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Release of green turtles draw crowd #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published March 2, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Release of green turtles draw crowd

Mar 02. 2020
By The Nation

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit recently led the release of green turtles to the sea under a conservation programme at Thai Muang Beach in Thai Muang district of Phang-nga province.

Numerous Thai and foreign tourists participated in the event, marked by parades and fancy costumes. 70 green turtles were returned to the sea, mainly by children.

Thai Muang Beach, said the governor of Phang-nga, is suitable for the turtles to lay eggs. In the last two years, green turtles reappeared on the beach after six years of absence.

Their return brought much joy to residents of the district. They want to raise awareness of turtle conservation through the event and as a feature of tourism in Phang-nga.

The event runs from March 1 to 10.

At peace with the gentle giants of Koh Lanta #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published March 1, 2020 by SoClaimon

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At peace with the gentle giants of Koh Lanta

Feb 29. 2020
By The Nation

Built with the support of the wildlife protection organisation World Animal Protection, the jungle-covered “Following Giants” attraction on Koh Lanta confirms how Thailand’s elephants thrive in completely natural surroundings and why such habitats must be better preserved.

It’s an environment where the elephants can go about their lives just being elephants – no rides for humans or painting pictures with a brush in their trunks, no bizarre balancing acts or circus tricks.

There are many human visitors, of course, but they’re walking in the elephants’ footsteps and never disturbing them, merely forging passive connections and getting to understand them better.

Visitors have a variety of activities to choose among, involving not just watching the elephants – notably bird’s-eye views from a tree-house – but also helping replenish their natural food sources.

It’s fun and fulfilling to make and distribute through the forest “seed bombs”, of which the elephants with their massive appetite need a constant supply.

Following Giants has three resident elephants, named Sow, Jahn and Chok, who appear as content as any you might encounter in the wild. That’s something of a miracle in itself, because all three led punishing lives previously, toiling in logging camps or constantly carrying around tourists. Now they’re free to live the unfettered lives to which they were born.

World Animal Protection seeks to provide a happier and more beneficial life for animals and also show communities how they can exchange traditional business practices for kinder, nobler endeavours that still attract tourists and ample income.

A visit to Following Giants is a show of support for the remarkable tusked creatures that call Thailand home, and it encourages more communities like those on Koh Lanta to embrace more eco-friendly approaches to tourism.

Visits can be arranged by contacting the owner, Charae Sangkaow, at followinggiants.lanta@gmail.com or (084) 744 7060.

The enduring allure of Bang Pu #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published March 1, 2020 by SoClaimon

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The enduring allure of Bang Pu

Feb 23. 2020
By The Nation

Bang Pu Recreation Centre has been a famous recreation centre for a long time. Mostly, tourists come here to enjoy their time in the restaurant. From November to the end of April, a lot of seagulls migrate here and live along the seaside. From children to adults, they all love to watch seagulls and feed them; just hold the food and let the bird decide which one to feast on.

Bang Pu used to be a well-known recreation centre in the past because of its short distance from Bangkok. Young people loved to visit to enjoy the view, watching seagulls, eating seafood at Bangpoo Restaurant and ending their evening with a dance.

Nowadays, the usual evening dance is still there every Saturday. More seafood restaurants have been open for tourists who come to visit Bang Pu.

Towards the end of the year, Bang Pu becomes a place for birdwatching, attracting an overwhelming number of tourists of every generation. Apart from birdwatching, there is Bang Pu Nature Education Centre, where you can learn about mangroves. Bang Pu also offers a spectacular view of the sunset.

Interesting attractions nearby include Ancient Siam, Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Wat Asokaram and Phra Samut Chedi.

Charmed by Ranong and its alluring islands #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 22, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Charmed by Ranong and its alluring islands

Feb 22. 2020
Horse Shoe island

Horse Shoe island
By THE NATION

Visitors to Ranong province either already feel the lure of Kam Nui and Phayam islands or they’re told about it repeatedly. The lure proves inescapable, and the islands are easily reached with a short boat ride.

Horse Shoe Island

Horse Shoe Island

The boat rides to the islands in Myanmar coast have become quite popular in the past three years thanks to celebrities and other “influencers” posting rave reviews on social media.Just a little farther out across a shard of the Andaman Sea is the Myanmar coast. You just need to ask at any travel agency in Ranong and they’ll ask to see a Thai ID card or passport.

Kawthaung

Kawthaung

The trip starts fairly early in the morning at Lighthouse Pier and takes you to the Myanmar port of Kawthaung, known as Victoria Point in colonial times, where you get your border pass.Different agencies offer different routes and lists of islands among the 10 or so islands on offer, but by most accounts, the best ones to visit are Horse Shoe, Emerald Heart, Nyaung Oo Phee and Cockburn.#

It’s advisable to go prepared for swimming, diving or kayaking.

And be prepared also to find no internet – or any stores catering to tourists, for that matter. Nor any cars and not much in the way of roads.

You should have done all your shopping on Ranong’s Walking Street anyway. It’s a charming little downtown promenade with numerous food carts selling cheap meals and snacks, but it’s only really functioning from 4 to 10pm.

For history buffs, Mueang Ranong also has the lovely Baan Thein Sue (Thein Sue House), about a century old and all very Chinese in construction and decor.

The same family has lived there from Day 1 and is currently in its sixth generation.

There are two houses to Thein Sue House, actually. The one out front has been converted into a museum filled with Chinese furniture and décor and historical photos and documents. The family lives in the second.

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Ecstatic divers encounter rare, ‘friendly’ whale shark #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 17, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Ecstatic divers encounter rare, ‘friendly’ whale shark

Feb 17. 2020
By The Nation

Koh Lanta National Park officers encountered a 4-metre whale shark swimming near Koh Haa Island in Krabi province on Sunday during an exploration of the marine ecosystem in the park.

Its chief said Koh Haa is a marine park that has one of the most beautiful lagoons in Krabi and there are numerous plankton in the area, which attracted the whale shark. However, it was rare for these huge creatures to appear in that zone.

The giant fish showed no signs of fear for humans and even swam with ecstatic divers for a while. The park’s officers recorded a video of the incident before posting it on social media, drawing excitement from netizens.

The national park chief added that whale sharks are not harmful, but he advised tourists to snap pictures and record videos of them without using a flash, which might terrify the large creatures.

Korat readies fragrant field of mums for annual festival #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 7, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Korat readies fragrant field of mums for annual festival

Feb 07. 2020
By THE NATION

The head of Wang Nam Khiao district in Nakhon Ratchasima unveiled a 40-rai chrysanthemum garden on Friday (February 7), ready for the 18th Chrysanthemum in the Mist Fair from February 13-23.

Joining Pornthep Watchakeekul as he took a deep breath of the glorious earthy aroma were the mayor of the Thai Samakkhi sub-district administrative organisation and the president of the Wang Nam Khieo Tourism Promotion Association.

Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 7, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao

Feb 07. 2020
By THE NATION

Wooden statues of Chinese deities were carried on litters through the streets of communities in Yala province on Friday (February 7) as part of the annual Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao festival.

Thais of Chinese ancestry celebrate the occasion honouring the goddess Lim Ko Niao – a tragic figure in Pattani lore – and other deities depicted in statues carried by staff of the Mae Ko Niao Foundation.

The occasion also features fire-walking rituals.

Lim Ko Niao supposedly travelled from China to Pattani to fetch her brother home because their mother was dying, but he refused to go, having married a daughter of Phraya Tani and converted to Islam.

Distraught, Lim Ko Niao hanged herself from a cashew tree, only to be subsequently mourned and honoured with a statue and shrine.

The annual celebration comes two weeks into the Lunar New Year.

The joy of the Tat Wiman Thip waterfall in Bueng Kan #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 4, 2020 by SoClaimon

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The joy of the Tat Wiman Thip waterfall in Bueng Kan

Feb 03. 2020
By THE NATION

The Tat Wiman Thip waterfall situated in Phu Langka National Park is one of the major tourist attractions in Bueng Kan province, which is under the management of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

The rich white waterfall cascading down a large cliff is also made memorable by the resonance of the water pouring onto the rocks below.

Apart from its pristine beauty, the experience is made wonderful by the coolness of the water. People can splash about in the pool and have a good time in the lap of nature.

Generally, the weather in the national park is similar to other areas in the northeastern region of Thailand. The temperature on the park’s hilltops is around 0 to 5 degrees Celsius in winter, with an average of 25 to 36 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

Those interested in visiting the Phu Langka National Park and its attractions can take Highway No 212. The place is about 220 kilometres from Nong Khai province and six kilometres from Ban Phaeng district of Nakhon Pathom province.

Pattaya to get new viewpoint #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 28, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Pattaya to get new viewpoint

Jan 27. 2020
By The Nation

Pattaya City plans to improve the scenery at Bali Hai Cape to make it a sunset viewpoint after the public area was reclaimed from entrepreneurs.

Pattaya City Mayor Pattana Bunsawat said that several entrepreneurs had intruded on Bali Hai Cape to make use of the land. Authorities have negotiated with them to improve the area so that it can become a sunset viewpoint to attract tourists.

“After the demolition of buildings is completed, we will coordinate with Nongnooch Garden Pattaya to improve the scenery of this cape so it becomes a new checkpoint of Pattaya,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nongnooch Garden director Kampol Tansajja said that after they have surveyed the area, he plans to plant sugar palm trees to improve the landscape.

“The reason we chose sugar palm trees is because they can grow in saline soil, especially at the seaside. In addition, this tree is durable, easy to take care of and will not obscure the scenery,” he said.

“If possible, we will grow 78 sugar palm trees to make the scenery as beautiful as Promthep Cape in Phuket,” Kampol added.

Trash problem chokes tourist attraction – again #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 28, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Trash problem chokes tourist attraction – again

Jan 27. 2020
By The Nation

The viewpoint at Ekkachai Bridge connecting Phatthalung’s Khuan Khanun district and Songkhla’s Ranod district has become a garbage dump as trash left by travellers piles up – yet again.

Tourists from other provinces have been drawn to the area’s beautiful scenery of forest, farms and a lake along the two sides of the 6-kilometre bridge.

The trash problem has hit this tourist attraction several times.

Clean-up campaigns have been held to solve the problem but the area always turns dirty again as more and more tourists visit.

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