival, THE CONCERT: The Concert, ALL Ticket: https://www.allticket.com/event/RIMLAY2 All Ticket or at all 7-Eleven branches, or call: 098-828-2187.

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    24 May 24 2024
    Food & Entertainment
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66563
  • Wat Ao Noi: Prachuap’s golden teak temple

    Wat Ao Noi, also known as Tham Phra Non, is a beautiful temple that you may not have visited and which is within easy reach of Hua Hin. Located in Ao Noi subdistrict, just a short drive from Prachuap town, the temple is positioned at the base of a picturesque hill and accessible via a […]

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    Wat Ao Noi, also known as Tham Phra Non, is a beautiful temple that you may not have visited and which is within easy reach of Hua Hin. Located in Ao Noi subdistrict, just a short drive from Prachuap town, the temple is positioned at the base of a picturesque hill and accessible via a 3-kilometer drive from Petchkasem Road at Km. 314.

    Wat Ao Noi’s most striking feature is its chapel, an extraordinary structure constructed at significant expense. Crafted entirely from golden-teak wood, the chapel’s facade is adorned with intricately detailed Thai paintings and exquisite carvings.

    Inside, visitors are greeted by a revered Buddha image, inviting worshippers to seek blessings and good fortune. The walls of the chapel are covered with elegant murals, hand-painted to illustrate a variety of Buddhist tales.

    “Let’s Go” series to spotlight places to visit in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Tham Phra Non, or the Reclining Buddha Cave, is a significant part of the Wat Ao Noi complex. Situated on a hillside overlooking the tranquil Ao Noi bay, the cave can be reached by walking up a flight of steps for about 10-15 minutes.

    the Reclining Buddha Cave at the Wat Ao Noi near the City of Phrachuap Khiri Khan in the Province of Prachuap Khiri Khan in Thailand, Thailand, Prachuap Khiri Khan, December, 2022

    Despite its modest size, the cave’s interior is pleasantly airy and well-ventilated. Within Tham Phra Non, visitors will find two magnificent reclining Buddha statues, both robed in yellow, embodying peace and serenity. The cave has historical significance as well, having provided shelter to sailors during rainstorms in years gone by.

    This blend of history, spirituality, and nature makes Wat Ao Noi a destination worth visiting for both Thai and international visitors.

    Travel time from Hua Hin: Approx 1h 20 mins
    Distance: Approx 89km

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    “Let’s Go” series to spotlight places to visit in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan

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    22 May 22 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66549
  • Explore the great outdoors: Prachuap Khiri Khan is home to FIVE national parks

    Did you know the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan is home to five of Thailand’s national parks? And they are all within easy reach of Hua Hin. This offers residents and visitors alike an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature in some of the country’s most spectacular settings. The quintet of parks – Khao Sam […]

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    Did you know the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan is home to five of Thailand’s national parks?

    And they are all within easy reach of Hua Hin.

    This offers residents and visitors alike an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature in some of the country’s most spectacular settings.

    The quintet of parks – Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Kui Buri National Park, Hat Wanakorn National Park, Ao Siam National Park, and Huai Yang Waterfall National Park – each presents a unique natural environment ranging from marine landscapes to dense forests and waterfalls, catering to a wide spectrum of outdoor enthusiasts.

    It is worth noting that this article does not include Kaeng Krachan, which is Thailand’s largest national park. While parts of the park are located in Prachuap Khiri Khan, its address is Phetchaburi.

    “Let’s Go” series to spotlight places to visit in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

    Panoramic aerial view of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

    As Thailand’s pioneering marine national park, Khao Sam Roi Yot, or “The Mountain of Three Hundred Peaks,” is steeped in both natural wonder and folklore. Its name echoes the dramatic landscape of 300 limestone peaks, a sight to behold from both land and sea. Beyond its geological splendor, the park harbors tales of ancient mariners and settlements, adding a layer of historical intrigue to its natural beauty.

    Visitors can explore the mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave, unwind at the secluded Laem Sala Beach, or engage in bird watching at Thung Sam Roi Yot, among other activities. The mangrove forest nature trail and a boat trip along Khao Daeng Canal offer immersive experiences in the park’s diverse ecosystems.

    Must see: Make sure you check out the Khao Daeng viewpoint, Phraya Nakhon Cave and Bueng Bua Wood Boardwalk and visitor centre.
    Entrance fee: Foreign adults 200 Baht, Foreign children (under 14) 100 Baht
    Distance from Hua Hin: 1 hour by car, 59km
    📍 https://maps.app.goo.gl/veG2J53iYmWzG9g38

    Kui Buri National Park

    Wild elephants at Kui buri National Park.

    Renowned for its remarkable wildlife, particularly the sizable populations of gaurs and wild elephants, Kui Buri National Park provides a rare glimpse into the lives of these majestic animals.

    Organized viewing at designated spots ensures a safe and respectful distance, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness these creatures in their natural habitat.

    Must see: Take a trip with the park officers to see the elephants and a wide array of other animals in their natural habitat.
    Entrance fee: Foreign adults 200 Baht, Foreign children (under 14) 100 Baht.
    Distance from Hua Hin: 1.5 hours by car, 88km

    Hat Wanakorn National Park

    Hat Wanakorn national park.

    Characterized by its extensive, unspoiled beach and lined with sea pines, Hat Wanakorn National Park offers a tranquil retreat by the sea.

    The backdrop of small islands and opportunities for snorkeling to explore coral reefs further enhances its appeal as a destination for relaxation and adventure.

    Must see: Visit the beach at the national park, and if possible take a boat trip to the nearby uninhabited islands of Ko Chan and Ko Thai See. The coral reefs around the island offer the best snorkeling sites in the province.
    Entrance fee: Foreign adults 100 Baht, Foreign children (under 14) 50 Baht
    Distance from Hua Hin: 2 hours by car, 118km
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/XMs84CkE8TS6F9Wt8

    Huai Yang Waterfall National Park

    Huai Yang National Park

    Straddling the narrowest part of Thailand, Huai Yang Waterfall National Park is a testament to the country’s varied landscapes, from lush forests to stunning waterfalls and serene beaches.

    Attractions like Huai Yang and Kha On Waterfalls, coupled with the challenge of climbing Khao Luang Mountain, present a comprehensive nature experience.

    Must see: Be sure to explore the Huai Yang Waterfall, which has a total of 7 levels. Level 1-2 is a small waterfall, about 2-5 meters high. Level 3 is best for swimming. There is a panoramic viewpoint that has the best sunrise and sea view located on level 4.
    Entrance fee: Foreign adults 100 Baht, Foreign children (under 14) 50 Baht
    Distance from Hua Hin: 2 hours, 10 mins by car, 140km
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/CiSfopBV5pXumYaq7

    Ao Siam National Park

    Koh Talu island in Ao Siam National Park

    The latest addition to the province’s national park collection, Ao Siam National Park, encompasses a wide range of ecosystems, including mangrove and peat swamp forests. Its diverse flora and fauna are accessible via the Yang Forest Nature Trail, leading adventurers through the heart of the park’s pristine environments.

    Must see: Koh Talu This island is renowned for its beautiful snorkeling spots, white sandy beaches, lush coconut trees, and the unique Talu channel.
    Entrance Fee: At the time of publishing there are no entrance fees for Ao Siam National Park.
    Distance from Hua Hin: 2.5 hours by car, 180km
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/wXu2tu1YQR3qHxMT7

    Passport to Thailand National Parks

    For anyone who plans on visiting any of Thailand’s national parks, you should take a look at the Passport to Thailand National Parks.

    The booklet was launched in a bid to encourage exploration and conservation pof the national parks, inviting both locals and tourists to discover the myriad wonders of Thailand’s protected areas. This innovative program not only promotes sustainable tourism but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the country’s environmental heritage.

    As you visit each national park you will receive a stamp in your national parks passport providing a record of your trip.

    Whether seeking solace on a secluded beach, the thrill of wildlife sightings, or the awe of cascading waterfalls, these parks showcase some of the best nature and wildlife in Prachuap Khiri Khan, all within reach from the comforting embrace of Hua Hin.

    “Let’s Go” series to spotlight places to visit in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan

     

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    22 May 22 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66539
  • Hua Hin’s recent water supply issues resolved

    The recent water supply issues that have been affecting parts of Hua Hin have now been resolved, according to Mr. Atichat Chaisri, Deputy Mayor. During the 14th meeting of the Coordinating, Monitoring, and Inspection Committee, held on May 20, Mr. Chaisri reported that the raw water volume in the Hua Na Reservoir has increased to […]

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    The recent water supply issues that have been affecting parts of Hua Hin have now been resolved, according to Mr. Atichat Chaisri, Deputy Mayor.

    During the 14th meeting of the Coordinating, Monitoring, and Inspection Committee, held on May 20, Mr. Chaisri reported that the raw water volume in the Hua Na Reservoir has increased to over 90 percent.

    This significant rise in water levels ensures that the Waterworks Division now has sufficient raw water to produce and distribute tap water through the municipal water pipes to residents.

    In April, Hua Hin, and in particular Khao Takiab, were severely affected by a water shortage.

    The issue was so severe that the Waterworks Department of Hua Hin Municipality announced that water supply would need be rationed.

    Residents and businesses had been forced to rely truck to deliver water in order to ensure they had sufficient supply.

    The meeting, chaired by Mr. Siraphan Kamonpramot, Advisor to the Mayor of Hua Hin, included attendance by Mr. Nantanat Talaluk, Secretary to the Mayor, members of the Municipal Council, advisors to the Mayor, and other committee members. It was held at the Poolsuk Room in the Hua Hin Municipal Office.

    In addition to the water supply update, Mr. Chaisri also announced progress on a new mobile application service for water bill payments for Hua Hin residents.

    As reported by Hua Hin Today earlier this week, the new Hua Hin Smart mobile app aims to make water bill payments easier, more convenient, and faster by allowing users to scan and pay bills online or make cash payments through counter services.

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    22 May 22 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66535
  • Phetchaburi province launches soft power initiative to boost local economy

    Phetchaburi has unveiled an ambitious plan to harness its soft power across various sectors, including food, tourism, art, festivals, sports, and fashion. The announcement was made at a meeting of the Phetchaburi Soft Power Steering Committee held at the Phetchaburi Provincial Hall on Tuesday (May 21), attended by Mrs. Wanphen Mangsri, Deputy Governor of Phetchaburi […]

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    Phetchaburi has unveiled an ambitious plan to harness its soft power across various sectors, including food, tourism, art, festivals, sports, and fashion.

    The announcement was made at a meeting of the Phetchaburi Soft Power Steering Committee held at the Phetchaburi Provincial Hall on Tuesday (May 21), attended by Mrs. Wanphen Mangsri, Deputy Governor of Phetchaburi Province, along with government officials, private sector representatives, and local residents.

    Deputy Governor Wanphen Mangsri stated that the province is committed to accelerating the development of a comprehensive soft power promotion strategy. This strategy emphasizes the province’s renowned culinary identity and food heritage, aiming to make them more prominent. The move seeks to leverage Phetchaburi’s culinary excellence to boost other related sectors, such as tourism, activities, and festivals.

    The Soft Power Steering Committee highlighted the importance of not only focusing on flavor and quality ingredients in food preparation but also preserving and sharing the historical and cultural stories behind the dishes.

    This approach adds a unique selling point, enhancing the overall experience for locals and visitors alike. The committee envisions Phetchaburi as a prototype province, elevating Thai cuisine and soft power to attract interest in all related sectors.

    The approach is designed to increase economic value and improve the quality of life for residents, in alignment with government policies.

    By promoting food, tourism, art, festivals, sports, and fashion, Phetchaburi aims to become a model for soft power development in Thailand.

    Work begins developing region into high quality tourist hub

    Meanwhile, also on May 21, another significant meeting took place at the Long Beach Hotel in Cha-Am.

    This meeting, held electronically via Zoom, was led by Mr. Lertchai Sakolsawapak, Deputy Governor of Phetchaburi Province, and Ms. Benjawan Meephueak, Chief of the Phetchaburi Provincial Office. The gathering included executives, planning committee advisors, heads of government agencies, business sector representatives, local administrative organization representatives, and civil society representatives.

    Mr. Lertchai Sakolsawapak disclosed that the Lower Central Region Group 2, which includes the provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and Phetchaburi, met to collect opinions on the future development direction for the region. The aim was to draft a 5-year provincial group development plan for the region.

    The primary goals discussed include transforming the region into a high-quality tourism hub and a center of abundant agriculture and food production. The focus is on enhancing competitiveness and simultaneously developing natural resources and the environment, all while addressing the needs of the local population.

    Mr. Lertchai emphasized the importance of incorporating local opinions to address significant issues such as the shortage of skilled labor, the lack of modern technology skills, outdated processing technology, and illegal fishing activities.

    With thanks: Jamri Anurat

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    22 May 22 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66527
  • Hua Hin hosts annual TFOPTA meeting and signs MOU for UNESCO Creative Cities Network

    Hua Hin played host to the annual general meeting of the Tourism Federation of the Thai Regions (TFOPTA) on Monday (May 20), at the Hua Hin Grand Hotel and Plaza. The meeting included the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at exploring Hua Hin’s potential for joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). […]

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    Hua Hin played host to the annual general meeting of the Tourism Federation of the Thai Regions (TFOPTA) on Monday (May 20), at the Hua Hin Grand Hotel and Plaza.

    The meeting included the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at exploring Hua Hin’s potential for joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).

    The signing ceremony saw the participation of several key figures, including Lieutenant Anake Nurak, President of TFOPTA; Mr. Chamnan Srisawat, President of the Tourism Council of Thailand; Dr. Apithep Sae Khow, Acting President of Stamford International University; Associate Professor Dr. Udomwit Chaisakulkiat, President of Rajamangala University of Technology; Dr. Pornchanit Kaewnat, Vice President of International Affairs and Customer Relations at Suan Dusit University, Hua Hin Campus; Ms. Patcharee Sombattaveekul, Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Tourism and Sports Officer; Ms. Bussaba Choksuchat, Deputy Mayor of Hua Hin; Ms. Wasana Srikanchana, President of the Hua Hin-Cha Am Tourism Business Association; and Mr. Noppadon Nutcharoen, Chief Advisor of the Hua Hin-Cha Am Chefs Club.

    The MOU signing was witnessed by Mr. Akkarawit Thephasit, Director of the Central Region, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Mr. Archawan Kongkanant, Director of the TAT Prachuap Khiri Khan Office.

    The conference featured a panel discussion on “The Direction of Tourism for 2024-2025,” bringing together representatives from the Hua Hin-Cha Am Tourism Business Association, government agencies, and educational institutions.

    Panelists included Lieutenant Anake Nurak, Mr. Chamnan Srisawat, Ms. Suratsa Thongmee Director of Central Regional Office, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Ms. Watcharee Churaksa, Assistant Director of the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Public Organization); Mr. Bandit Deema, Assistant Director of Office 12, Customer Development, Community Organizations Development Institute; and Ms. Patcharee Sombattaveekul.

    The TFOPTA meeting, scheduled from May 20-22, also featured activities promoting local tourism attractions and regional connectivity. The event, hosted by the Hua Hin-Cha Am Tourism Business Association, welcomed over 500 members from 125 associations nationwide.

    Later on Monday, the Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Mr. Somkid Chanthamaruk, presided over a gala dinner held at Siam Venezia Hua Hin in Cha Am.

    The dinner, organized by Ms. Wasana Srikanchana and her committee, featured a parade with carnival boats inspired by Venice, Italy, and attendees dressed in colorful Venetian attire.

    The event also included booths from various organizations showcasing local products and those from across Thailand.

    The event, hosted by venue owner Ms. Suthassa Laohongkiat, included a red carpet walk and photo opportunities.

    In his welcoming remarks, Governor Somkid Chanthamaruk rang a bell to signal the start of the festivities, officially welcoming attendees to the conference and their visit to Hua Hin and Cha Am.

     

     

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    21 May 21 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66515
  • Hua Hin readies new HH Smart app for water bill payments

    The Hua Hin Municipal Waterworks Department is set to launch a new mobile application, HH Smart. The app, which will be available in Thai and English is designed to make it easier to pay water bills and keeping residents informed about water services. The app, expected to be available soon, offers six features aimed at […]

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    The Hua Hin Municipal Waterworks Department is set to launch a new mobile application, HH Smart.

    The app, which will be available in Thai and English is designed to make it easier to pay water bills and keeping residents informed about water services.

    The app, expected to be available soon, offers six features aimed at enhancing user convenience and efficiency.

    HH Smart features

    Log In: Users can sign in to the app using their water user number and first and last name, providing immediate access to the system.

    Meter Readings: The home screen allows users to know all meter readings and check outstanding balances from anywhere.

    News: Stay updated with the latest waterworks news through the app, ensuring users are informed before anyone else.

    Payment: The app supports various payment methods, covering all areas in Hua Hin. Users can pay via mobile banking, by scanning a QR code. Payment will also be possible via bill counter service at Big C, CJ stores, Max Value and Jiffy.

    Convenience: HH Smart enables users to pay their water bills from anywhere, eliminating the need to travel to the PWA office.

    E-Slip: The app provides a new format for receipts that are easy to read, concise, and contain complete information.

    Further details, including the release date, will be announced soon.

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    20 May 20 2024
    Hua Hin News
    https://www.huahintoday.com/?p=66510
  • Go butterfly watching near Hua Hin and Cha-am until mid-June

    One of the best places in Thailand to watch butterflies is located just a one and half hour drive from Hua Hin and Cha-am. From now until about mid-June scores of butterflies can be seen at the Ban Krang campsite in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi. The camp is located about 35 kilometres from […]

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    One of the best places in Thailand to watch butterflies is located just a one and half hour drive from Hua Hin and Cha-am.

    From now until about mid-June scores of butterflies can be seen at the Ban Krang campsite in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi.

    The camp is located about 35 kilometres from Kaeng Krachan reservoir and is home to as many as 200 different species.
    The best time to see the butterflies is from 11am to noon, when the sun is at its peak and the butterflies are most active.

    Butterfly watching at the camp is a really nice activity, especially for youngsters.

    While there are not as many butterflies as previous years, there’s still more than enough to take some great photos and have a good day out.

    Take a day trip to Ban Krang, see the butterflies, explore some of the nearby trails and enjoy the stunning countryside and nature.

    There is a charge of 30 baht for each car.

    Like all national parks in Thailand, entrance fees apply:
    Thai nationals: Adult 60 baht. Children 30 baht.
    Foreigners: Adults 300 Baht. Children 150 Baht.

    For more information : 032-772-311
    📍 Location : https://goo.gl/maps/QQNb5DoxGV1dp7AF6
    ℹ You can find more info about Ban Krang campsite here

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    20 May 20 2024
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  • SRT’s Kiha 183 train visits Suan Son Pradipat in June, offers unique travel opportunities around Thailand

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced that its special Kiha 183 tourist train will visit Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan in May and June, respectively, as part of a series of trips throughout Thailand. The SRT have announced 14 distinct trips across 9 different routes, showcasing the versatility of travel experiences available by […]

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    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced that its special Kiha 183 tourist train will visit Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan in May and June, respectively, as part of a series of trips throughout Thailand.

    The SRT have announced 14 distinct trips across 9 different routes, showcasing the versatility of travel experiences available by rail.

    Among these offerings are trips to Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

    On the weekend of June 22-23, 2024, passengers can enjoy an overnight journey to Suan Son Pradipat Beach and Hua Hin. The trip itinerary includes visits to Rajabhakti Park, Huay Mongkol Temple, and Khao Tao Reservoir. A stop at Thailand’s first Royal Irrigation Project, inspired by King Rama IX, demonstrates the region’s historical and agricultural significance.

    Additionally, travelers will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant local culture and crafts at the Cicada Market in Hua Hin. This package, priced at 3,999 baht per person, offers an immersive travel experience that includes train fare, air-conditioned bus tours, admission fees to various sites, full meals, beverages, and accident insurance. Interested tourists are advised to book their seats early as each trip has a limited capacity of 202 seats.

    Tickets for these exclusive journeys are on sale now and can be purchased at any nationwide train station or through the SRT’s online ticketing system, D-Ticket.

    Ekkarat Sriarayanpong, head of the SRT governor’s office, said the upcoming trips will focus on two distinctive themes. May’s trips are themed “Traveling with the Wind,” featuring day trips like the “Positive Wind in Saraburi Province” where travelers can explore cultural sites, including Wat Tham Phra Bodhisattva and the Sanangsuk Market.

    In contrast, June’s trips focus on the theme “Traveling under a Clear Sky,” with excursions like the “Forest Planting, Rice Planting, Earth Art Museum” trip in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, offering a rich blend of ecological and historical exploration.

    Other notable trips include the “Charming Phetchaburi with the Winds of Love” program, where participants can enjoy activities such as tandem biking and sea swimming, and the “Navigate Nakhon Down the Stream, Breezy Tour” in Chachoengsao Province, which features boat rides and visits to revered local temples.

    Full details of the upcoming KIHA 183 Train Excursions (May to June) can be found below:

    May Kiha 183 excursions:

    May 25 & 26 (“Charming Phetchaburi with the Winds of Love” Overnight Stay): Visit Mrigadayavan Palace and pay respects to Phetchaburi’s sacred “phya naga” statue in Cha-am. There’s also a visit to Cha-am beach, tandem bicycle riding and more. priced at 3,999 THB.

    June Kiha 183 excursions:

    June 1 & 2 (“Explore the Two Buris” Day Trips): Head to Lopburi Province for our “Rubber Forest in Bang Lao” program. Activities include planting rubber trees, building parakeet houses, exploring the “Lao Vieng” community, and visiting a contemporary museum in Sing Buri, all for 1,499 THB per trip.

    June 8 & 9 (“Khun Dan Prakan Chon, Source Forest” Overnight Stay): Explore the scenic beauty of Chachoengsao and Nakhon Nayok. Enjoy Nam Rong waterfall, raft at Khun Dan Prakan Chon, admire butterflies at Chong Lom waterfall, and explore the Vong Rattanamanee Maha Nakorn Ratch Nakhon Ratch Cave for 3,999 THB.

    June 15 & 16 (“Charm of the East” Day Trips): Visit Prachinburi Province for the “Kasalong Forest Planting” program. Tour Wat Kaew Pichit, the Prachinburi National Museum, Khao Ito National Park, participate in fish release and forest planting, and shop for local products and agricultural produce. Each trip costs 1,499 THB.

    June 22 & 23 (“Beautiful Beach, Clear Skies” Overnight Stay): Enjoy Prachuap Khiri Khan Province with a stay at Pradipat Beach. Tour Rajabhakti Park, Wat Huay Mongkol, Khao Tao Reservoir, and the first Royal Irrigation project by King Rama IX. Visit Cicada Market and explore Hua Hin town, all for 3,999 THB.

    June 29 & 30 (“Forest Planting, Rice Planting” Day Trips): Discover Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. Visit the Sufficiency Economy Learning Center “Father’s House,” take a scenic boat ride along the Chao Phraya River, explore Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, and the Japanese Village, each trip priced at 1,499 THB.

    For more information about the Kiha 183 train routes and other travel options provided by the Railway Department, customers can contact the customer relations center at 1690, which is available 24 hours a day. Tickets can also be purchased via https://dticket.railway.co.th/

     

     

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